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2008-2009 Season
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The Department of Theatre Celebrates the year of

“Creative Connections.”

“Creative Connections” links each play in the Department of Theatre’s 2008-09 season with one or more units on campus of Michigan State University. Watch for the announcement of exciting and unexpected theatrical connections during a season of exceptional plays.

2008-09 Season Brochure (PDF)

Mainstage Season


by Lisa Kron
September 17-21 & 24-28, 2008
Auditorium Arena Theatre


book by Joe Masteroff, lyrics by Fred Ebb, music by John Kander
October 14-19, 2008
Fairchild Theatre

Almost, Maine

by John Cariani
October 28 - November 2, 2008
Auditorium Arena Theatre

Love’s Labour’s Lost

by William Shakespeare
November 18-23, 2008
Pasant Theatre


by various artists
January 28-Feb. 1 and February 4-8, 2009
Auditorium Arena Theatre

Hedda Gabler

by Henrik Ibsen
February 20-28, 2009
Pasant Theatre

The Who's Tommy

by Pete Townshend and Des McAnuff
April 9-11 and 15-19, 2009
The Concert Auditorium

Far Away & This is a Chair

by Caryl Churchill
April 28 - May 3, 2009
RCAH Auditorium in Snyder-Phillips Hall

Season ticket holders can pick up their tickets to Second Stage shows the night of the production. The ticket office at the Auditorium opens one (1) hour prior to the show with doors opening 30 minutes prior. All Second Stage tickets are $8 each payable in cash or by check. Checks must be made payable to Michigan State University and contain a printed address. A valid driver’s license is required to purchase by check. We do not accept credit cards. Seating is limited.

Guest Performance Artist: Melissa C. Thompson

The Key Said Run and the Door Said Fly

Lady Mary was young, and Lady Mary was fair, and she had more lovers than she could count on the fingers of both hands . . .

Devised by the Sacred Heart Archive, a multi-disciplinary arts project, The Key Said Run and the Door Said Fly reinvents the folk tale of Mr. Fox using physical performance, traditional songs, and found objects. Incorporating a daring use of autobiography, The Key Said Run and the Door Said Flyinvestigates issues of sexual violence, and the body’s capacity to remember. The ultimate result is a compelling picture of the relationship between freedom and fear.

A Collaborative Piece by Melissa Thompson and Julia Hinderlie

RCAH Auditorium in Snyder-Phillips Hall

Friday, October 3, 2008 - 8:00p.m.
Saturday, October 4, 2008 - 8:00p.m.

small things brought

A NEW Devised Performance Piece with MSU Students

RCAH Auditorium in Snyder-Phillips Hall

Friday, March 27, 2009 - 8:00p.m.
Saturday, March 28, 2009 - 8:00p.m.

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