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2011-2012 Season
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The Department of Theatre Celebrates a year of “RE-INVENTION.”

The College of Arts and Letters has challenged departments to create special initiatives that explore the role of the Arts and Humanities in public life. In the face of significant economic and social uncertainties, how can the Arts inform and support citizens as they rethink needs and foster dreams for the future? 

The Department of Theatre has chosen a season of plays that bring to light the many and diverse ways human beings have re-invented themselves in extraordinary situations. We invite you to experience their terror and their pain, their relief and their joy, and through that process to re-assess your own life. 

Will you re-invent yourself?

2011-12 Season Brochure (PDF) 

2011-2012 Main Stage Season

A Streetcar Named Desire

By Tennessee Williams
October 14-16 & 18-23, 2011
Pasant Theatre

The Beaux’ Stratagem

By George Farquhar (Thornton Wilder and Ken Ludwig Adaptation )
November 11-13 & 17-20, 2011
Auditorium Arena Theatre

Mother Courage

By Bertolt Brecht (Translated by Tony Kushner)
February 7-12, 2012
Fairchild Theatre

Dance is the Answer

2012 Repertory Dance Concert (Artistic Director: Sherrie Barr)
March 20-25, 2012
RCAH Auditorium in Snyder-Phillips Hall

Legally Blonde

Book by Heather Hach
Music and Lyrics Laurence O’Keefe and Nell Benjamin
April 20-22 & 25-29, 2012
Pasant Theatre

2011-2012 Second Stage Season

Two 9/11 Plays

10 Years After…
September 20-21, 23-25 & September 27-October 1, 2011
Auditorium Arena Theatre

Freshman Showcase

Fifth Annual
December 2-4, 2011
Auditorium Arena Theatre

The Cripple of Inishmaan

By Martin McDonagh
February 23-29, 2012
Auditorium Arena Theatre

2011-2012 DOT Initiatives

Haunted Aud

Third Annual Event
October 28-30, 2011
Auditorium Building

Shakespeare Tour: Much Ado About Nothing

Touring High School School Production
Contact the Department of Details and Reservations of Spring 2012 Tour

Arts and Culture at MSU

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Arts and culture at MSU play a critical role in nurturing the human spirit while contributing to a richer quality of life. Museums, galleries, and gardens along with libraries, historic sites, and performance spaces provide a catalyst for cultural exchange of diverse ideas and inspirations. At the same time, audiences on campus and around the world take advantage of academic and research programs, public broadcasting, online resources, publications, and outreach initiatives. 

Join us in exploring a world of arts and culture at Michigan State University. Learn more at artsandculture.msu.edu

Message from Dr. George Peters (former chair)

George Peters

It has been my pleasure to serve as the Department of Theatre chair since January 2006. I have been privileged to work with a group of extraordinary faculty and students who pulled together to RE-INVIGORATE and RE-FINE the academic and production mission of the Department. It has been a period of remarkable growth, with an increase of over 200% in student numbers and an influx of dynamic and talented faculty. I leave the chairmanship with countless memories and many lasting friendships. I am confident that the RE-CONSTITUTED Department of Theatre will remain faithful to its long-time goal "to provoke and sustain truth and insight into the human condition."