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Summer Circle Theatre Courtyard

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Summer Circle is turning 59 and is ready to make you smile. This season will be devoted to comedy in its many forms: spoof, comedy of manners, commedia dell'arte and more. This summer we invite you to turn off the news, kick back and enjoy the summer with us. Because laughing matters.

As if free theatre wasn’t enough… check out theatre.msu.edu to see the special free events and programming surrounding the regular free performances of Summer Circle between the Kresge Art Building and the Auditorium Building on the MSU campus. Free parking across the street. Come early and sit in the free Summer Circle seats next to the stage. If you are not early, make sure to bring your own chairs. The MSU Food Truck will be present during the run of The Importance of Being Earnest only and concessions are always available but feel free to bring a picnic. In addition, if it ever rains we will go inside and perform in the Fairchild Theatre. (That is also free.)

See you at the Circle!

SCT 2019 Printable Schedule.pdf

One Man, Two Guvnors

By Richard Bean
June 6 - 8, 2019 @ 8:00PM and June 9, 2019 @ 4:00PM
(Some playful sexual innuendo and mild profanity. Ages 13 and up.)

The Importance of Being Earnest

By Oscar Wilde
June 13 - 15, 2019 @ 8:00PM and June 16, 2019 at 4:00PM
(Appropriate for all ages.)

Dames at Sea

Book and Lyrics by George Haimsohn and Robin Miller
Music by Jim Wise
June 20 - 22, 2019 @ 8:00PM and June 23 at 4:00PM
(Appropriate for all ages.)

Comic Timing

World Premiere
Book by Rob Roznowski
June 7 - 8, June 14 - 15, 2019 @ 6:30PM
(Appropriate for all ages.)

How to Make Friends and Then Kill Them

By Halley Feiffer
June 14 - 15, June 21 - 22, 2019 @ 10:00PM
(Adults only. This show has content that may be triggering including murder, profanity and sexual situations.)

Second Stage Improv

Touring Troupe of MSU Theatre Students
June 6 - 8 and June 20, 2019 @ 10:00PM

2019 Summer Circle KIDS CAMP

Public Performance for the Community
June 21, 2019 @ 6.30pm
(All ages welcome)

The Summer Circle Courtyard is located on Auditorium Road 
between the Auditorium Building and the Kresge Art Center.

Summer Circle Theatre will continue rain or shine. Performances will move to the Fairchild Theatre stage during inclement weather.