Missouri State University Department of Theatre and Dance

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Missouri State University Theatre and Dance Department presents the annual pring Dance Concert: "Movement in Flux," coordinated by Ruth Barnes and choreographed by MSU dance faculty and a guest artist, in four performances in the Craig Hall Coger Theatre: Thursday through Saturday May 4-6 all at 7:30pm and Sunday May 7 at 2:30pm.  The dance works are all performed by MSU Theatre and Dance students.

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The Missouri State University Theatre and Dance Department presents Tony Kushner's controversial-- and critically acclaimed--Angels in America, Part 1: The Millennium Approaches, directed by Sarah Wiggin, in Craig Hall Coger Theatre for tonight and Saturday Nov.11-12 at 7:30pm and Sunday Nov.13 at 2:30pm.  It's 1985, and both the "Reagan revolution" and the AIDS epidemic are well underway. In New York City, the relationships of two couples are unraveling. Prior discovers that he has AIDS.

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The Missouri State University Theatre and Dance Department opens the 2016-17 school year with Jenny Laird's Ballad Hunter, directed by Melanie Dreyer-Lude and performed in the Craig Hall Balcony Theatre TONIGHT (Friday Sept.23); Monday through Friday Sept. 26-30; and Monday Oct.3rd all at 7:30pm, with Sunday matinees at 2:30pm Sept.25 and Oct.2.

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The Missouri State University Theater 515 class, "Theater for Social Change," explores new theater that addresses social issues in the community in partnership with various non-profit organizations.  Their final project of the fall semester will be Mosaic, a series of theatrical vignettes dealing with such social issues as autism, mental health, AIDS, and speech disorders--all of which are relevant to the Springfield area, according to the class's instructor, Dr. Telory Arendell, Assistant Professor of Theater and Dance.