2017-2018 Theatre Season

 Southern Miss Tickets

FALL 2017

 

Trojan Barbie

by Christin Evans

SEPT. 28, 29; OCT. 5, 6, 7 at 7:30PM

OCT. 1* at 2PM

*Pre-Performance Talk at 1PM

MARTHA R. TATUM THEATRE

$14 public; $10 faculty, staff, seniors, military; $8 students (RESERVED SEATS)

Trojan Barbie recasts the legendary fall of the city of Troy against the vivid reality of modern warfare. This brilliant, edgy play catapults absurd fantasies, humor and dance into the harsh aftermath of war:  "The past folded uneasily into the present." Trojan Barbie won the 2007 Jane Chambers Award for theatre innovation in playwriting!

Trojan Barbie contains strong language and subject matter suitable for mature audiences only.

 

The Illusion

by Tony Kushner, freely adapted from the original play by Pierre Cornielle

OCT. 26, 27; NOV. 1, 2, 3 at 7:30PM

OCT. 29* at 2PM

*Pre-Performance Talk at 1PM

HARTWIG THEATRE

$8 GENERAL ADMISSION

A guilt-ridden father is desperate to find the son he regrettably exiled long ago. He engages the services of a magician, who conjures up visions of the romantic, adventurous, perilous life the son has been living. A story of love and regret, family honor and personal redemption, this joyful and highly theatrical play is filled with passion and magic.

 

Galileo

by Bertolt Brecht, as translated by Charles Laughton and edited by Eric Bentley

NOV. 9, 10, 11, 16, 17 at 7:30PM

NOV. 19* at 2PM

*Pre-Performance Talk at 1PM

MARTHA R. TATUM THEATRE

$14 public; $10 faculty, staff, seniors, military; $8 students (RESERVED SEATS)

In the Age of Reason, Galileo teaches a new science--that the earth moves around the sun .His discoveries bring him into conflict with the church and lead to a critical moment in history. Will scientific truth be accepted? By one of the greatest playwrights of the 20th century, epic in scale, Galileo is startling in its contemporary relevance.

 

 

SPRING 2018

 

You Can't Take It With You

by Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman

FEB. 22, 23, 24; MAR. 2, 3 at 7:30PM

MAR. 4 at 2PM

MARTHA R. TATUM THEATRE

$14 public; $10 faculty, staff, seniors, military; $8 students (RESERVED SEATS)

Tony, the attractive young son of the snobbish Kirby family, falls in love with Alice Sycamore, whose parents are free-thinking and modest. As these eccentric families meet over dinner on an improbable evening, it becomes clear that marriage is out of the question! One of America's happiest comedies, this play won the 1937 Pulitzer Prize for Drama (and the Oscar Award for Best Picture)!

 

Bulrusher

by Eisa Davis

MAR. 22, 23, 24, 27, 28 at 7:30PM

MAR. 25* at 2PM

*Pre-Performance Talk at 1PM

HARTWIG THEATRE

$8 GENERAL ADMISSION

Found as an infant floating in a basket on a river, Bulrusher is an orphan with a gift for clairvoyance that makes her feel like a stranger in her own community. Set in 1955 during the civil rights movement, Bulrusher discovers an entirely new sense of self, when a young woman from Alabama challenges her identity. Passionate and lyrical, this distinctively American play was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in 2007.

Bulrusher contains subject matter suitable for mature audiences only.

 

Peter and the Starcatcher

Adapted by Rick Elice and Wayne Barker from original novels by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson

APR. 19, 20, 21, 27, 28 at 7:30PM

APR. 29* at 2PM

*Pre-Performance Talk at 1PM

MARTHA R. TATUM THEATRE

$14 public; $10 faculty, staff, seniors, military; $8 students (RESERVED SEATS)

This Tony Award-winning play with music upends the classic story of how a miserable orphan comes to be Peter Pan! From marauding pirates and jungle tyrants to unwilling comrades and unlikely heroes, Peter and the Starcatcher playfully explores the depths of greed and despair... and the bonds of friendship, duty, and love. It's a true theatrical delight for children (and adults) of all ages!