Theatre MSU announces 2017-18 performance schedule

Contact: Heath Fisackerly

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STARKVILLE, Miss. — A famous Danish fairy tale opens the 54th performance season of the Mississippi State communication department’s theatrical program.

“The Little Mermaid,” playwright Linda Daugherty’s two-act adaption of the well-known Hans Christian Andersen story, will be featured Sept. 30 at 2 p.m. on the university’s McComas Hall main stage.

Theatre MSU will continue its 2017-2018 season at McComas throughout the fall and spring semesters, including:—Nov. 15-18, 7:30 p.m., and Nov. 19, 2 p.m., Charles Dickens’ legendary “A Christmas Carol: A Ghost Story of Christmas”;

—Feb. 15-17, 7:30 p.m., Mississippian Beth Henley’s “Crimes of the Heart”; and

—April 19-20, 7:30 p.m., English playwright Michael Frayn’s “Noises Off.”

Tickets are $10 each if purchased separately at the door. Season admission is $30—or four shows for the price of three.

“This is one of the most exciting seasons I’ve been a part of here,” said Assistant Professor Cody Stockstill, Theatre MSU coordinator. The variety of shows during the school year “are sure to enhance audiences, but also be a great challenge for our student actors and designers.”

Assistant Professor Tim Matheny said this year’s selections offer “something for everyone” and “will allow our audiences to experience four very different worlds.”

For more information on the 2017-18 season, contact Stockstill at or the Department of Communication at 662-325-3320.

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