Marshall University’s Theatre Alliance has two shows left to go in its 2015-2016 season (which follows the school year, natch). MU always creates amazing work, with top-notch acting and stellar production values - so their shows are always well worth checking out.
They haven't announced their next season yet, but here are the shows we can expect for the first half of 2016:
- Mauritius by Theresa Rebeck will be presented Feb. 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26 and 27 at 7:30 p.m. at the Francis-Booth Experimental Theatre. Synopsis: stamp collecting is far more risky than you think. After their mother’s death, two estranged half-sisters discover a book of rare stamps that may include the crown jewel for collectors. One sister tries to collect on the windfall, while the other resists for sentimental reasons. In this gripping tale, a seemingly simple sale becomes dangerous when three seedy, high-stakes collectors enter the sisters’ world, willing to do anything to claim the rare find as their own.
- Romeo & Juliet by William Shakespeare will be presented April 20, 21, 22 and 23 at 7:30 p.m. at The Joan C. Edwards Playhouse. Synopsis: “For never was a story of more woe Than this of Juliet and her Romeo.” Considered to be the greatest love story of all time. Shakespeare’s tragic tale of forbidden love played out against a fairy tale backdrop of Verona, Italy. Harold Bloom argues that “Romeo and Juliet “ is unmatched in the world’s literature “as a vision of an uncompromising love that perishes of its own idealism and intensity.”
Tickets for each show are $20 each, $15 for faculty or senior citizens, $7 for children 5 to 12, and free to full-time Marshall students with valid ID.