When the locals in a small Russian hamlet learn that an undercover government inspector is coming for a surprise visit, an unfortunate case of mistaken identity sends the whole village spiraling into a world of panic and greed. Witty, smart and wildly satirical, this timely and spirited adaptation of Nikolai Gogol's comic masterpiece exposes the corruption of a provincial town with biting hilarity.

"A comedy of galumphing, harrumphing hilarity!" -- Minneapolis Star-Tribune

A vision of angels sets the Shaker village of Pleasant Hill, Kentucky spinning when a newcomer to the religious community claims to receive special "gifts" from above. Set in 1883, the play looks at the lives of nine Shaker women as they struggle to maintain balance in their day-to-day life as members of the United Society of Believers in the Second Coming of Christ.


Mainstage Theatre, Directed by Andrew Gaupp

October 18, 19, 24, 25, 26 at 8 pm, October 27 at 2:30 pm, 2013
Auditions: August 26, 27, 28, 2013

Studio Theatre, Directed by Dr. Anne Healy

November 15, 16, 21, 22, 23 at 8 pm, November 24 at 2:30, 2013
Auditions: August 26, 27, 28, 2013

Mozart's THE MAGIC FLUTE will take you on a fantastic journey of myth and enchantment. Armed with only a magic flute and joined by a flamboyant bird catcher, can a heroic prince travel to exotic lands to rescue a stolen princess and ensure everyone finds true love? Join us for an evening of magic and music to see if this adventure of a lifetime ends happily ever after. MAVPLAYS 2014 spollights bold and exciting theatre during a thrilling, fast-paced two-week festival! Headlining MAVPLAYS 2014 is a bill that takes a walk on the wild side: GRUESOME PLAYGROUND INJURIES by Rajiv Joseph, directed by Dr. Dennis Maher in the Mainstage Theatre. Rounding out the festival is the popular Studio Theatre showcase of student directed one-acts, MAVPLAYS Readers' Series of off-beat and unexpected theatre, and Lunch Box Matinees featuring Lanford Wilson's haunting and fantastical HOME FREE! directed by Dr. Natalie Gaupp

Mainstage Theatre, Directed By Dr. Soo Hong Kim

February 21 at 8 pm, February 23 at 2:30 pm, 2014
February 28 at 8 pm, March 2 at 2:30 pm, 2014
Auditions: August 26, 27, 28, 2013

Studio Theatre - Stage 143

April 15-27, 2014
Auditions: January 15, 16, 17, 2014

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