MSU Original Play Selected For Regional Festival

Recently the MSU Theatre department received notice that its production of Bandersnatch, an original play co-written by MSU assistant professor Brandon Smith, was one of six plays selected for presentation at the 2012 Region VI American College Theater Festival.

Region VI includes the states of Arkansas, Louisiana, Missouri, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas. Before journeying to the Region VI Festival, we will revive the play for a two-night run in the Fain Fine Arts Center Theatre.

Bandersnatch offers an action-packed story, intriguing characters, and imaginative costumes, lights, and sound. The play's most compelling element is its inventive use of shadow puppets, mechanical puppets, and marionettes. 

The story:

Lief Gehrulling must embark on an epic journey to defeat the dastardly Bandersnatch and rid his family of a horrible curse in this quirky, adventurous tale based on Lewis Carroll's poem "Jabberwocky."


Friday, February 17, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, February 18, 7:30 p.m.
All performances will take place in the Fain Fine Arts Center Theatre.

$8.00 General Admission
$7.00 Reduced:
Senior citizens (55+)
Military personnel with valid ID
Children High school students with valid ID College students other than MSU with valid ID Ex-Students Association
$5.00 Group rate for 10 or more
Free for MSU students and faculty with valid ID

To ensure an enjoyable performance for all, the MSU Theatre will refuse admission to children under six years old.