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K-State Today

August 31, 2016



K-State Theatre and Dance presents the 2016-2017 season

By Kim Belanger

Kicking off the K-State Theatre and Dance 2016-2017 season is "The Glass Menagerie" by Tennessee Williams, directed by Jennifer Vellenga, Sept. 29-Oct. 2 and Oct. 6-9 in West Stadium's Purple Masque Theatre.

Next, get ready to dance the "Time Warp" for "The Rocky Horror Show" by Richard O'Brien, directed by Jerry Jay Cranford in the Mark A. Chapman Theatre, Oct. 27-30 and Nov. 3-6, including a few late night performances.

The fall season wraps up with WinterDance 2016 on Dec. 1-3 in the Mark A. Chapman Theatre. K-State students will perform original jazz, tap, modern, ballet and African dance pieces choreographed by faculty.

Experience love in the information age with the spring season opener, "Love and Information" by Caryl Churchill. This dramatic comedy performs Feb. 2-4 and Feb. 9-12, 2017, in the Purple Masque Theatre.

Celebrate the arrival of spring with two shows in McCain Auditorium. First, the mythical opera "The Magic Flute" by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, translated by Ruth and Thomas Martin, will be performed March 9-12, 2017. K-State Dance also will perform original pieces choreographed by faculty in SpringDance 2017, March 31-April 1, 2017.

A unique troupe of actors with and without disabilities will perform an original one-act play directed by the Drama Therapy program. "Barrier-Free Theatre" will be performed April 21-23, 2017, in the Purple Masque Theatre 

The season closes with the dramatic play "Unity (1918)" by Kevin Kerr, April 20-22 and April 27-30, 2017, in the Mark A. Chapman Theatre.

Individual and season tickets are available at ksu.edu/mtd/tickets.