MONTANA REP MISSOULA


Montana Rep Missoula will present its 2011-2012 season in the Masquer Theatre located in the PARTV Center on The University of Montana campus.

The season will feature two original works first read at The Missoula Colony.

We invite you to be a part of our continuing journey as we present thought-provoking theatre for sophisticated audiences.


COMING SOON

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END DAYS
By DEBORAH ZOE LAUFER
Masquer Theatre / April 12-14, 17-21 / 7:30 PM

"End Days…is filled with so much uninhibited imagination and surprising levity that it threatens to overwhelm any theatergoer lucky enough to come across it."
--Missoula Independent | 4.19.12 | Read review >

Deborah Zoe Laufer is a Missoula Colony favorite, and her play End Days, first read at Colony 12, has been produced in theatres across the country. MRM is proud to bring End Days back to where it all started.

The play chronicles the life of a family torn apart by the events of September 11. The daughter is Goth, her boyfriend dresses like Elvis, the father is in post-traumatic shock, and Mom awaits the rapture while chatting with Jesus and Steven Hawking.

End Days, "a rapturously funny play about a family trying to survive in a world hurtling towards Armageddon, proves that the right playwright can inspire healing laughter even in the most sobering subjects." —Miami Herald

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Masquer Theatre
PARTV Center / The University of Montana

Admission
Tuesday through Thursday: $11
Friday and Saturday: $16
Day-of-Show Student Rush (all nights after 7:00 PM): $6

Tickets
UMArts Box Office (UM Campus) 243-4581 and at the door



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PAST PRODUCTION / 2011-2012

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Direct / by Roger Hedden
Masquer Theatre / September 22-24, 27-October 1, 2011
Direct consists of three hilarious and insightful one-acts based on the theme of the director: one is about a television director, one concerns an off-off-Broadway director, and the third follows a famous film director. The directors will all be played by one actor—and MRM is fortunate to have enlisted the talents of Jeff Medley, whose work has been seen in Missoula in Oliver!, The Rocky Horror Show, and One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest. Joining Jeff will be Rick Martino, a long-time MRM player, and Salina Chatlain (Missoula Independent's Best Actress in Missoula 2010). Greg Johnson, who directs, describes the plays as "very funny and smart investigations into the male ego, creativity, and art commerce by one of the better playwrights currently writing in America."
Extended run: How seat cushions and singing sperm led to Direct's theatrical debut
Independent: 9.15.11 | Read story >



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PAST PRODUCTIONS / 2010-2011

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Jane Doe, or That There Dead Girl / by Larke Schuldberg
Crystal Theatre / October 5-9, 12-16, 2010
Larke Schuldberg has been a staple of the Missoula Colony since 2002, when she was still a student at Hellgate High School. She has since graduated from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts with a B.F.A. in dramatic writing and has created original work for the New York Fringe Festival. Jane Doe is the first of Larke's plays to be produced in Missoula. Tyler D. Nielsen, seasoned actor and veteran collaborator with Montana Rep, directed a talented cast, including Carmen Corona, Hannah Kannengieter, and Rick Martino.
Post-graduate angst rings familiar in Missoula playwright's dark comedy 'Jane Doe'
Missoulian: 10.1.10 | Read story >

Bad Habits / by Terrence McNally
Crystal Theatre / March 8-12, 15-19, 2011
Being crazy was never so funny! This enormously funny double bill of one-act plays offered a brilliantly satirical look at two very different therapy facilities.
Montana Rep Missoula's 'Bad Habits' funny, no longer risky
Missoulian: 3.3.11 | Read story >

Two Rooms / by Lee Blessing
Crystal Theatre / April 12-16, 19-23, 2011
An arresting drama that illuminates the agony inflicted upon political prisoners and on the loved ones who wait for them.
Montana Rep's 'Two Rooms' still relevant 23 years later
Missoulian: 3.3.11 | Read story >


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