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BAT BOY the Musical Runs April 25-May 5

MU_Bat Boy logoBAT BOY the Musical
Miami University
April 25-May 5
[Oxford]

Directed by Suann Pollock

Based on a story in The Weekly World News, BAT BOY: THE MUSICAL is a musical comedy/horror show about a half boy/half bat creature who is discovered in a cave near Hope Falls, West Virginia. For lack of a better solution, the local sheriff brings Bat Boy to the home of the town veterinarian, Dr. Parker, where he is eventually accepted as a member of the family and taught to act like a “normal” boy by the veterinarian’s wife, Meredith, and teenage daughter, Shelley. Bat Boy is happy with his new life, but when he naively tries to fit in with the narrow-minded people of Hope Falls, they turn on him, prodded by the machinations of Dr. Parker, who secretly despises Bat Boy. Shelley and Bat Boy, who have fallen in love, run away together from the ignorant townfolk and have a blissful coupling in the woods, but their happiness is shattered when Meredith arrives and reveals a secret. Soon the entire town arrives and hears the shocking story of Bat Boy’s unholy origin.

  • Thu-Sat, April 25-27 at 7:30pm
  • Thu-Sun, May 2-5 at 7:30pm

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THE REVOLUTIONISTS Runs March 6-10

MU_The Revolutionists logoTHE REVOLUTIONISTS
Miami University Theatre
March 6-10
Studio 88 Theatre [Oxford]

Directed by Stormi Bledsoe

Olympe De Gouges: badass activist-playwright and feminist. That’s how Lauren Gunderson describes her protagonist in this sparkling all-female comedy set during the French Revolution. Olympe yearns to write the great play, the one that will define her time and place in history. With the help of three other actual historical “badasses” — a spy, an assassin, and a certain soon-to-be-beheaded Queen — we come to learn how feminism, extremism, and art have the ability to shape society and change the world.

  • Wed-Sat, March 6-9 at 7:30pm
  • Sun, March 10 at 2pm

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GOOD KIDS Runs Nov. 14-18

MU_logoGOOD KIDS
Miami University Theatre
Nov. 14-18
Gates-Abegglen Theatre [Oxford]

Directed by Torie Wiggins

How do we uncover truth in our history in the age of social media? Based loosely on an actual event that happened in Steubenville, Ohio, Good Kids is a chilling portrayal of the gravity of sexual assault and the permanence of social media. After a big high school party, a sixteen year-old girl wakes up, undressed, in a strange boy’s house with little memory of what happened. As multiple stories spread on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube, we must come to terms with the realities of sexual assault, privilege, and victim blaming.

  • Wed-Sat, Nov. 14-17 at 7:30pm
  • Sun, Nov. 18 at 2pm

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ECHOES OF MIAMI Runs Oct. 18-21

MU_logoECHOES OF MIAMI
Miami University
Oct. 18-21
Various locations around Center for Performing Arts [Oxford]

Conceived by Saffron Henke
Written by Olivia Gorom, Meryl Juergens, Tanner McCormick, Katelyn Nevin, Melissa Rowan, and Anthony Thompson

Directed by Caroline Avolio, Nate Bissinger, Olivia Gorom, Christiana Molldrem Harkulich, Saffron Henke, Raechel Lombardo, and Tanner McCormick

The myths, legends, and history of Miami itself echo through time in this collection of ten-minute plays written entirely by Miami University students and alumni. Miami’s most mischievous specter, Helen Peabody, will lead audiences to multiple locations to witness performances that will transcend genre and time periods, highlighting the musicality, comedy, poetry, horror, and memories that have been woven into Miami’s own rich story.

  • Thu-Sun, Oct. 18-21 at 7:30pm

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WE ARE PROUD TO PRESENT A PRESENTATION ABOUT THE HERERO OF NAMIBIA FORMERLY KNOWN AS SOUTHWEST AFRICA, FROM THE GERMAN SUDWESTAFRIKA, BETWEEN THE YEARS 1884-1915 Runs March 7-11

MU_logoWE ARE PROUD TO PRESENT A PRESENTATION ABOUT THE HERERO OF NAMIBIA FORMERLY KNOWN AS SOUTHWEST AFRICA, FROM THE GERMAN SUDWESTAFRIKA, BETWEEN THE YEARS 1884-1915
Miami Unversity
March 7-11
Studio 88 Theatre [Oxford]

Directed by Torie Wiggins

Hailed by critics as “witty and ingenious,” We Are Proud To Present invites us into the rehearsal room with six actors devising a presentation about a little-known genocide in German colonial Africa. Their stormy collaboration questions how histories are written and whose voices are heard. As their exercises unleash deeper emotions, the urgency intensifies to a startling conclusion.

  • Wed, March 7 at 7:30pm
  • Fri, March 9 at 7:30pm
  • Sat, March 10 at 2pm & 7:30pm
  • Sun, March 11 at 2pm

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