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SHE KILLS MONSTERS Runs Nov. 20-24

MU_logoSHE KILLS MONSTERS
Miami University
Nov. 20-24
Gates Abegglen Theatre – Center for Performing Arts [Oxford]

Directed by Bridget Leak

Agnes struggles to come to terms with the sudden loss of her family, especially her little sister Tilly. With the help of a young dungeon master, Agnes ventures into the rich fantasy world of Tilly’s imagination, wages epic battles, discovers who her sister was, and comes to terms with her grief.

  • Thu-Sat, Nov. 21-23 at 7:30pm
  • Sun, Nov. 24 at 2pm

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WHEN WE GET GOOD AGAIN Runs Oct. 2-6

MU_logoWHEN WE GET GOOD AGAIN
Miami University
Oct. 2-6
Center for Performing Arts – Studio 88 Theatre [Oxford]

A group of college students, pressured to succeed at all costs, choose to take a few shortcuts. Is it acceptable to sacrifice honesty and integrity to succeed in today’s world? When their academic dishonesty is discovered, the consequences help each uncover who they are and who they really want to be.

  • Wed-Sat, Oct. 2-5 at 7:30pm
  • Sun, Oct. 6 at 2pm

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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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