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MSU Communication Deptartment to present Annual Children’s Show

Date/Time
Date(s) - 11/18/2012
2:00 pm

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Mississippi State University

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The Amazing Adventures of the Marvelous Monkey King

The MSU cast of “The Amazing Adventures of the Marvelous Monkey King” present this children’s production on Sunday [Nov. 18], at 2 p.m., on the McComas Hall main stage. Photo by: Megan Bean

STARKVILLE, Miss.–Theatre MSU and the communication department at Mississippi State will present their annual children’s show Sunday [Nov. 18.] on the McComas Hall main stage.

Appropriate for all ages, the 2 p.m. production of “The Amazing Adventures of the Marvelous Monkey King” is directed by veteran faculty member Jo Durst.

General admission tickets are $10.

The play also will celebrate 22 years of productions by the department and its theater program designed specifically for children.

An energetic mix of opera and hip-hop styles, the creation of California playwright Elizabeth Wong tells the story of a mischievous Chinese superhero known as the Monkey King.

Between finding and losing a home and battling a one-horned ogre, he somersaults into the future to encounter hip-hop music. After much dancing, many battles and heroics, he learns valuable lessons about leadership, responsibility and forgiveness.

For more information, contact Durst at 662-325-3203 or bdrst@comm.msstate.edu.