The Miner League Theater Players, a group of students from Missouri University of Science and Technology, will present the acclaimed drama “The Shadow Box” in three performances on campus in April.
“The Shadow Box” by Michael Cristofer tells the unique story of three families who are all trying to cope with end-of-life issues in very different ways. Performances will be held at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 12; 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 13; and 2 p.m. Sunday, April 14. All three shows will be performed in Leach Theatre of Castleman Hall, 10th and Main streets in Rolla.
The play won the 1977 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and a 1977 Tony Award for Best Play.
“The most important message we want to get across is that this play, though it focuses on the end of life for three characters, is most importantly about life–living it as if there were no tomorrow,” says Jeanne Stanley, an assistant professor of arts, languages and philosophy at S&T. “The students grasp the message, create humor within the context of the play, and embrace the life-giving message.”
This drama is rated R for adult language. It is intended for adult audiences.
Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for students and faculty of S&T with a valid campus I.D.
Tickets may be purchased online at leachtheatre.mst.edu or from the Leach Theatre Box Office, located in the vestibule inside the main entrance to Leach Theatre, facing 10th Street. Box office hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.
The performance is sponsored by the Missouri S&T arts, languages and philosophy department. Kevin Shaw, a lecturer of arts, languages and philosophy at S&T, is technical director. For more information about the performance, call the S&T performing arts office at 573-341-4185.