Missouri S&T theater students to present ‘Matt & Ben’

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On January 30, 2024

Missouri S&T theater students will perform “Matt & Ben” Feb. 9-10, 2024, in the Black Box Theatre in Castleman Hall. Photo credit: Josie Schnelten

Tickets are on sale now for the Missouri S&T student production of “Matt & Ben.”

Performances will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9 and Saturday, Feb. 10 in the Black Box Theatre in Room 143 of Castleman Hall, located at the corner of 10th and Main Streets on the Missouri S&T campus.

“Matt & Ben,” by Mindy Kaling and Brenda Withers, is a comedy that depicts Hollywood golden boys Matt Damon and Ben Affleck (played here by two women) who are struggling to write their first screenplay. When the screenplay for “Good Will Hunting” drops mysteriously from the heavens, the boys realize they’re being tested by a higher power.

“I know most of our students were born after the meteoric rise of Matt Damon and Ben Affleck, but the film ‘Good Will Hunting’ still resonates with plenty of young adults,” says Taylor Gruenloh, assistant professor of theatre at Missouri S&T. “While this fringe play pokes fun at celebrity culture and the desire for fame, it also comments on our need to tell stories. It’s a wild premise, plenty of laughs.”

Tickets are $10 for the public and $5 for Missouri S&T students with a valid S&T ID. The show contains mature content and adult language and is recommended for audiences ages 16 and over.

Tickets can be purchased from the Leach Theatre Box Office from 3 to 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 5 through Friday, Feb. 9 and one hour before each show starts. The Leach Theatre Box Office is located inside the main entrance of Castleman Hall, facing 10th Street. Tickets can also be purchased online at leachtheatre.mst.edu or by calling 573-341-4219. Service fees may apply to tickets purchased online.

For more information, please visit alp.mst.edu/news-and-events, or contact the arts, languages and philosophy department by phone at 573-341-4185 or by email at alp@mst.edu.

About Missouri University of Science and Technology

Missouri University of Science and Technology (Missouri S&T) is a STEM-focused research university of over 7,000 students located in Rolla, Missouri. Part of the four-campus University of Missouri System, Missouri S&T offers over 100 degrees in 40 areas of study and is among the nation’s top public universities for salary impact, according to the Wall Street Journal. For more information about Missouri S&T, visit www.mst.edu

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