MSU Theater Presents ‘Mosquitoes’ As First In-Person Performance of the Season


The School of Creative Arts at Morehead State University and The Little Company are presenting their first live, in-person performance of the 2021-22 theater season with a production of “Mosquitoes” by Lucy Kirkwood.

The play takes place at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, November 11-13, and November 18-20. There are morning performances at 2 p.m. on Sunday November 14 and 21. All performances take place at the Lucille Caudill Little Theater (LCL) at Breckinridge Hall.

Presented under a special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service Inc., New York, “Mosquitoes” centers on an intelligent scientist living in Geneva researching the Higgs boson. After a tragedy strikes her family, circumstances bring her closer to her lazy, unscientific sister Luton, creating drama and conflict centered around particle physics and their own unusual chemistry.

Octavia Biggs (class of 1987), director of The Little Company and director of the play, said it will be the first live theatrical performance to be presented at the LCL Theater since March 2020.

“I discovered that in the last few weeks of working on this show, the students were so eager to do theater in the conventional way that we are familiar with. Anticipating the live audience is exhilarating, ”Biggs said. “While we are still masked for production, we are delighted to be performing in our space, with an audience, for the first time in two years.”

Biggs said keeping students and audiences away from the rehearsal process until showtime has been a challenge, but she knows it will be a rewarding learning and emotional experience for both cast and crew. ‘team. She thinks the “mosquito” themes will be best explored in the live space.

“Since COVID began almost two years ago, as a society we have undergone massive changes in the way we connect with others. I feel like a lot of people, including me, are looking for truth and balance. We navigate our feelings and try to process information without giving our brains time to process it, ”Biggs said. “I chose to do this play and do it in a circle because there is no place to hide in the round and each of the characters is the hero of their own story. The room is filled with concepts that revolve between emotions and science.

Tickets cost $ 11 for the general public, $ 6 for seniors and non-MSU students, and free upon presentation of ID for MSU students. The MSU Theater box office is open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday to Friday.

NOTE: This production is intended for an adult audience.

Morehead State University is committed to ensuring the safety and health of our faculty, staff, students, and guests. We follow CDC guidelines and require proper spacing and masking indoors.

Reservations are required for all MSU Theater productions and can be made by calling 606-783-2170 or emailing [email protected]

To learn more about the MSU Theater and view this season’s schedule, visit www.moreheadstate.edu/theatre.

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