Theatre & Film produces 4-5 shows a year representing a variety of forms and eras with at least one production each season being a major musical. The primary mission of Theatre & Film is to bring quality experiences to departmental students, the University community and the area at large through the production of culturally relevant works. Join our mailing list.
We are grateful for the support of our patrons and donors. You can support Theatre & Film and the work of our student actors, designers, filmmakers, and technicians by becoming a season ticket holder (UM Box Office) or Theatre & Film Friend, Sponsor, Patron, Angel , or Benefactor. Contact the department for more information.
Theatre & Film auditions are open to the university and local community. There are two auditions, one for the Fall Semester shows and one for the Spring Semester shows. Both are usually held the Saturday before the semester starts. Additional auditions will be announced as necessary.
Written by Sarah DeLappe
Directed by Sarah Flanagan
September 20; September 22; September 24 – 29; October 1 – 4; at 7:30pm
September 22; September 28 – 29; October 6 at 2:00pm
Left quad. Right quad. Lunge. A girls indoor soccer team warms up. From the safety of their suburban stretch circle, the team navigates big questions and wages tiny battles with all the vim and vigor of a pack of adolescent warriors. A portrait of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness for nine American girls who just want to score some goals.
Opening Night Reception: September 20 after the performance at the Oxford University Depot
October 11 – 12 at 7:00pm
The Department of Theatre & Film is pleased to present a program of short films written and produced by students, faculty, staff, and alumni of the The University of Mississippi community.
Filmmaking workshops presented the day of the 12th in Fulton Chapel!
Music by Jason Howland
Lyrics by Mindi Dickstein
Book by Allan Knee
Directed by Micah-Shane Brewer
October 25 – October 26 at 7:30pm
October 26 – October 27 at 2:00pm
Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts
Based on Louisa May Alcott's life, Little Women follows the adventures of sisters, Jo, Meg, Beth and Amy March. Jo is trying to sell her stories for publication, but the publishers are not interested – her friend, Professor Bhaer, tells her that she has to do better and write more from herself. Begrudgingly taking this advice, Jo weaves the story of herself and her sisters and their experience growing up in Civil War America.
Little Women embodies the complete theatrical experience, guaranteeing a night filled with laughter, tears and a lifting of the spirit.
Opening Night Reception: October 25 after the performance at the Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts
Written by Marc Camoletti, Beverley Cross, & Francis Evans
Directed by Rory Ledbetter
February 14 – 16 & 18 – 22 at 7:30pm
February 15 – 16 & 22 – 23 at 2:00pm
This 1960’s French farce adapted for the English-speaking stage features self-styled Parisian lothario Bernard, who has Italian, German, and American fiancées, each a beautiful airline hostess with frequent “layovers.” He keeps “one up, one down, and one pending” until unexpected schedule changes bring all three to Paris, and Bernard’s apartment, at the same time.
Opening Night Reception: February 14 after the performance at the Oxford University Depot
Written by Jennifer Haley
Directed by Rhona Justice-Malloy
March 27 – 29 & March 31 – April 4 at 7:30 p.m.
March 28 – 29 & April 4 – 5 at 2:00 p.m.
The Nether is a virtual wonderland that provides total sensory immersion. Just log in, choose an identity and indulge your every desire. But when a young detective uncovers a disturbing brand of entertainment, she triggers an interrogation into the darkest corners of the imagination. Winner of the 2012 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize, The Nether is both a serpentine crime drama and haunting sci-fi thriller that explores the consequences of living out our private dreams.
Opening Night Reception: March 27 after the performance at the Oxford University Depot
Music and Lyrics by William Finn
Book by William Finn and James Lapine
Directed by Dan Stearns
April 17 – 18 at 7:30 p.m.
April 18 – 19 at 2:00 p.m.
By the Tony Award-winning authors of Falsettos, here is an energetic, sardonic, often comical musical about a composer during a medical emergency. Gordon collapses into his lunch and awakes in the hospital, surrounded by his maritime-enthusiast lover, his mother, a co-worker, the doctor, and the nurses. Reluctantly, he had been composing a song for a children’s television show that features a frog – Mr. Bungee – and the specter of this large green character and the unfinished work haunts him throughout his medical ordeal. What was thought to be a tumor turns out to be something more operable, and Gordon recovers, grateful for a chance to compose the songs he yearns to produce.
Opening Night Reception: April 17 after the performance at the Oxford University Depot
Created by Jennifer Mizenko
April 23 – 24 at 7:30pm
April 25 – 26 at 2:00pm