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The Laramie Project The Laramie Project

by Moises Kauffman and The Tectonic Theater Project

The Laramie Project presents a deeply complex portrait of a community's response to the 1998 murder of Matthew Shepard, a young gay man living in Laramie, Wyoming.  In a series of poignant reflections, the residents of Laramie react to the hate crime and surrounding media storm with anger, bewilderment, and sorrow. The play portrays the seismic and deeply personal impact Matthew's death had on this small town while also demonstrating the power of the human spirit to triumph over heartbreak and violence. For more information, call (706) 507-8444.

Performance Times

September 26-27, October 2-4 at 7:30 p.m.

September 28 at 2:00 p.m.

Riverside Theatre Complex
6 West 10th Street
Columbus, GA 31901

Adult tickets are $17. Seniors, active duty military are $15. Kids (age 12 and under) are $12.


MR. Burns Mr. Burns

by Anne Washburn's

What will endure when the cataclysm arrives--when the grid fails, society crumbles, and we're faced with the task of rebuilding? Anne Washburn's imaginative dark comedy propels us forward nearly a century, following a new civilization stumbling into its future. A paean to live theatre, and to the resilience of Bart Simpson through the ages, Mr. Burns is an animated exploration of how the pop culture of one era might evolve into the mythology of another.

Performances Times

Nov 19-22 at 7:30 p.m.

Nov 23 at 2:00 p.m.

Riverside Theatre Complex
6 West 10th Street
Columbus, GA 31901


Santa Santa's Christmas Tree

Santa's mischievous elves forgot to get Santa's own Christmas tree! So, Santa sends them out to find the "most beautiful one of all." Meanwhile, all the trees on Snowy Mountain dream of being chosen as Santa's Christmas tree and living ever after in his forest. The funny and macho Mr. Douglas, the elegant and vain Lady Spruce, and the sophisticated Sir Noble all believe they are the perfect choice. And Miss Merry, the scraggly little pine, has to agree. But when the wild Blizzard Wizard arrives to cause chaos in the forest, Miss Merry finds a way to come to the rescue! The rest, of course, is Christmas history...

Performance Times

December 6 at 10:00 a.m.

Riverside Theatre Complex
6 West 10th Street
Columbus, GA 31901

 

To purchase your tickets, please call the box office at 706-507-8444.

Box office hours are Monday-Friday, 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and we open one hour prior to performance time on show days.


Department of Theatre

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The Department of Theatre at Columbus State University educates students in the collaborative art of theatre and prepares them for professional employment, careers in theatre education, and graduate study. The course of study teaches the craft and artistry of acting, directing, design, technical, and educational theatre.

The professional and energetic faculty encourages students to experiment, explore, and discover in a supportive yet challenging environment. CSU productions serve as a laboratory where students practice classroom theories, test analytical skills, and undertake cooperative endeavors while promoting the creative act of theatre.

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