Children of all ages to get 'Bamboozled' next week at MSU

Contact: Sammy McDavid

Mississippi State's communication department presents its annual Children's Play Nov. 21 and 22 at the university's McComas Hall theater.

"Bamboozled," a comedy by Michael Elliot Brill from his 1985 children's book of the same name, begins at 7 p.m. each day. Tickets, which may be purchased at the door, are $5 for children, senior citizens and MSU students, faculty and staff; $10 for all others.

To accommodate elementary-age students, afternoon matinee performances also are being scheduled on a reservation-only basis.

Set in the 1600s, Bamboozled is presented as a traditional commedia dell'arte--the popular comedic style originating in Italy during the same historical period in which masked entertainers improvise from a basic plot on themes associated with stock characters and situations. In this case, the plot involves the triumph of good over evil.

For additional information, contact the department's Theatre MSU at (662) 325-9810 or theatremsu@comm.msstate.edu.

Thu, 11/14/2002 - 06:00