Play in a Day

July 31, 2009 | 3:28 p.m. CDT
Eleven actors. One day to put a play together.

An original comedy by MU professor David Crespy, “Houseblend; or Coffeecake Tsimmis; or My Bubby and Zeyde are from Outer Space,” marks the last of MU Summer Repertory Theatre’s three-part comedy series, Comedies in Concert. All original scripts are rehearsed and performed that night in front of music stands.

Crespy said the series is just a part of the larger Writing for Performance program at MU. The program gives students the opportunity to practice playwriting skills in a variety of ways. It includes the Missouri Playwrights workshop, a weekly gathering where writers hear their works performed and receive immediate feedback and the Mizzou New Play Series, staged readings of select plays from the workshop.