The Missouri State University Theatre and Dance Department presents "Bare-the Musical" by Damon Intrabartolo and Jon Hartmere, directed by Sarah Wiggin.
It’s the Feast of the Epiphany at St. Cecilia’s, a private, coed, Catholic boarding school. Peter, an altar boy, dozes off during mass and has a nightmare in which he is outed and condemned by everyone for being gay. Still, he feels increasingly compelled to reveal not only his own true nature, but also his secret relationship with the school’s golden boy, Jason, who fears losing everything. Compounding their angst are peer rivalries and crushes, parental expectations and rigid church doctrines. The school production of “Romeo and Juliet” brings matters to a head, and the lovers must decide whether to continue hiding or bare their souls. This timely musical features a heartpounding rock score that propels its powerful message!
The show contains strong language and adult themes.
Performances are Thursday and Friday Feb.21 and 22; Sunday through Friday Feb.25-March 1; and Sunday-Wednesday March 3-6. All curtain times are 7:30pm.