Joplin, MO (SNS) – Southern Theatre will present “No Suicide in Springtime” – written by written by Alejandro Casona and translated by Lia Beesonat 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 6, through Saturday, Oct. 10, in the Bud Walton Theatre at Missouri Southern State University.

Directed by Jim Lile, Southern Theatre’s offering for the Spain Semester has been called a “surreal romance.” It takes place at a very special resort, a home for suicides … where no one has ever died. How can coming to a place designed to facilitate the end of your life help you to discover the value of your life? In his book on modern Spanish theater, Michael Benedikt said the “work of Casona is shot through with a gentle, wistful feeling for the improbable and the imaginative; however, it is a feeling which is also characterized by a particularly calculated and deliberate relation to reality.”

Admission is free for MSSU students, faculty and staff; $5 for adults; $3 for senior citizens; and $3 for non­MSSU students. The production is for mature audiences only.

The Southern Theatre box office is open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. For reservations, call 417-625-3190. To purchase tickets online, visit

To request accommodations related to a disability, contact Terri Spencer at 417-625-9393 at least 72 hours before the performance.




Stephanie Hosford – freshman, undeclared major


Los Angeles

Michael Udarbe – junior, theatre major



Joshua Lee W. Pruss – freshman, theatre major


Max Sullivan – freshman, theatre major


Hannah McNutt – freshman, business management major

Ethan Settle – freshman, theatre major


Jesse O. Walls – junior, communications/theatre major


Macy Swink – freshman, theatre major

St. Louis

Kendric Carlock – sophomore, theatre major



Kristen Youts – senior, theatre major