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.

Joshua Lee Pruss and Hannah McNutt rehearse a scene from "No Suicide in Springtime."

Joshua Lee Pruss and Hannah McNutt rehearse a scene from “No Suicide in Springtime.”

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

The cast features Stephanie Hosford, Michael Udarbe, Joshua Lee W. Pruss, Max Sullivan, Hannah McNutt, Ethan Settle, Jesse O. Walls, Macy Swink, Kendric Carlock, Kristen Youts.