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Ole Miss Theatre Presents ‘Anton in Show Business’

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Ole Miss Theatre is currently showcasing the comedy Anton in Show Business, written by Jane Martin. Performances began on February 17 and are being held at Meek Auditorium on the Ole Miss campus. The play will continue through February 28.

The madcap comedy follows three actresses across the footlights, down the rabbit hole and into a strangely familiar wonderland that looks a lot like American theatre… and the resemblance is uncanny.

Ole Miss Theatre is featuring the Jane Martin classic play "Anton in Show Business" at Meek Auditorium through Sunday, February 28.
Ole Miss Theatre is featuring the Jane Martin classic play “Anton in Show Business” at Meek Auditorium through Sunday, February 28.

As these women pursue their dream of performing Chekhov in Texas, they’re whisked through a maelstrom of “good ideas” that offer unique solutions the three sisters need to acquire to have life’s deeper purpose revealed.

In the tradition of great backstage comedies, Anton in Show Business conveys the joys, pains and absurdities of “putting on a play” at the turn of the century.

According to the Ole Miss Theatre website (OleMissTheatre): Ole Miss Theatre is the production arm of the Department of Theatre Arts. Ole Miss Theatre produces 4-5 shows a year representing a variety of forms and eras with at least one production each season being a major musical. The primary mission of Ole Miss Theatre is to bring quality theatre experiences to departmental students, the University community and the area at large through the production of culturally relevant works.

Remaining performances are set tonight (Wednesday, February 24) through Sunday, February 28, at 7:30 p.m. at Meek Auditorium. An additional 2 p.m. matinee performance is scheduled for Sunday, Feb. 28.

Tickets are available at the UM Box office or by calling 662-915-7411.


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