The last Studio Show of the 2017-18 season, "Melancholy Play," opened Wednesday, and what can we say ... it's a little bit nutty. An almond happens to play a key role in the show, but we're not disclosing exactly why that is. (We don't want to give it away before you come to the show!)
But here's some context for those who can't stop thinking, "WHAT'S WITH THE ALMOND?!" Well, interestingly enough, "Melancholy Play," written by Sarah Ruhl, is a contemporary farce that explores the world of human emotions. Sarah explained that this play was inspired by the word "Amygdala," which is Greek for the word "Almond." The word means the most important emotional organ in the brain.
So, how does that connect to "Melancholy Play" exactly? How exactly does a physical almond come into play? Come see the show and find out!
"Melancholy Play" runs 7:30 p.m. nightly through Saturday, April 21. Tickets at MSUTheatre.com or by calling the Box Office at 507-389-6661. Don't miss it!