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The Laramie Project

Feb 29, 2024 thru Mar 2, 2024 - Various Times
Wilson Hall Studio Theater // University Drive - Murray
270-809-4421

The Department of Global Languages and Theatre Arts presents The Laramie Project by Moises Kaufman and the Members of the Tectonic Theater Project.

The Laramie Project will be performed in the Wilson Hall Studio Theatre, 3rd floor of Wilson Hall.

Plot:

The Laramie Project is about the reaction to the 1998 murder of gay University of Wyoming student Matthew Shepard in Laramie, Wyoming. The murder was denounced as a hate crime and brought attention to the lack of hate crime laws in various states, including Wyoming.

An example of verbatim theatre, the play draws on hundreds of interviews conducted by the theatre company with inhabitants of the town, company members' own journal entries, and published news reports. It is divided into three acts, and eight actors portray more than sixty characters in a series of short scenes.

Tickets:

MSU Students get in free with MSU ID Tickets are $10

Call 270.809.4421 for tickets.

Performances February 29 to March 2 at 7:30 p.m. and March 3 at 2:30 p.m.


JP Pop Up Art & Craft Show

Mar 2, 2024 - 9am - 4pm
Woodmen Life Building // 330 CC Lowry Drive - Murray
https://tr.ee/hS-JbNDCzE

Local artists, crafters and small businesses gathered once a month to Pop Up in Western KY with beautiful crafts, and one of a kind pieces of art.


Murray State Women's Basketball vs. Indiana State

Mar 3, 2024 - 2pm
CFSB Center // 1401-KY 121 - Murray
https://www.goracers.com

Watch the Racers as they begin their second year in the Missouri Valley Conference this season. The women's basketball team's fast-paced offense promises to bring fans plenty of exciting action. For tickets, call 270-809-3000 or visit goracers.com.


Tennessee River Jamboree Presents: Wade Hayes

Mar 16, 2024 - 5:00 p.m.
Tennessee River Jamboree // 5144 Faxon Road - Murray
https://tennesseeriverjamboree.com/events/

This event is located at Tennessee River Jamboree, a new music venue near Murray, Kentucky. For tickets and event information, visit their website at https://tennesseeriverjamboree.com


Third Street Beer Fest

Mar 16, 2024 - Noon to 6pm
Third Street // Third Street - Murray
https://www.facebook.com/downtownmurray

The Third Street Beer Fest returns to downtown Murray March 16, 2024 in celebration of St. Patrick's Day. Follow Downtown Murray on Facebook for more information.


West Kentucky Home, Garden & Farm Show

Mar 22, 2024 thru Mar 23, 2024 - Time TBA
CFSB Center // 1401 KY-121 - Murray
https://www.facebook.com/WKHGF

Friday, March 22 - 4:00PM - 8:00 PM
Saturday, March 23 - 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Admission to this event is free thanks to the Ticket Sponsor, The Murray Bank!


Tennessee River Jamboree Presents: Joe & Diane

Mar 30, 2024 - 5:00 p.m.
Tennessee River Jamboree // 5144 Faxon Road - Murray
https://tennesseeriverjamboree.com/events/

This event is located at Tennessee River Jamboree, a new music venue near Murray, Kentucky. For tickets and event information, visit their website at https://tennesseeriverjamboree.com


Easter on the Square

Mar 30, 2024 - 9am - 10:30am
Downtown Murray // 5th & Poplar Streets - Murray
https://www.facebook.com/downtownmurray

Located on the Courthouse Lawn and Renaissance Park! Easter Egg hunts at 9:00 a.m. for Ages 0-2, 9:30 a.m. for Ages 3-4; 10:00 a.m. for Ages 5-8. Photos with Jelly Bean and the Bubble Fairy!


Tennessee River Jamboree Presents: Leona Williams

Apr 13, 2024 - 6:00 p.m.
Tennessee River Jamboree // 5144 Faxon Road - Murray
https://tennesseeriverjamboree.com/events/

This event is located at Tennessee River Jamboree, a new music venue near Murray, Kentucky. For tickets and event information, visit their website at https://tennesseeriverjamboree.com


Cabaret at Murray State

Apr 25, 2024 - Various Times
Robert E. Johnson Theater - Fine Arts Building // 15th & Olive Streets - Murray
270-809-4421

Based on the play by John Van Druten and Stories by Christopher Isherwood. Music by John Kander and Lyrics by Fred Ebb. Cabaret will be performed in the Robert E. Johnson Theatre.

Plot:

Cabaret takes place from 1929-1930, a time when Berlin, in the midst of a post-World War I economic depression, is transitioning from a center of underground, avant-garde cultural epicenter to the beginnings of Hitler's totalitarian regime and the rise of the Nazi Party. Into this world enters Clifford Bradshaw, a struggling American writer looking for inspiration for his next novel. On his first night in Berlin, Cliff wanders into the Kit Kat Klub, a seedy nightclub overseen by the strange, omniscient and gender-bending Master of Ceremonies, "the Emcee." Here, Cliff meets Sally Bowles, a vivacious, talented cabaret performer, and an utterly lost soul. Sally and Cliff begin a relationship, which blossoms unexpectedly into a dream-like romance. As time passes, however, the situation in Berlin changes from exciting and vital to ominous and violent; Ernst, Cliff's first German friend, turns out to be an up-and-coming member of the Nazi Party, and Herr Schultz, a fellow boarder at Fraulein Schneiderís guest house (and Schneider's fiancee), is the victim of an Anti-Semitic hate crime. When he finds out that Sally is pregnant, Cliff decides that they must leave for America at once, before things get any worse. Sally, afraid, confused, and unsure that she'll ever really be able to trade the sexy, illicit cabaret lifestyle for motherhood, gets an abortion, and tells Cliff that he must leave without her. With a distinctly Brechtian dose of provocation and a score featuring songs that have become classics of the American Musical Theater, Cabaret is a fierce, meaty musical that pushes the boundaries of the form and literally holds "the mirror up to nature."

Tickets:

MSU Students get in free with MSU ID Tickets are $20

Call 270.809.4421 for tickets.

Performances April 25-27 at 7:30 p.m. and April 28 at 2:30 p.m.


Tennessee River Jamboree Presents: Carson Denfip

Apr 27, 2024 - 6:00 p.m.
Tennessee River Jamboree // 5144 Faxon Road - Murray
https://tennesseeriverjamboree.com/events/

This event is located at Tennessee River Jamboree, a new music venue near Murray, Kentucky. For tickets and event information, visit their website at https://tennesseeriverjamboree.com


Tennessee River Jamboree Presents: †Tina Patterson-White

May 11, 2024 - 6:00 p.m.
Tennessee River Jamboree // 5144 Faxon Road - Murray
https://tennesseeriverjamboree.com/events/

This event is located at Tennessee River Jamboree, a new music venue near Murray, Kentucky. For tickets and event information, visit their website at https://tennesseeriverjamboree.com


Tennessee River Jamboree Presents: Ronnie McDowell

May 25, 2024 - 6:00 p.m.
Tennessee River Jamboree // 5144 Faxon Road - Murray
https://tennesseeriverjamboree.com/events/

This event is located at Tennessee River Jamboree, a new music venue near Murray, Kentucky. For tickets and event information, visit their website at https://tennesseeriverjamboree.com


Top Gun Cruise In

Jun 8, 2024 - 10a - 2p
Downtown Hazel // Main Street - Hazel
https://www.topguncarshows.com

Admission is free for the Top Gun Cruise In taking place in Hazel on Saturday, June 8 from 10am to 2pm. For more information, visit topguncarshows.com.


Tennessee River Jamboree Presents: Will Kimbrough

Jun 24, 2024 - 4:30 p.m.
Tennessee River Jamboree // 5144 Faxon Road - Murray
https://tennesseeriverjamboree.com/events/

This event is located at Tennessee River Jamboree, a new music venue near Murray, Kentucky. For tickets and event information, visit their website at https://tennesseeriverjamboree.com


Tennessee River Jamboree Presents: Film Day with Texas Rodeo Royalty & Donna Snow-King

Jun 24, 2024 - 11:00 a.m.
Tennessee River Jamboree // 5144 Faxon Road - Murray
https://tennesseeriverjamboree.com/events/

This event is located at Tennessee River Jamboree, a new music venue near Murray, Kentucky. For tickets and event information, visit their website at https://tennesseeriverjamboree.com


Kentucky Comedy Festival

Jul 19, 2024 thru Jul 20, 2024 - Various Times
Wrather Hall // University Drive - Murray
https://www.facebook.com/kentuckycomedyfestival

The Kentucky Comedy Festival returns for the 2024 Summer Series July 19 - 20, 2024!

Created by Western Kentucky native Ben Wilson and his English Bulldog Farley, the Kentucky Comedy Festival is dedicated to bringing laughter and joy to our community. Profits from the Kentucky Comedy Festival go to support Mr. Wilson's Living the Dream with Ben and the Bulldogs Scholarship at Murray State University and future Kentucky Comedy Festivals in Western Kentucky! Support comedy and support Kentucky, and buy your tickets to the Kentucky Comedy Festival today!


Top Gun Choo Choo Nationals

Aug 30, 2024 thru Sep 1, 2024 - Various Times
Central Park // Gil Hopson Drive - Murray
https://www.topguncarshows.com/

Muscle cars, trucks, tractors, street rods, antiques - anything with wheels. This is the ultimate car show in western Kentucky and it's all happening at Central Park in Murray. Visit topguncarshows.com for admission information, times and other details.


Tennessee River Jamboree Presents: Roger Adams

Sep 14, 2024 - 6:00 p.m.
Tennessee River Jamboree // 5144 Faxon Road - Murray
https://tennesseeriverjamboree.com/events/

This event is located at Tennessee River Jamboree, a new music venue near Murray, Kentucky. For tickets and event information, visit their website at https://tennesseeriverjamboree.com


Tennessee River Jamboree Presents: Dave & Daphne

Sep 28, 2024 - 6:00 p.m.
Tennessee River Jamboree // 5144 Faxon Road - Murray
https://tennesseeriverjamboree.com/events/

This event is located at Tennessee River Jamboree, a new music venue near Murray, Kentucky. For tickets and event information, visit their website at https://tennesseeriverjamboree.com


Tennessee River Jamboree Presents: Rebecca & Jamey

Oct 19, 2024 - 6:00 p.m.
Tennessee River Jamboree // 5144 Faxon Road - Murray
https://tennesseeriverjamboree.com/events/

This event is located at Tennessee River Jamboree, a new music venue near Murray, Kentucky. For tickets and event information, visit their website at https://tennesseeriverjamboree.com


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