MBU Theatre Presents “The Curious Savage”

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The haves or the have-nots – who will you choose?

In the upcoming MBU production,”The Curious Savage”, the audience is invited to rediscover timeless virtues in the most unexpected place – a psychiatric hospital.

This heartwarming and fanciful comedy about residents of a psychiatric hospital softens the heart and reminds the audience that kindness and affection are still found in our world. Written by John Patrick and directed by Glen Walker, “The Curious Savage” was first produced by the Theatre Guild and Lewis and Young at the Martin Beck Theatre. It debuted Oct. 1950 in New York. Lillian Gish, known as the first lady of American Cinema, originally played the lead, Ethel Savage.

Kasey Cox (’10), instructor of theatre, is directing “The Curious Savage”.

“The Curious Savage is a beautiful comedy in the same vein as Silver Linings Playbook in so much as it questions the idea of what makes people sane and insane. It also has Christian themes such as the intrinsic value of a person, thinking of others more highly than of yourself and charity.”

The cast is only comprised of MBU students. While some  students are theatre majors, others simply saw the value of the story desired to participate.

Holland Doherty, a senior theatre major, plays the title character, Ethel Savage.

“[Doherty] does a marvelous job of bringing the grace, kindness and humor to the stage that this part demands,” said Cox.

Performances will be held nightly Feb. 5-7 at 7:30 p.m. in the Pillsbury Chapel, and a matinee performance will occur on Sunday, Feb. 8 at 2 p.m.

$10-General Admission
$8-Seniors(65+)/Non-MBU Students
$7.50-Faculty and Staff (unlimited)
$2.50-MBU Students (2 tickets per valid ID)

Please visit to purchase tickets or call the Box Office at 314-392-2345.