Downtown Springfield Association
In Vain - Missouri State University Theatre & Dance

In Vain – Missouri State University Theatre & Dance

April, 13 2023 | 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

1147 E Grand St Springfield, MO 65804

$24 Adults, $22 Seniors/Students

Seventeen-year-old Vivian has led a most sheltered life. The only child of eccentric Hollywood actress Madeline Wilde, Vivian has been hidden away in a gated mansion without mirrors, forbidden to see her own image. Following Madeline’s untimely death, Vivian’s stunning beauty is finally revealed to the world at her mother’s funeral. Award-winning celebrity photographer Andi Marco shoots a portrait that captures Vivian’s outward perfection, and Vivian makes a fateful wish to remain as young and beautiful as she is at that moment. As the years pass and her sins pile up, Vivian’s physical appearance remains eerily unchanged; however, the portrait, which she has hidden in her basement, has a life of its own! A witty new spin on Oscar Wilde’s gothic novel “The Picture of Dorian Gray,” “In Vain” satirizes pop culture’s obsession with youth, beauty and fame.

Don’t miss the WORLD PREMIERE of this exciting new musical!