MUSEUM, TARTUFFE & More Set for Mary Moody Northen Theatre at St. Edward's University's 2013-14 Season
Mary Moody Northen Theatre, the award-winning producing arm of the St. Edward's University theatre training program, announces its 2013-2014 season, featuring four (4) outstanding plays ranging from classic to contemporary. Join us for our 41st anniversary season and share in the fun and excitement at the theatre on the hill!
by Tina Howe
September 26 - October 6, 2013
Directed by David M. Long
Obie award winner Tina Howe sets her effervescent comedy on closing day at a contemporary art exhibition called "The Broken Silence." And break silence she does, with glorious irreverence. All makes and models of people weave in and out of the exhibit hall, offering us a hilarious and heartfelt glimpse into the intersection of life and art. Featuring Equity guests Babs George, Jarrett King and David Stahl.
Recommended for ages 12 and up.
by Federico Garcia Lorca
November 14 - 24, 2013
Directed by Robert Tolaro
Desire and tradition collide in this haunting, poetic drama by famed Spanish writer Federico Garcia Lorca. A widowed mother arranges a marriage for her only surviving son with the daughter of a local landowner. The bride, burning with a passion she cannot control, flees on her wedding day with another man. Driven to uphold his family's honor and aided by Death in the guise of a beggar woman, the jilted bridegroom must pursue the pair to the end. Considered one of the masterworks of modern drama.
Translated by Ranjit Bolt
February 13 - 23, 2014
Directed by David M. Long
Masquerading as a man of God, Tartuffe has wormed his way into the affections and household of a rich merchant, Orgon, with pantomime piety and counterfeit zeal. So comprehensively has he hoodwinked Orgon that he looks set to succeed in driving away the son, marrying the daughter, seducing the wife and imprisoning his host. Molière's classic satire was denounced on its first performance as a sacrilegious outrage and banned from further public view. This contemporary adaptation proves that hypocrisy never takes a holiday.
Merrily We Roll Along
book by George Fruth; Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Based on the play by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart
April 3 - 13, 2014
Directed by Ev Lunning, Jr.
Musical Direction by Susan Finnigan
Set over three decades and traveling backward in time, Merrily We Roll Along charts the turbulent relationship between three friends, Franklin, Charley and Mary, as they negotiate their personal and professional lives in the entertainment business. Poignant, heartfelt and witty, this award winning musical features some of Sondheim's most beautiful songs, including Good Thing Going, Not a Day Goes By and Good Friends.
All performances are Thursday - Saturday evenings at 7:30 PM and Sundays at 2 PM.
Mary Moody Northen Theatre is located on the St. Edward's University Campus along Campus drive. For a campus map, go to http://www.stedwards.edu/map/maincampus.
Season passes go on sale August 26 through the MMNT box office at (512) 448-8484 and online at http://www.stedwards.edu/theatre. Single tickets for each production go on sale three weeks prior to opening and may be purchased through the MMNT box office or the website. Box Office hours are 1 - 5 PM Monday - Friday when classes are in session and one hour prior to curtain. Group rates are available.