Mary Moody Northen Theatre to Present MEASURE FOR MEASURE, 2/14-24

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Mary Moody Northen Theatre, the award-winning producing arm of the St. Edward's University professional theatre training program, continues its 40th anniversary season with Measure For Measure by William Shakespeare, directed by Michelle Polgar, running February 14-24, 2013.

What do you get when you combine an enigmatic absentee ruler, a zealot surrogate, lustful youth, a pious nun, a moral dilemma, a dash of hypocrisy and personal desires at odds with the law? Shakespeare's last and darkest comedy tackles these questions, deftly examining who sins most in a congregation of murderers, pimps, politicians, and clergy. Add to the moral tale a complement of clowns, a touch of disguise, and some adroit plot management and the result is a marvelous, thought-provoking evening of theatre. Featuring Equity guests Jeremy Lee Cudd, Greg Holt and David Stahl.

Measure For Measure by William Shakespeare, directed by Michelle Polgar, February 14 - 24, 2013, Thursday - Saturday evenings at 7:30 p.m., Sundays at 2 p.m. at Mary Moody Northen Theatre, St Edward's University, 3001 South Congress Avenue, Austin, Texas.

Tickets: $20 Adults Advance ($15 Students, Seniors, SEU Community); $20 at the door. Available through the MMNT Box Office, 512.448.8484. Available online at www.stedwards.edu/theatre. Box Office Hours are M-F 1-5 p.m. STUDENT DISCOUNT NIGHT: Friday, February 15: Student tickets $8 with ID.

Mary Moody Northen Theatre operates on a professional model and stands at the center of the St. Edward's University Theatre Training Program. Through the Mary Moody Northen Theatre, students work alongside professional actors, directors and designers, explore all facets of theatrical production and earn points towards membership in Actor's Equity Association, the union of professional actors and stage managers in the United States. MMNT operates under an AEA U/RTA contract and is a member of Theatre Communications Group. For more information, contact the theatre program at 512-448-8487 or visit online at www.stedwards.edu/theatre.

St. Edward's is a private, liberal arts Catholic university in the Holy Cross Tradition with more than 5,300 students. Located in Austin, Texas, with a network of partner universities around the world, St. Edward's is a diverse community that offers undergraduate and graduate programs designed to inspire students with a global perspective. St. Edward's University has been recognized for ten consecutive years as one of "America's Best Colleges" by U.S. News & World Report, and ranks in the top 20 of Best Regional Universities in the Western Region. St. Edward's has also been recognized by Forbes and the Center for College Affordability and Productivity.

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