Meadows School of the Arts at SMU Announces Season Line-up

Intimate Apparel by Lynn Nottage
Winner of five national awards for best play, including the New York Drama Critics Circle award, Intimate Apparel revolves around the character of Esther, an African-American seamstress living in New York at the beginning of the 20th century who creates beautiful lingerie for society women and prostitutes alike. She falls in love with a Panama Canal laborer who woos her through romantic letters, though she is also admired by the shy Jewish merchant who sells fabrics to her. Nottage, who based the play on The Life of her great-grandmother, called it "a lyrical meditation on one woman's loneliness and desire." Directed by Molly Murphy, senior directing student in the Division of Theatre.

February 25 - March 1; 8:00 p.m. Wed.-Sat.; 2:00 p.m. Sat. and Sun.

Greer Garson Theatre in the Owen Arts Center, 6101 Bishop Blvd. on SMU campus, Dallas (75205)

$13 adults, $10 seniors, $7 students/SMU faculty & staff
Call 214-768-2787.

New Visions, New Voices
A spring playwriting festival now in its 15th year, New Visions, New Voices annually presents three new plays written and directed by Meadows undergraduate theatre students. Alumni of previous years' festivals have formed new theatre companies, become writers, actors, and directors in New York, Los Angeles and other major cities, and gone on to study theatre at graduate schools around the country. Produced by Stan Wojewodski, Jr., Distinguished Professor and Head of Directing.

March 25-29; 8:00 p.m. Wed.-Sat. and 2:00 p.m. Sat. and Sun.
Margo Jones Theatre in the Owen Arts Center, 6101 Bishop Blvd., Dallas 75205, on the SMU campus
$13 for adults, $10 for seniors, $7 for students, faculty and staff
Call 214-768-2787.

Titus Andronicus by William Shakespeare
Shakespeare's bloodiest play is transposed, for this production, to an ancient Mayan setting, in the world premiere of an adaptation by Kitchen Dog Theater Artistic Company members Leah Spillman and Lee Truell. The themes of revenge, justice and violence begetting violence remain shocking and relevant. Directed by Kitchen Dog Theater co-artistic director Christopher Carlos in a co-production with SMU's Meadows School of the Arts. The production will star both Meadows theatre students and Kitchen Dog actors. For mature audiences only; includes scenes of murder, rape and dismemberment.

April 17 - May 16, 2009. Performance times are 8 p.m. Thurs., Fri. and Sat. Additional performances are 8 p.m. on select Wednesdays (4/29 and 5/13) and 2 p.m. on select Sundays (4/26 and 5/10).

Kitchen Dog Theater, 3120 McKinney Ave., Dallas 75204
$30-$15

Call Kitchen Dog Theater at 214-953-1055 or visit www.kitchendogtheater.org.

Musical Workshop: The Two Orphans
A major new collaboration between the Divisions of Theatre and Music, the workshop will showcase a new musical theatre piece, Theresa Rebeck's The Two Orphans, based on the 19th-century melodrama of the same name. Composer Kim D. Sherman and lyricists Rebeck and John Sheehy will be guest artists in residence during rehearsals. The workshop will be co-produced by Cecil O'Neal, Professor and Chair of Theatre, and Hank Hammett, Director of Opera.

April 29-May 3; 8 p.m. Wed.-Sat. and 2 p.m. Sat.-Sun.
Bob Hope Theatre in the Owen Arts Center, 6101 Bishop Blvd. on SMU campus, Dallas (75205)
$13 for adults, $10 for seniors, $7 for students, faculty and staff
Call 214-768-2787.

 

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