Mary Moody Northen Theatre at St. Edward's University presents AMADEUS
In this Tony Award–winning play by Peter Shaffer, court composer Antonio Salieri has his faith in God shattered as his ego and his mediocrity go into battle against the brilliance of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. As Salieri realizes the musical genius embodied in this foul-mouthed childish man, he sets out to destroy Mozart — no matter what the cost. Brought to life by the award-winning directorial team of Scott Thompson and Richard Byron and guest designed by Paul Black and Susan Branch, AMADEUS promises to be a powerful and compelling production.
- What: AMADEUS
Written by Peter Shaffer
Directed by Scott Thompson and Richard Byron
With Peter Davies, Tim McGeever, Paul Norton, Richard Byron and Ev Lunning Jr.
Appearing courtesy of Actors' Equity Association
- When: Feb. 18–March 7, 2004
Wed.–Sun. at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday at 2 p.m.
- Where: Mary Moody Northen Theatre
St. Edward's University
3001 South Congress Avenue, Austin, TX 78704
- Tickets: $20 and $15
Box Office: 512-448-8484
SCOTT THOMPSON and RICHARD BYRON, creators of Austin Musical Theatre and Broadway Austin, direct their final production before moving to New York where they will take over Broadway. They have mounted many successful shows in their eight years in Austin, including West Side Story, Annie, Gypsy, Fiddler On the Roof, Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, Jesus Christ Superstar, The Music Man (with Larry Gatlin), A Chorus Line, Oklahoma, Oliver!, Man of La Mancha, The Sound of Music, Sweet Charity, My Fair Lady and The Wizard of Oz.
PETER DAVIES (Salieri) comes to MMNT from New York City, where he performed in Gross Indecency, directed by Moises Kauffman, and Miss Lulu Bett, directed by James Nicola. Regionally he has worked at Hartford Theatre Works, Syracuse Stage, Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Dallas Theater Center, Cleveland Play House, Los Angeles Center Theatre Group, ACT, Indiana Repertory Theatre and the Old Globe. He has also been featured in The Sopranos, Law and Order, Sex and the City and Loving. Film appearances include Bad Company, The Seduction, Stonewall and Crimson Dawn.
TIM McGEEVER (Amadeus) lives in New York where he has performed off-Broadway at the Lincoln Center, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Improbable Theatre Company and New York Shakespeare Festival. Regionally he has appeared in Macbeth, The Misanthrope, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Romeo and Juliet and Twelfth Night. Tim is a graduate of the Juilliard School where he performed in The Winter's Tale, The Duchess of Malfi, The Cherry Orchard, A Midsummer Night's Dream and many others.
The Mary Moody Northen Theatre of St. Edward's University offers the only pre-professional undergraduate theater program of its kind in the United States. Designed for the student-artist, the program offers theater-based academic training with a rigorous liberal arts curriculum.