Welcome To Our 47th Annual Season

Since 1972, Mary Moody Northen Theatre (MMNT) has stood at the center of the St. Edward's University professional theater training program, providing opportunities for students to work side-by-side with practicing professional theater artists and producing work designed to inspire artists and audiences alike.

Mr. Burns-a post electric play, Photo by Jessica Attie

Theater Arts students performing in On the Verge at Mary Moody Northen Theatre, St. Edward's

MMNT is one of the few undergraduate theaters in the country operating a full season in association with Actors’ Equity Association, providing student actors and stage managers the ability to earn points toward professional union membership, and challeging them to work at the highest professional level.

What that means for you is a season of some of Austin’s finest theater offered in an affordable, flexible subscription package. Come share in the fun and excitement of theatre on the hilltop. Season Passes are on sale now! Purchase tickets to A FLEA IN HER EAR. We look forward to seeing you soon!

OUR 2019-2020 SEASON



A New Version of George Feydeau’s Farce
By David Ives
Directed by Robert Tolaro

September 26 - October 6, 2019

Oh la la! When Raymonde Chandebise suspects her husband is having an affair, she confides in her best friend, Lucienne, and Lucienne concocts a clever plan to catch him in the act. What could possibly go wrong, you ask?  Peut-être an evening of madcap comic antics, complete with significant shenanigans and plenty of peccadilloes on display.  This is French farce in full force, filled with laugh-a-minute physical comedy.  Allons-y!

“[A] crisp, delightfully ridiculous translation.”
                                                        – Time Out Chicago


By José Rivera
Directed by Liz Fisher

November 14 - 24, 2019

Marisol Perez commutes daily from her apartment in the Bronx to her successful copy editor job with a Manhattan publisher. Yet something is amiss: apples are extinct, milk tastes like salt, and the moon has been missing for nine months. In this new and darkening world, Marisol sets out to find a missing friend and discovers something greater: her strength, when combined with others', can save the universe. Rivera’s apocalyptic urban fantasy is a cautionary tale, brimming with dark humor, bold vision and theatricality. Winner of the 1993 Obie Award.

“[F]earsome, fantastic and poetically frenzied.”
                                                        – The Village Voice


Based on the novel by Mark Haddon
Adapted for the stage by Simon Stephens
Directed by Robert Tolaro

February 13 - 23, 2020

Although he is exceptional at math and has an extraordinary brain, 15-year-old Christopher has never ventured beyond the end of his road.  When he is falsely accused of murdering his neighbor’s dog, he sets out to find the culprit against his father’s wishes, and in doing so embarks on a journey that will change his life forever. Winner of seven Olivier Awards and the 2015 Tony Award for best play.

“…works on every level — crowd-pleasing, eye-opening, life-affirming and unmissable.”
                                                          – Time Magazine


Book by Roger O. Hirson
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz

April 16 - 26, 2020

With an infectiously unforgettable score from musical theatre giant Stephen Schwartz (Godspell, Wicked), Pippin tells the story of one man’s journey to find his Corner of the Sky and true source of happiness. Since its 1972 Broadway debut, Pippin has garnered 23 Tony nominations and four Tony Awards, including Best Direction, Best Choreography and Best Lighting and Best Musical Revival. 48 years later, this magical musical continues to captivate and appeal to the young at heart throughout the world.

“Astonishing.... Dazzling and awe-inspiring.”
                                                         – The New York Times

Want to know more about our recent mainstage productions? See the Austn Chronicle and Broadway World Austin reviews of Spring Awakening. You can also read reviews of The Three Musketeers from the Austin Chronicle and Broadway World Austin, the Broadway World and Austin Chronicle reviews of Men On Boats, and the Broadway World Austin review of Middletown. We look forward to seeing you at MMNT!

Mary Moody Northen Theatre operates under an agreement with Actors’ Equity Association and is a TCG Member Theatre.