Welcome to the Mary Moody Northen Theatre at St. Edward's University
For more than 40 years, Mary Moody Northen Theatre (MMNT) has produced plays designed to inspire the next generation of artists and audiences. MMNT stands at the center of the St. Edward’s University Department of Performing Arts theater training program and operates on a professional model, requiring students to learn all facets of theatrical production and demanding the highest level of commitment and craft in their work. Through MMNT, young artists study directly with top professionals to explore the theatrical arts, learn from one another, build lasting relationships and earn points toward membership in Actors’ Equity Association. We program our seasons with a focus on education, entertainment, stimulating thought and discourse and, we hope, challenging the perspectives of those who participate. Equally important, we bring our work to audiences in an affordable, flexible package with a commitment to provide everyone a great theater experience. Come share in the fun and excitement of the theater on the hilltop.
CONGRATULATIONS to the 2016 Austin Critics' Table Award Winners!
Join us for our 2016-2017 season. Subscriptions go on sale August 22. Single and group tickets are available three weeks prior to opening. We look forward to seeing you in September!
A Gangster Spectacle
By Bertolt Brecht
Adapted by George Tabori
Directed by David Long
Original Music by Peter Stopschinski
Welcome to gangster-era Chicago, where the Cauliflower Trust is having a tough run. Enter the wannabe racketeer Arturo Ui. He and his hoodlum henchmen are looking for a little action, and running a "protection" campaign for the Trust looks like a golden opportunity. But power is tasty, and Ui quickly looks to expand his influence. Described as "American ganster movie meets Richard III," Brecht's wildly theatrical satire parallels Hitler's rise to power and gets a bright, fresh telling in the hands of award-wining director David Long. Part farce, part spectacle and part siren warning, The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui paints a chilling portrait of the dangers of unchallenged corruption. This theatrical tour-de-force features guest artists Amy Downing and David Stahl. Advisory: Adult Themes.
"Savagely funny." - The Independent
By Inua Ellams, Lydia Adetunji, Bola Agbaje, Neil LaBute, Clare Bayley and Pedro Miguel Rozo
Directed by Alexandra Bassett
Six of the world's leading dramatists in partnership with six world-renowned scientists combined their talents to create this imaginative, politically provocative response to the global food crisis. The short plays combine to form one evening, blending diverse voices in a vital conversation. Meet Ruth, who despite her father's warning, spends her savings to establish an organic carrot farm in Colombia. Explore the powerful imagery of a single baguette. Consider what you might trade for a glass of water. Mouthful is an intimate and compelling exploration of the careful path we must tread in the face of rising populations and shrinking resources. Food for thought, indeed. A U.S. premiere.
"Pulls out all the stops." - The Times
By Jon Jory
Based on the novel by Jane Austen
Directed by Robert Tolaro
Jane Austen's 1813 novel with all of its wit and romance comes to life in this fast-moving and high-spirited update. Join the singularly focused Mrs. Bennet as she struggles to marry off her five daughters, sometimes in direct conflict with her daughters' wishes. Enjoy the fireworks between the quick-witted, fiercely independent Lizzie Bennet and the handsome, enigmatic Mr. Darcy. Should feelings triumph over good sense, and can you trust your assumptions? This classic romance features guest artists Mary Agen Cox, Babs George and David Long. As Orlando Theater exclaims, "fiction doesn't get any better than this."
"Refreshingly fast-paced and engaging." - Broadway World
Book by Joe Masteroff
Music and lyrics by John Kander and Fred Ebb
Directed by Danny Herman
"There was a cabaret, and there was a master of ceremonies, and there was a city called Berlin in a country called Germany. It was the end of the world." One of America's most powerful and well-loved musicals, Cabaret premiered at the Broadhurst Theatre in November 1966 and earned 10 Tony awards, sparked Bob Fosse's 1972 film and spawned a 1998 Tony-award-winning revival. Fifty years later it appears on the intimate MMNT stage. Willkommen. Bienvenue. Welcome. Advisory: Adult Themes.
"One of the great musicals of all time. Exhilarating!" - Time Out New York
*Cabaret has added a 2:00 p.m. matinee on Saturday, April 15 in lieu of an Easter Sunday performance.
The MMNT box office is located in the lobby of the Mary Moody Northen Theatre on the St. Edward’s University main campus. During the season, the box office is open Monday–Friday from 1 to 5 p.m. and Saturdays from 3 to 5 p.m. during productions. We open one (1) hour prior to curtain on performance days. Contact us by phone at 512-448-8484.
Single tickets are available online and via the MMNT box office three weeks prior to each production.
Single Ticket Pricing
Students always pay a lower price for tickets at MMNT, but twice during every run, we offer an even steeper discount. We host student discount nights on the first Friday and second Thursday of each production. On these evenings, student tickets are only $8 for a regular play and $10 for the musical. The student night rate applies to all students, regardless of school affiliation. A student ID is required. Student night tickets may be purchased through this website or the MMNT box office and are based on availability.
Discount pricing is available for groups of 10 or more. Advance purchase is required. For pricing information, please contact the box office at 512-448-8484.
Become a Mary Moody Northen Theatre subscriber and enjoy flexibility in attendance dates, ease of making reservations, free and easy ticket exchanges, discounted ticket prices and more. You can choose our four-pass or eight-pass options and use your tickets in any combination over the course of the season. Season pass holders may make reservations at any time through the MMNT box office.
THE SEASON PASS
Season passes provide four (4) admissions in any combination to MMNT productions this season.
THE FLEX PASS
Flex passes provide eight (8) admissions in any combination to MMNT productions this season.
All subscription packages include flexible attendance date and seating location options, priority seating, full exchange privileges, early access to additional single tickets and a personal reminder phone call from MMNT staff before each production. In addition, in the event of a waiting list, season pass holders are given seating priority.
Season passes go on advance sale in April and are on sale through the run of our opening production each season September. Once the first production has ended, only current pass holders may renew for additional passes through the year. Please contact the box office for more information.
2016-2017 Subscription Rates
Season Pass: $84 + $6 processing fee ($68 + $6 processing fee for students, seniors and members of the St. Edward's University community)
Flex Pass: $164+ $6 processing fee ($132 + $6 processing fee for students, seniors and members of the St. Edward's University community)
The following parking lots are designated for event parking: Lot O, south of Woodward Office Building; the Parking Garage, east of the softball field; and Lot P, east of the Parking Garage. Parking is available in non-residential spaces after 7 p.m. and on weekends. Download the university parking map. Weekday evening parking can be crowded due to evening classes on campus, so give yourself some extra time. Note that curbside parking is not allowed. If you have additional parking questions, please contact the box office.
St. Edward's University is located south of Oltorf Drive and just west of 1-35. We are easily accessible from Congress Avenue or I-35. Border streets include Woodward Avenue to the south, Congress Avenue to the west and St. Edward's Drive to the north. There are campus entrances from each of these streets. The theater is located on the east side of our campus at the end of Theatre Pass. You will recognize the theater from its round design, it's promient placement on the hilltop and the identifying banners on the sides of the building. Get directions and learn more.
Performances are Thursday–Saturday evenings at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. We often add additional performances on Wednesday evenings. Ask our box office staff for more information or view the performance options in our online sales portal.
Please note that all sales are final and your ticket is not refundable. Late-comers are seated at the discretion of the house manager. Unclaimed seats at curtain time are subject to release to patrons on standby.
No firearms are permitted on campus, either open or concealed.
Our performances often sell out. It's best to make your reservations early. In the event that a performance is sold out, we will enact our waiting list protocal. We begin taking names for each waiting list when the box office opens one hour prior to the performance. You must be present in the theater to place your name on the list, and you must be present when your name is called. Seats are released in order of availability, with the priority going first to season ticket holders. We have had excellent luck seating waiting list patrons. If you wish to see a play and hear it is sold out, we encourage you to come try your luck. There are snacks available in the lobby, a coffee shop is just around the corner and we have one of the best views of the city in town. On pretty days, you can bring a picnic and have dinner on the hillside while you wait.
Mary Moody Northen Theatre garnered multiple Austin Critics' Table Nominations for the 2015-2016 season. See the full listing HERE. Thank you, Austin Critics' Table members!
Read the Austin Chronicle review of Mr. Burns, a post electric play, directed by David Long (Fall 2015).
Read the Austin Chronicle review of To Kill A Mockingbird, directed by Robert Tolaro (Fall 2015).
Read the Austin Chronicle review of The Government Inspector, directed by Michelle Polgar (Spring 2016).
Read the Austin Chronicle review of She Loves Me, directed by Nick Mayo (Spring 2016).
Love and Information by Caryl Churchill, directed by David Long, reviewed in the Austin Chronicle (Fall 2014)
Hamlet by William Shakespeare, directed by Michelle Polgar, reviewed in the Austin Chronicle. (Fall 2014)
Misalliance by George Bernard Shaw, directed by Robert Tolaro, reviewed by the Austin Chronicle. (Spring 2015)
Read the Austin Chronicle review of The Robber Bridegroom, directed by Danny Herman. (Spring 2015).