For 45 years, Mary Moody Northen Theatre (MMNT) has produced plays designed to inspire the next generation of artists and audiences. Come share in the fun and excitement of our theater-in-the-round at St. Edward’s University.
Through MMNT, students 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. Join us for our 2017–2018 season, and enjoy the magic our up-and-coming and professional artists bring to the stage.
By William Shakespeare
Directed by Robert Tolaro
Feb. 15–25, 2018
In the heart of fair Verona emerges a love too powerful to be stilled by the deadly feuding between the city’s two most prominent families. Romeo is a forlorn lover, despondent over his unrequited affections until he is blindsided by Juliet, whose beauty teaches the torches to burn bright. There’s just one problem: she is the daughter of his father’s sworn enemy. Driven by their passion, the young lovers embark on a romance that still enchants audiences 400 years after its premiere. Featuring Equity guests Brian Coughlin, Mary Agen Cox and David Stahl.
“Timeless.” – The Los Angeles Times
Book and lyrics by Brian Crawley
Music by Jeanine Tesori
Directed by Nick Mayo
April 12–22, 2018
Twelve troubled years after a childhood accident left her severely scarred, Violet embarks on a pilgrimage to meet the faith healer she fervently believes will restore her beauty. Setting out on the long bus ride to Oklahoma, she unknowingly begins a greater journey — to find herself. From the musician behind Fun Home, Thoroughly Modern Millie and Caroline, or Change comes what New York Times critic Charles Isherwood calls her “best” and “most accessible” work, rich with flavors of country, gospel, blues and honky-tonk rock. Winner of the Drama Critics’ Circle Award and the Lucille Lortel Award for Best Musical and nominated for a Tony award, this redemptive story will warm your spirit.
“Terrific, heart-stirring … an enduringly rewarding musical.” – The New York Times