Welcome to the Mary Moody Northen Theatre 2018–2019 Season

For 46 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.

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

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 2018–2019 season, and enjoy the magic our up-and-coming and professional artists bring to the stage.


Season tickets on sale August 27


By Will Eno
Directed by Robert Tolaro

September 27 - October 7, 2018

Welcome to Middletown: population, stable. Mary Swanson has just arrived and is settling into her new community. Will Eno’s eloquent, funny, and moving play takes us on a journey across the spectrum of humanity, from City Hall to the local library to the depths of outer space. Middletown reminds us that the nuances of life are what make us human, and every now and then we should take a moment to look around and appreciate the absurd beauty of it all. Winner of the 2010 Horton Foote Award for Most promising new play. Featuring guest artists Jacqui Cross and Ben Wolfe.

“Mr. Eno’s gift may be unmatched among writers of his generation...glimmers from start to finish.”  – The New York Times


By Jaclyn Backhaus
Directed by Shawn Sides

November 8 - 18, 2018

Ten explorers. Four boats. One Grand Canyon. Men on Boats is the true-ish story of an 1869 expedition, when a one-armed captain and a crew of insane yet loyal volunteers set out to chart the course of the Colorado River. Join our explorers as they argue about directions, navigate rapids, and risk it all. MMNT welcomes guest director Shawn Sides (Rude Mechanicals) to steer this adventurous production.

“…off the canyon-walls funny. Paddle or portage your own boat to the theatre — but get there.”  —  Variety


By Megan Monaghan Rivas
Inspired by the novel by Alexandre Dumas

February 14 - 24, 2019

All for one, and one for all! Join d’Artagnan in his quest to join the King’s Royal Musketeers in this new adaptation of the classic coming-of-age story. Rivas’ retelling plants itself firmly in 17th-century France yet provides a fresh, contemporary sensibility — one where men and women are equally entitled. Join us for a night of intrigue, swashbuckling and romance. A regional premiere.

“Dazzling.”   — PittsburghCityPaper.com


Book and Lyrics by Steven Sater
Music by Duncan Sheik
Based on the play by Frank Wedekind

April 4 - 14, 2019

Meet Wendla, a young girl yearning to understand what it means to be a woman; Mortiz, a troubled young boy struggling to come to terms with his new desires; and Melchior, a highly intelligent atheist with a desire to rebel. In an electrifying fusion of morality and rock and roll, this unforgettable musical explores the journey of eleven young people from adolescence to adulthood with poignancy and passion. Winner of eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical, The New York Observer calls Spring Awakening “the best new musical in a generation.” Warning: adult themes and language. Not suitable for all audiences and not recommended for those under 17.

“…bold, funny and inviting.”  — The New York Times

Want to know more about our recent work? Read the BroadwayWorld review of Rhinoceros, the Austin Chronicle review of Anon(ymous, the CTX Live Theatre review of Romeo & Juliet and the Austin Chronicle review of Violet. 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.