Welcome to the Mary Moody Northen Theatre 2017–2018 Season

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.

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 2017–2018 season, and enjoy the magic our up-and-coming and professional artists bring to the stage.


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Book and lyrics by Brian Crawley
Music by Jeanine Tesori
Based on "The Ugliest Pilgrim" by Doris Betts
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 visit a televangelist she believes will heal her. But the long bus ride across 1964 America, from North Carolina to Oklahoma, provides Violet a greater opportunity — the chance to discover the liberating powers of faith, hope and unconditional love. From the composer of Fun HomeThoroughly Modern Millie and Caroline, or Change comes what New York Times critic Charles Isherwood calls her “best” and “most accessible” music, 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 lift your spirit.

“Terrific, heart-stirring … an enduringly rewarding musical.” – The New York Times

Read the Austin Chronicle review here.

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