AUSTIN, Texas — Mary Moody Northen Theatre, the award-winning producing arm of the St. Edward’s University theatre training program, announces its 2014-2015 season, featuring four (4) outstanding plays ranging from classic to contemporary. Join us for our 42nd anniversary season and share in the fun and excitement at the theatre on the hill!
LOVE AND INFORMATION
By Caryl Churchill
September 25 — October 5, 2014
Directed by David Long
Join us for the regional premiere of Caryl Churchill’s theatrically inventive, smart and thought-provoking new work. Over 50 interchangeable scenes, 14 actors portray more than 100 characters desperate to connect in a fast-paced world obsessed with a ‘need to know’ and unlimited access to information. What is important; where are the silences; how do we sort reality from the manufactured noise? Funny and poignant, Love and Information examines our technology-driven culture, celebrates our spirit and offers an ode to love in a disconnected world. Featuring Equity guests Janelle Buchannan and Rick Roemer.
“Extraordinary. The play everyone should see.“ — The Guardian
By William Shakespeare
November 13 — 23, 2014
Directed by Michelle Polgar
What happens when a young prince loses his father, witnesses his mother’s swift remarriage and must find his place amidst a swirling storm of his own grief, an impending war and possible treason? It’s a terrifying challenge, and Hamlet must act quickly to find the truth, save his kingdom and restore order without compromising his integrity or losing his sanity. Or is it already too late?
“The greatest of poetic tragedies.” — The Guardian
By George Bernard Shaw
February 12 — 22, 2015
Directed by Robert Tolaro
Heiress to her father's underwear fortune, Hypatia is engaged to the perfectly acceptable but astoundingly dull Bently Summerhays. Bored beyond measure, she longs for adventure to fall out of the sky. What are the odds on a lazy Sunday afternoon in Surrey in 1909? Luckily Hypatia has Shaw on her side, so things are looking up indeed. Peppered with a plane crash, eight proposals, a lone gunman, a Polish woman gymnast and a sound Shavian skewering of love and marriage, this breezy and spirited comedy will leave you laughing, appreciating your intellect and, perhaps, longing for a lemonade on the veranda.
“Delightful.” — The New York Times
THE ROBBER BRIDEGROOM
Book and Lyrics by Alfred Uhry
Music by Robert Waldman
Based on the novella by Eudora Welty
April 16 — 26, 2015
In this super silly musical fairy tale, rascally robber Jamie Lockhart courts Rosamund, the only daughter of the richest planter in the country. The proceedings go awry thanks to a case of double-mistaken identity. Add an evil stepmother intent on Rosamund's demise, a pea-brained henchman and a hostile talking head-in-a-trunk (really!), and you have quite an adventure on your hands. Filled with bluegrass and thigh-slapping fun!
“Southern-fried whimsy.’ — The Los Angeles Times
All performances are Thursday – Saturday evenings at 7:30 PM and Sundays at 2 PM. Mary Moody Northen Theatre is located on the St. Edward’s University Campus along Campus drive. For a campus map, go to http://www.stedwards.edu/map/maincampus.
Season passes go on sale August 18 through the MMNT box office at (512) 448-8484 and are available online at http://www.stedwards.edu/theatre. Single tickets for each production go on sale three weeks prior to opening and may be purchased through the MMNT box office or the website. Box Office hours are 1 – 5 PM Monday – Friday when classes are in session and one hour prior to curtain. Group rates are available for groups of 10 or more. For more information about group tickets, contact the MMNT box office.
About Mary Moody Northen Theatre
Mary Moody Northen Theatre operates on a professional model and stands at the center of the St. Edward’s University Theatre Training Program. Through MMNT, students work alongside professional actors, directors and designers, explore all facets of theatrical production and earn points towards membership in Actor’s Equity Association, the union of professional actors and stage managers in the United States. MMNT operates under an AEA U/RTA contract and is a member of Theatre Communications Group. For more information, contact the theater program at 512-448-8487 or visit us online at www.stedwards.edu/theatre.
Press Contact: Michelle Polgar, 512.448.8483
michellp [at] stedwards.edu