Aug 19, 2019

WHAT: Mary Moody Northen Theatre, the award-winning producing arm of the St. Edward’s University theater training program, announces its 2019-2020 season of four dynamic productions. Join us for our 47th annual season and share in the fun and excitement at the theater on the hill. 

WHEN: All performances are at 7:30 p.m. Thursday to Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time” and “Pippin” will add a Wednesday show during the second week of their runs.

WHERE: Mary Moody Northen Theatre is located at St. Edward’s University, along Campus Drive. The university is located at 3001 S. Congress Ave., Austin, TX. 
Campus map: http://www.stedwards.edu/map/maincampus.

PERFORMANCES:

“A Flea In Her Ear”
A New Version of George Feydeau’s Farce
By David Ives
Directed by Robert Tolaro
Sept. 26–Oct. 6, 2019

Oh la la! When Raymonde Chandebise suspects her husband is having an affair, she confides in her best friend, Lucienne, and Lucienne concocts a clever plan to catch him in the act. What could possibly go wrong, you ask? Peut-être an evening of madcap comic antics, complete with significant shenanigans and plenty of peccadilloes on display. This is French farce in full force, filled with laugh-a-minute physical comedy. Allons-y!

“[A] crisp, delightfully ridiculous translation.”
—Time Out Chicago

“Marisol”
By José Rivera
Directed by Liz Fisher
Nov. 14–24, 2019

Marisol Perez commutes daily from her apartment in the Bronx to her successful copy editor job with a Manhattan publisher. But something is amiss: apples are extinct, milk tastes like salt, and the moon has been missing for nine months. In this new and darkening world, Marisol sets out to find a missing friend and discovers something greater: her strength and actions, when combined with others', can save the universe. Rivera’s apocalyptic urban fantasy is a cautionary tale, brimming with dark humor, bold vision and theatricality. Winner of the 1993 Obie Award.

“[F]earsome, fantastic and poetically frenzied.”
  —  The Village Voice

“The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time”
Based on the novel by Mark Haddon
Adapted for the stage by Simon Stephens
Directed by Robert Tolaro
February 13 - 23, 2020

Although he is exceptional at math and has an extraordinary brain, 15-year-old Christopher has never ventured beyond the end of his road.  When he is falsely accused of murdering his neighbor’s dog, he sets out to find the culprit against his father’s wishes, and in doing so embarks on a journey that will change his life forever. Winner of seven Olivier Awards and the 2015 Tony Award for best play.

“…works on every level — crowd-pleasing, eye-opening, life-affirming and unmissable.”                   
—  Time Magazine

“Pippin”
Book by Roger O’Hirson
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz
April 16–26, 2020

With an infectiously unforgettable score from musical theatre giant Stephen Schwartz (Godspell, Wicked), Pippin tells the story of one man’s journey to find his Corner of the Sky and true source of happiness. Since its 1972 Broadway debut, Pippin has garnered 23 Tony nominations and four Tony Awards, including Best Direction, Best Choreography and Best Lighting and Best Musical Revival. 48 years later, this magical musical continues to captivate and appeal to the young at heart throughout the world.

“Astonishing.... Dazzling and awe-inspiring.”
— The New York Times

TICKETS: The performances are open to the public. Season passes go on sale Aug. 26 through the Mary Moody Northen Theatre (MMNT) box office at (512) 448-8484 and 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 2-5 p.m. Monday-Friday when classes are in session and one hour prior to curtain. Group rates for 10 people or more are available. 

PRESS CONTACT: Michelle Polgar, managing director of the Mary Northen Theatre, 512-448-8483, michellp [at] stedwards.edu.
Website: www.stedwards.edu/theatre
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/stedwardsMMNT
Twitter: @SEU_MMNT