Oct. 20, 2016
Join Mary Moody Northen Theatre, the award-winning producing arm of the St. Edward’s University theater training program, for the U.S. Premiere of Mouthful. Six of the world's leading dramatists in partnership with six world-renowned scientists combined their talents to create an extraordinarily imaginative, theatrical, politically provocative response to the global food crisis. Meet Ruth, who ignores her father's advice and spends her savings to establish an organic carrot farm in Colombia. Explore the powerful imagery of a single baguette. Consider what you might trade for a glass of water. Mouthful offers an intimate and compelling exploration of the careful path we must tread in the face of rising populations and shrinking resources. Food for thought, indeed.
Featuring guest artists Jarrett King and Carla Nickerson
“Pulls out all the stops.” The Times
By Lydia Adetunji, Bola Agbaje, Clare Bayley, Inua Ellams, Neil LaBute
and Pedro Miguel Rozo
Directed by Alexandra Bassiakou Shaw
When: Nov. 10 – 20, 2016
7:30 p.m. Thursday–Saturday
2 p.m. Sunday
Mary Moody Northen Theatre
St. Edward’s University
3001 S. Congress Avenue
Austin, TX 78704
Campus map: http://www.stedwards.edu/map/maincampus.
Tickets: $25 Adult ($18 Students, Seniors, St. Edward’s community)
MMNT Box Office: 512-448-8484
Box Office Hours are 1-5 p.m. Monday–Friday
Student discount nights: November 11 and November 17, $10 with Student ID
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 theater 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. Information: 512-448-8487 or www.stedwards.edu/theatre.
About St. Edward's University
St. Edward’s University is a private, liberal arts college in the Catholic Holy Cross Tradition with approximately 4,600 students. Located in Austin, Texas, it is one of the top universities in Texas and offers undergraduate and graduate programs, including MBA programs and a master’s degree in counseling. With a network of partner universities around the world, St. Edward’s is a diverse community with programs designed to inspire students with a global perspective. St. Edward's University has been recognized for 14 consecutive years as one of "America's Best Colleges" by U.S. News & World Report and ranks in the top 20 Best Regional Universities in the Western Region. Information: stedwards.edu/about.
Press Contact: Michelle Polgar, 512-448-8483