Jan. 15, 2019

 

Join Mary Moody Northen Theatre, the award-winning producing arm of the St. Edward’s University Department of Performing Arts, as we continue our 46th anniversary season with the regional premiere of Megan Monaghan Rivas’ glorious comedy, The Three Musketeers.

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 equal in their ability to serve the crown. Join us for a night of intrigue, swashbuckling and romance. This regional premiere features Equity guest artists Marc Pouhé and J. Ben Wolfe.

“Dazzling.”   — PittsburghCityPaper.com

Playwright Megan Monaghan Rivas has joined Mary Moody Northen Theatre to further develop this script, which premiered at Carnegie Mellon University in 2017. Monaghan Rivas is currently an Associate Professor of Dramaturgy for the School of Drama at Carnegie Melon University, where she has worked since 2013. In prior years she served as literary manager of South Coast Repertory Theatre and literary director of the Alliance Theatre in Atlanta and Frontera @ Hyde Park Theatre in Austin, TX, and oversaw the artistic programming for playwrights at the Lark Play Development Center in New York City and The Playwrights’ Center in Minneapolis. She has freelanced with the New Harmony Project, the O’Neill National Playwrights Conference, the Geffen Playhouse, Quantum Theatre, Aurora Theatre, the Salt Lake Acting Company, TheatreSquared, Actors Express Theatre, and Horizon Theatre. Megan has been honored with the Elliott Hayes Prize in Dramaturgy.

WHAT: 

The Three Musketeers
By Megan Monaghan Rivas
Inspired by the novel by Alexandre Dumas
Directed by Michelle Polgar

WHEN:

Feb. 14 – 24, 2019
7:30 p.m. Wednesday – Saturday
2 p.m. Sunday

WHERE:

St. Edward’s University
3001 S. Congress Ave.
Austin, TX 78704
Campus map: https://stedwards.app.box.com/v/campusparkingmap

TICKETS:

$25 Adult ($18 Students, Seniors, St. Edward’s community)
MMNT Box Office: 512-448-8484
Online: www.stedwards.edu/theatre
Box Office Hours are 1 - 5 p.m. Monday – Friday
Student discount nights: Feb.15 and 20: $10 ticket with any Student ID
SEU Alumni night Feb.15, $10 tickets for St. Edward’s Alumni in celebration of St. Edward’s University Homecoming and Family Weekend 

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 5,000 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 12 consecutive years as one of "America's Best Colleges" by U.S. News & World Report and ranks in the top 15 Best Regional Universities in the Western Region. Information: www.stedwards.edu/about.

Press Contact: Michelle Polgar, 512-448-8483, michellp@stedwards.edu

Website: www.stedwards.edu/theatre

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