Theatre

PLAY: "The Cherry Orchard" by Anton Chekhov

When: 
Wednesday, November 28, 2018 - 8:00pm
Thursday, November 29, 2018 - 8:00pm
Friday, November 30, 2018 - 8:00pm
Saturday, December 1, 2018 - 2:00pm
Saturday, December 1, 2018 - 8:00pm
Sunday, December 2, 2018 - 2:00pm

Chekhov’s final play is a modern masterpiece. Madame Ranevskaya returns to her family estate in the Russian countryside just as the estate may be sold for debts. Selling their famous cherry orchard would rescue the estate – will it be done? Chekhov’s comedy uses frustrated love, identity, class, just-missed opportunities, and a group of delightful, contradictory characters to examine the nature of social change and the human struggle for happiness.

Price: 

$14 for adults, $11 for seniors, $8 for students, faculty & staff

Contact: 

For more information call 214.768.2787

PLAY: "A Lie of the Mind" by Sam Shepard

When: 
Wednesday, October 17, 2018 - 8:00pm
Thursday, October 18, 2018 - 8:00pm
Friday, October 19, 2018 - 8:00pm
Saturday, October 20, 2018 - 2:00pm
Saturday, October 20, 2018 - 8:00pm
Sunday, October 21, 2018 - 2:00pm

This award-winning play by the late Sam Shepard follows the jagged, complex relationship between two families. Considered a landmark work by a playwright at the height of his powers, it moves between Montana and California, husbands and wives, parents and children, and brothers and sisters. Both raw and moving, funny and frightening, A Lie of the Mind explores the hungry heart of the American landscape.

Price: 

$14 for adults, $11 for seniors, $8 for students, faculty & staff

Contact: 

For more information call 214.768.2787

PLAY: "Spring Awakening"

When: 
Wednesday, September 26, 2018 - 8:00pm
Thursday, September 27, 2018 - 8:00pm
Friday, September 28, 2018 - 8:00pm
Saturday, September 29, 2018 - 2:00pm
Saturday, September 29, 2018 - 8:00pm
Sunday, September 30, 2018 - 2:00pm

Music by Duncan Sheik, Book and Lyrics by Steven Sater
Directed by Blake Hackler

Based on the play by Frank Wedekind, this Tony, Drama Desk and Grammy award-winning rock musical tells the story of a group of teenagers moving from childhood to adulthood, exploring sexuality and love, friendship and betrayal. The New York Times called it “brave,” “haunting” and “electrifying.”

Price: 

$14 for adults, $11 for seniors, $8 for students, faculty & staff

Contact: 

For more information call 214.768.2787

New Visions, New Voices

When: 
Friday, March 22, 2019 - 8:00pm
Saturday, March 23, 2019 - 2:00pm
Saturday, March 23, 2019 - 8:00pm
Sunday, March 24, 2019 - 2:00pm
Friday, March 29, 2019 - 8:00pm
Saturday, March 30, 2019 - 2:00pm
Saturday, March 30, 2019 - 8:00pm
Sunday, March 31, 2019 - 2:00pm

Produced by Gretchen Smith

In its 25th year of production, New Visions, New Voices features the original work of student playwrights in full-length plays presented as staged readings. In 2019, the festival will take place over two weekends, highlighting the work of eight young writers. With directors from the Dallas theatre scene and student actors, these plays showcase the voices, conflicts and concerns of Gen Z playwrights.

Price: 

FREE

Contact: 

For more information call 214.768.2787

August Wilson Monologue Competition - Dallas Region Finals

When: 
Saturday, February 16, 2019 - 7:00pm

High school students from around the state will compete for a chance to advance to the national finals of the August Wilson Monologue Competition in New York City. Each student will present a two- to three-minute monologue from Wilson’s “Century Cycle” – 10 plays that include his career-making Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom and the Broadway blockbuster Fences. Wilson, a Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, is known for works that champion the African American experience while reflecting what one critic called “frustration, nostalgia, anger and dream.”

Price: 

FREE

Contact: 

For more information, contact Associate Professor of Theatre Benard Cummings at abcummings@smu.edu.

August Wilson Monologue Competition - Dallas Region Semifinals

When: 
Saturday, January 12, 2019 - 9:00am - 4:00pm

High school students from around the state compete for a chance to advance to the national finals of the August Wilson Monologue Competition in New York City. Each student will present a two- to three-minute monologue from Wilson’s “Century Cycle” – 10 plays that include his career-making Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom and the Broadway blockbuster Fences. Wilson, a Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, is known for works that champion the African American experience while reflecting what one critic called “frustration, nostalgia, anger and dream.”

Price: 

FREE

Contact: 

For more information, contact Associate Professor of Theatre Benard Cummings at abcummings@smu.edu.

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