Theatre

“Tartuffe” by Molière

When: 
Wednesday, November 29, 2017 - 8:00pm
Thursday, November 30, 2017 - 8:00pm
Friday, December 1, 2017 - 8:00pm
Saturday, December 2, 2017 - 2:00pm
Saturday, December 2, 2017 - 8:00pm
Sunday, December 3, 2017 - 2:00pm
Sunday, December 3, 2017 - 8:00pm

Premiered in 1664, Molière’s witty comic satire – originally subtitled “The Hypocrite”– focuses on Tartuffe, a scheming religious fraud who ingratiates himself in the affluent household of gullible Orgon, spouting pieties while secretly trying to seduce Orgon’s wife. Orgon promises that Tartuffe will marry his daughter and become his sole heir, but the rest of the family sees through his facade and determines to expose him – will they be able to convince Orgon in time to prevent disaster?

Price: 

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

Contact: 

For more information call 214.768.2787

“The Iphigenia Project” by Euripides

When: 
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 8:00pm
Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 8:00pm
Friday, October 20, 2017 - 8:00pm
Saturday, October 21, 2017 - 2:00pm
Saturday, October 21, 2017 - 8:00pm
Sunday, October 22, 2017 - 2:00pm
Sunday, October 22, 2017 - 8:00pm

Directed by Michael Connolly

Price: 

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

Contact: 

For more information call 214.768.2787

“In the Blood” by Suzan-Lori Parks

When: 
Wednesday, September 27, 2017 - 8:00pm
Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 8:00pm
Friday, September 29, 2017 - 8:00pm
Saturday, September 30, 2017 - 2:00pm
Saturday, September 30, 2017 - 8:00pm
Sunday, October 1, 2017 - 2:00pm
Sunday, October 1, 2017 - 8:00pm

Directed by Rhonda Blair

In the Blood reimagines elements of Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter in a modern setting. Hester is now a woman living in poverty with her five children. She decides to ask the various fathers for assistance, with tragic consequences. Playwright Suzan-Lori Parks has won numerous awards and honors, including a MacArthur “Genius” Grant, a Guggenheim Fellowship and a Tony Award. In the Blood, which premiered in 1999, was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in drama.

Price: 

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

Contact: 

For more information call 214.768.2787

Mrs. Miniver - 75th Anniversary Screening

When: 
Sunday, June 4, 2017 - 4:00pm
Where: 

Celebrate the 75th Anniversary of Greer Garson’s Mrs. Miniver at the Texas Theatre in Oak Cliff on Sunday, June 4th at 4pm.

Mrs. Miniver was released on June 4, 1942 and went on to win six Academy Awards including “Best Picture,” Best Director” and “Best Actress” with Garson’s stellar performance. Rarely seen on the big screen in this Century, Southern Methodist University is bringing this one-time event to the Texas Theatre with free admission.

Price: 

FREE

Contact: 

David Sedman
dsedman@smu.edu
214.768.3375

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

When: 
Thursday, June 1, 2017 - 2:30pm
Friday, June 2, 2017 - 2:30pm

The Meadows School of the Arts will present two performances of the musical The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee on June 1 and 2 at 2:30 pm in the Margo Jones Theatre on the SMU campus. The cast consists of music and theatre students who are taking the American Musical Theatre course during SMU’s May Term.

Price: 

FREE

Contact: 

Lane Harder
214.563.5573
lharder@smu.edu

The Rep: Three Contemporary American Plays Performed in Rotation

When: 
Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 8:00pm - Sunday, May 7, 2017 - 2:00pm

The Division of Theatre presents three contemporary American plays in rotation over a two-week period:

A Bright New Boise by Samuel D. Hunter

Thursday, April 27 at 8 p.m.; Sunday, April 30 at 2 & 7:30 p.m.; Friday, May 5 at 8 p.m.

Price: 

$14 for adults, $11 for seniors, $8 for students, faculty & staff
To buy tickets click on individual play in the description.

Contact: 

For more information call 214.768.2787

The Last Days of Judas Iscariot by Stephen Adly Guirgis

When: 
Saturday, April 29, 2017 - 2:00pm
Saturday, April 29, 2017 - 8:00pm
Thursday, May 4, 2017 - 8:00pm
Sunday, May 7, 2017 - 2:00pm

Set in a courtroom in Purgatory, this play by the Pulitzer Prize-winning Guirgis puts Judas’s case to a hilarious, riotous, piercing trial, with witnesses including Pontius Pilate, Mother Teresa and Satan; the results may make the inhabitants of Heaven, Hell and Purgatory – and the audience – reconsider what each thought they knew about forgiveness, faith and the human inside one of history’s most infamous figures. “What gives the play its life is that Guirgis handles big issues with comic flair. … a gloriously intoxicating brew …” (The Guardian)

Price: 

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

Contact: 

For more information call 214.768.2787

Grand Concourse by Heidi Schreck

When: 
Friday, April 28, 2017 - 8:00pm
Wednesday, May 3, 2017 - 8:00pm
Saturday, May 6, 2017 - 2:00pm
Saturday, May 6, 2017 - 8:00pm

How well do we really know each other? How much can we trust? What can we forgive? A modern morality tale set in a Bronx soup kitchen, this intriguing new play juggles these questions between and among a quartet of colorful and compelling characters. “Heidi Schreck’s beautiful tragicomedy of life … reminds you of why you go to the theater in the first place.” (Chicago Sun-Times)

Price: 

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

Contact: 

For more information call 214.768.2787

A Bright New Boise by Samuel D. Hunter

When: 
Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 8:00pm
Sunday, April 30, 2017 - 2:00pm
Sunday, April 30, 2017 - 7:30pm
Friday, May 5, 2017 - 8:00pm

In this Obie and Drama Desk award-winning play, a disgraced evangelical from northern Idaho takes a job at a Hobby Lobby franchise in Boise in order to reconnect with an estranged son. The possibility of a normal life is challenged by the beliefs that have given his life meaning. Time Out New York wrote, “This clear-eyed comedy about faith’s meager harvest will still lift your heart.”

Price: 

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

Contact: 

For more information call 214.768.2787

August Wilson Monologue Competition - Dallas Region Finals

When: 
Monday, February 20, 2017 - 7:00pm

Area high school students will compete for a chance to attend 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 Assistant Professor of Theatre Benard Cummings at abcummings@smu.edu.

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