Theatre

The Rep: How I Learned to Drive

When: 
Saturday, April 27, 2019 - 2:00pm
Saturday, April 27, 2019 - 8:00pm
Thursday, May 2, 2019 - 8:00pm
Sunday, May 5, 2019 - 2:00pm

Winner of the 1998 Pulitzer Prize, this is Li’l Bit’s coming of age tale, a memory play about surviving family and high school and the complicated relationship with her gentle and seductive Uncle Peck. “One of the most discomfiting love stories to emerge from the American theater…” – Ben Brantley, NY Times. “…powerful–and often very funny…” – Chicago OnStage. “…one of those plays you don’t forget in a hurry.” – Variety.

Contact: 

For more information call 214.768.2787

The Rep: We Are Proud to Present a Presentation About the Herero of Namibia

When: 
Friday, April 26, 2019 - 8:00pm
Wednesday, May 1, 2019 - 8:00pm
Saturday, May 4, 2019 - 2:00pm
Saturday, May 4, 2019 - 8:00pm

We Are Proud to Present a Presentation About the Herero of Namibia, Formerly Known as Southwest Africa, from the German Sudwestafrika, Between the Years 1885-1915 by Jackie Sibblies Drury

A group of actors – three black and three white – gather to recreate the little-known story of the original genocide of the 20th century, the extinction of the Herero tribe at the hands of their German colonizers. Along the way, the actors test the limits of empathy as their own assumptions and prejudices affect their theatrical process until eventually the full force of a horrific past crashes into the good intentions of the present. The Washington Post called it “A genuine thunderbolt … devastatingly funny … dangerous and primal and weird.”

Contact: 

For more information call 214.768.2787

The Rep: Smart People

When: 
Sunday, April 28, 2019 - 2:00pm
Sunday, April 28, 2019 - 7:30pm

It is the eve of Obama’s first election. Four of Harvard University’s brightest – a surgeon, an actress, a psychologist and a neuro-psychiatrist – are all interested in different aspects of the brain, particularly how it responds to race. But like all smart people, they are also searching for love, success and identity in their own lives. Lydia Diamond brings these characters together in a sharp, witty play about social and sexual politics.

The Rep includes three plays presented in rotating performance over a two-week period. The plays include 

Smart People by Lydia R. Diamond, How I Learned to Drive by Paula Vogel, and We Are Proud to Present a Presentation About the Herero of Namibia, Formerly Known as Southwest Africa, from the German Sudwestafrika, Between the Years 1885-1915 by Jackie Sibblies Drury.

 

The Rep: Three Contemporary American Plays Performed in Rotation

When: 
Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 8:00pm
Friday, April 26, 2019 - 8:00pm
Saturday, April 27, 2019 - 8:00pm
Saturday, April 27, 2019 - 2:00pm
Sunday, April 28, 2019 - 2:00pm
Sunday, April 28, 2019 - 7:30pm
Wednesday, May 1, 2019 - 8:00pm
Thursday, May 2, 2019 - 8:00pm
Friday, May 3, 2019 - 8:00pm
Saturday, May 4, 2019 - 2:00pm
Saturday, May 4, 2019 - 8:00pm
Sunday, May 5, 2019 - 2:00pm
  1. Smart People: Thursday, April 25 at 8 p.m.; Sunday, April 28 at 2 and 7:30 p.m.;  Friday, May 3 at 8 p.m.
  2. We Are Proud to Present...: Friday, April 26 at 8 p.m.; Wednesday, May 1 at 8 p.m.; Saturday, May 4 at 2 and 8 p.m.
  3. How I Learned to Drive: Saturday, April 27 at 2 and 8 p.m.; Thursday, May 2 at 8 p.m.; Sunday, May 5 at 2 p.m.

The Rep includes three plays presented in rotating performance over a two-week period. The plays include Smart People by Lydia R. Diamond, How I Learned to Drive by Paula Vogel, and We Are Proud to Present a Presentation About the Herero of Namibia, Formerly Known as Southwest Africa, from the German Sudwestafrika, Between the Years 1885-1915 by Jackie Sibblies Drury.

Price: 

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

Contact: 

For more information call 214.768.2787

PLAY: As You Like It by William Shakespeare

When: 
Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 8:00pm
Thursday, February 28, 2019 - 8:00pm
Friday, March 1, 2019 - 8:00pm
Saturday, March 2, 2019 - 2:00pm
Saturday, March 2, 2019 - 8:00pm
Sunday, March 3, 2019 - 2:00pm

Directed by Michael Connolly

This popular comedy by Shakespeare follows the fortunes of Rosalind and her cousin Celia. When Rosalind is banished by her uncle, the Duke, she masquerades as the boy Ganymede. Celia, also in masquerade, follows “Ganymede” to the forest in the company of Touchstone, a jester. A hilarious play about mistaken identity, redemption, repentance, shepherdesses and courtiers, As You Like It follows multiple couples through mistaken love knots and confused gender play to a happy-ever-after ending ... right? “All the world’s a stage,” as Shakespeare reminds us

Price: 

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

Contact: 

For more information call 214.768.2787

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 - 6:00pm - 7:45pm

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.

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