Theatre

Meadows at the Meyerson 2018

When: 
Wednesday, March 28, 2018 - 8:00pm

The 25th annual benefit concert for SMU Meadows will feature the critically acclaimed Meadows Symphony Orchestra, led by conductor Paul Phillips, in the presentation of three works. Opening the program is Samuel Barber’s short, dramatic Essay No. 1 for Orchestra, followed by his Toccata Festiva for Organ and Orchestra, an exuberant, celebratory work composed in 1960 for the inauguration of a new organ at the Academy of Music in Philadelphia.

Price: 

$25 for adults, $20 for seniors, $17 for students, faculty & staff ($10 discount available for subscribers)

Contact: 

View 2018 Meadows at the Meyerson Brochure

To make a gift, visit smu.edu/meyerson.

For more information call 214.768.4189

Meadows Opera Theatre’s Opera Free For All: “Pépito” by Jacques Offenbach

When: 
Friday, March 23, 2018 - 1:00pm

Manuelita, the beautiful, flirtatious hostess of the local inn, has rejected the amorous advances of her childhood friend Miguel and rival Vertigo. Impressed by her loyalty to her fiancé, Pépito, Miguel agrees to take his place in the military so the couple can marry. However, a letter from Pépito presents stunning news for both Manuelita and Miguel! Learn who finally gets the girl in Offenbach’s charming, one-act comedy, produced in partnership with The Dallas Opera. Sung in English.

Price: 

FREE

Contact: 

For more information call 214.768.2787

New Visions, New Voices

When: 
Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 8:00pm
Friday, March 23, 2018 - 8:00pm
Saturday, March 24, 2018 - 2:00pm
Saturday, March 24, 2018 - 8:00pm
Sunday, March 25, 2018 - 2:00pm

Produced by Gretchen Smith

This spring playwriting festival, now in its 24th season, presents one staged reading each of a variety of full-length plays written by graduating theatre students.

Each play has only 1 reading -- so don't miss the chance to see one or more of these new scripts.

Thursday, March 22 at 8pm -- WOLF MOTHER by Blaze Hubbell, directed by Claire Carson

Misfits, bikers, healers and ghosts chase each other across the New Mexico desert. The crossroads will be bloody. (120 minutes, intermission)

Price: 

FREE

Contact: 

For more information call 214.768.2787

August Wilson Monologue Competition - Dallas Region Semifinals

When: 
Saturday, January 13, 2018 - 9:00am - 4:00pm

Area high school students 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.

“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

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

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

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