Theatre

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.

August Wilson Monologue Competition - Dallas Region Semifinals

When: 
Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 9:00am - 4:00pm

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

Meadows Opera Theatre’s Opera Free For All: To Will, With Love!

When: 
Friday, May 5, 2017 - 1:00pm

The gangsters in Cole Porter’s Kiss Me, Kate implore the audience to “Brush up your Shakespeare,” and we invite you to do the same as some of the world’s greatest composers of the lyric stage take on a bevy of Shakespeare’s funniest and most heartrending characters. 

Price: 

FREE

Contact: 

For more information call 214.768.2787

New Visions, New Voices

When: 
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 8:00pm
Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 8:00pm
Friday, March 31, 2017 - 8:00pm
Saturday, April 1, 2017 - 2:00pm
Saturday, April 1, 2017 - 8:00pm
Sunday, April 2, 2017 - 2:00pm

Produced by Gretchen Smith

This spring playwriting festival, now in its 23rd season, presents one staged reading each of a variety of full-length plays written by graduating theatre students.

Price: 

FREE

Contact: 

For more information call 214.768.2787

“Mary Stuart” by Friedrich Schiller

When: 
Wednesday, March 1, 2017 - 8:00pm
Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 8:00pm
Friday, March 3, 2017 - 8:00pm
Saturday, March 4, 2017 - 2:00pm
Saturday, March 4, 2017 - 8:00pm
Sunday, March 5, 2017 - 2:00pm

Directed by Blake Hackler, assistant professor of theatre

Premiered in 1800, the play depicts the last days of Mary, Queen of Scots, imprisoned on suspicion of plotting to overthrow her cousin Queen Elizabeth I. The Washington Post wrote, “In its depiction of charismatic but isolated leaders grappling with the demands of ego and diplomacy, it easily satisfies our craving for political stars.”

Photos by Amelia Bransky 

Price: 

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

Contact: 

For more information call 214.768.2787

Meadows Opera Theatre: “The Elixir of Love” by Gaetano Donizetti

When: 
Thursday, February 9, 2017 - 7:30pm
Friday, February 10, 2017 - 7:30pm
Saturday, February 11, 2017 - 7:30pm
Sunday, February 12, 2017 - 2:00pm

With the Meadows Opera Orchestra
Directed by Hank Hammett
Conducted by Paul Phillips

Price: 

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

Contact: 

For more information call 214.768.2787

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