Theatre

The Women by Clare Boothe Luce

When: 
Wednesday, October 2, 2013 - 8:00pm
Thursday, October 3, 2013 - 8:00pm
Friday, October 4, 2013 - 8:00pm
Saturday, October 5, 2013 - 8:00pm
Saturday, October 5, 2013 - 2:00pm
Sunday, October 6, 2013 - 2:00pm

Clare Booth Luce was the first American woman appointed to a major ambassadorial post (Italy), as well as a journalist, congresswoman and playwright. She was famous for her acidic wit, and The Women, her much-debated and oft-revived comedy of back-stabbing society women, was the comedic Broadway smash of 1936. The play’s topics - marriage, divorce, friendship, infidelity, gossip and class differences - continue to appeal to audiences today.

Price: 

$13 for adults, $10 for seniors, $7 for students, faculty & staff

Tickets

Contact: 

For more information call 214.768.ARTS.

Interdisciplinary Arts and the City: A Forum on Site and Social Spaces

When: 
Thursday, April 18, 2013 - 12:00pm

SMU Meadows School of the Arts will be hosting "Interdisciplinary Arts and the City: A Forum on Site and Social Spaces" on April 18 from 12 to 5 p.m. The event will be structured into two 2-hour segments. This event will be held in O'Donnell Hall from 12 to 2 p.m., and in the Taubman Atrium from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m., followed by a 30-minute reception. Artists from across the U.S. will be on hand to discuss art, art practices and community engagement.

Moderators:
Noah Simblist & Gavin Kroeber

Participants:

Price: 

FREE

Contact: 

Marla Teyolia at mrubioteyoli@smu.edu or 214-768-4498.

New Visions, New Voices: Hello, My Name Is

When: 
Thursday, April 4, 2013 - 8:00pm

By Samantha Rios
Directed by Alia Tavakolian

Yours Truly is a man whose psychic visions safeguard his fellow citizens in the oddball small town of Marmalade. Yet he never gets recognition for anything he does – which makes him dangerous. The shaky geography between ego and self-esteem, spirit and body is explored in this wicked and eccentric dark comedy.

Alia Tavakolian is a 2012 graduate of the BFA program at SMU and works locally in Dallas as a director. This is her second year as a director in New Visions, New Voices.

Price: 

FREE

Contact: 

For more information, contact 214-768-ARTS.

New Visions, New Voices: Pun, A Play on Words

When: 
Wednesday, April 3, 2013 - 8:00pm

By Jeff Colangelo
Directed by Josh Kumler

This energetic, meta-theatrical comedy follows the desperate final rehearsal of a new play’s staged reading in the minutes before its only public performance. As the clock ticks down, the Director's sanity shatters in a maelstrom of hilarious despair and the actors find themselves caught in an epic battle of wills between two unstoppable forces.

Josh Kumler is a junior in the Theatre Studies program of the Division of Theatre at SMU; this is his first year as a director in the New Visions, New Voices festival.

Price: 

FREE

Contact: 

For more information, contact 214-768-ARTS.

New Visions, New Voices: A Slice of Normal American Life

When: 
Sunday, April 7, 2013 - 7:30pm

This tragic love story focuses on Harold and Sally, an apparently happy couple. But Harold may not be the average man he seems. As Paul, a celebrity host, interviews him live on camera, digging up secrets and truths, Harold finally exposes his past. The future for Harold and Sally rests on two questions: How far can love stretch, and can it exceed even the most shocking situation?

Price: 

FREE

Contact: 

For more information, contact 214-768-ARTS.

New Visions, New Voices: Hi, Society

When: 
Sunday, April 7, 2013 - 2:00pm

By Meredith Oden
Directed by Gretchen Smith

This charming Southern comedy of manners follows Fiona Bright and her friends Valerie and Pearl as the trio journeys into the world of Mississippi debutantes. As each girl prepares for their impending debut, obstacles loom in the forms of oafish escorts, preoccupied parents, baffling etiquette, vodka-spiked punch and pristine white gowns. In the end, however, it is simply the question of friendship that matters.

Price: 

FREE

Contact: 

For more information, contact 214-768-ARTS.

New Visions, New Voices: What a Slinky Knows

When: 
Saturday, April 6, 2013 - 8:00pm

By Janielle Kastner
Directed by Gretchen Smith

Four teenagers with behavioral problems are “re-directed” to the local senior center, where they are assigned probationary service with four seniors. As each junior and senior pair becomes acquainted, everyone’s lives are changed dramatically.

Five Meadows sophomores from the Division of Theatre will be joined by Professor Charley Helfert and three other senior actors in this production.

Price: 

FREE

Contact: 

For more information, contact 214-768-ARTS.

New Visions, New Voices: A Mask of Mirrors

When: 
Saturday, April 6, 2013 - 2:00pm

By Justin Amos
Directed by Tim Johnson

After being paroled, Gralin returns to the town where he used to live with the single-minded goal of establishing a “normal” life. He is assisted in this by George, his therapist, and Ashlee, his lover. And though Gralin makes progress, he continually finds himself shackled to his damning past.

Tim Johnson has been a company member with Kitchen Dog Theatre since 1997. He graduated from SMU with a BFA in Theatre and Naropa University with an MFA in Contemporary Performance. This is his second year directing for New Visions, New Voices.

Price: 

FREE

Contact: 

For more information, contact 214-768-ARTS.

New Visions, New Voices: Imagenation

When: 
Friday, April 5, 2013 - 8:00pm

By Miranda Parham
Directed by Michael C. Federico

This drama foretells the future of America by following the journey of a conservative father and his unconventional son. In the New Republic of Texas, Jacob McCormick is a rising politician. Meanwhile, his son Benji dreams of becoming a famous entertainer and finding his estranged mother. Once Jacob and Benji establish two highly contradictory public images, can they ever be family again?

Price: 

FREE

Contact: 

For more information, contact 214-768-ARTS.

THE REP: Assistance by Leslye Headland

When: 
Wednesday, April 24, 2013 - 8:00pm
Saturday, April 27, 2013 - 2:00pm
Saturday, April 27, 2013 - 8:00pm
Thursday, May 2, 2013 - 8:00pm
Sunday, May 5, 2013 - 2:00pm

Directed by Samantha Rios '13

A biting high-octane satire about our attraction to power and what we're willing to sacrifice to stay in its orbit. For these young assistants, life is an endless series of humiliations at the hands of their hellacious boss, a powerful uber-magnate. In rare moments of calm when the phone calls stop rollin’, Nick and Nora and their traumatized co-workers question whether all their work will lead to success — or just more work. A welcome follow-up by Leslye Headland to her brilliant play Bachelorette.

Price: 

$13 for adults, $10 for seniors, $7 for students, faculty & staff

Tickets

Contact: 

For more information call 214.768.ARTS.

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