Thursday, August 9, 2012

Mary Moody Northen Theatre Season 2012-2013, St. Edward's University

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2012-2013 Theatre Season
Mary Moody Northen Theatre
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Mary Moody Northen Theatre announces our 40th anniversary season!

That's right: we're celebrating 40 years of top-quality productions blending the talents of St. Edward's University theatre students with professional actors, director and designers from near and far. American realism? Got it. Shakespeare? You bet! A fabulous musical? Well of course! And more! Season tickets go on sale August 24. Come join in the fun at the theatre on the hill.
All performances are Thursday – Saturday evenings at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m.

Under Construction
by Charles L. Mee
September 27 — October 7, 2012
Directed by David M. Long

Mee’s postmodern comedy explores the impossibly broad, messy, changeable and non-linear nature of life in these United States. Inspired by the art of Norman Rockwell and Jason Rhoads, this theatrical collage juxtaposes 1950s Thanksgiving dinner with the contemporary blogosphere, explores feminism, dancing and the barbershop quartet, and, ultimately, shines a light on our struggle to define the American experience. Originally produced by the SITI Company at the 2009 Humana Festival of New American Plays, MMNT's production features the talents of guest artists Amy Downing and Greg Holt.

A magical mystery tour of American hipster culture from the 1950s to the present. – Theatre Louisville

Under Construction contains strong adult content and language.

Bus Stop

by William Inge
November 8 — 18, 2012
Directed by Christina J. Moore

In this 1955 romantic comedy, a late-season blizzard forces a highway shutdown and detains five weary travelers overnight at a small Midwestern diner. Stranded together, this motley crew - an aging professor with a predilection for younger women, a rodeo star bent on marrying a woman who doesn’t love him, a struggling young nightclub singer - explores individual hopes and dreams over coffee, donuts and country music. A big-hearted celebration of love and transformation, Inge's delightful play harkens to an earlier era. Featuring guest artists Sarah Gay, David Jones and David Stahl.

A feel good slice of 1950s Americana. – What's On Stage

Measure for Measure

by William Shakespeare
February 14 — 24, 2013
Directed by Michelle S. Polgar

What do you get when you combine an enigmatic and absentee ruler, a zealot surrogate, lustful youth, a pious nun, a dash of hypocrisy and personal desires at odds with the law? Shakespeare’s last comedy tackles these questions, deftly examining who sins most in a congregation of murderers, pimps, politicians, whores and clergy. Add to the moral tale a complement of bawds, a touch of disguise, and some adroit plot management and the result is a marvelous, thought-provoking evening of theatre.

Richly rewarding…an exuberant and memorable evening. - The Daily Mail

The Importance of Being Earnest

by Oscar Wilde
April 11 — 21, 2013
Directed by Richard Robichaux

Join young suitors Algernon, Jack, Cecily and Gwendolyn as they negotiate mislaid babies, mistaken identities, secret engagements, baffled suitors, one overbearing mother and some of the wittiest wordplay ever volleyed over cucumber sandwiches. Its 1895 premiere in London offered a stinging critique of love, sex, and hypocrisy. This glorious comedy of manners features the talents of guest artists Barbara Chisholm, Robert Faires and Irene White.

The Importance of Being Earnest is the rare work of art that achieves perfection on its own terms. – The New York Times

The Secret Garden

Music by Lucy Simon, Lyrics and Book by Marsha Norman
Based on the novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett
June 13 — 30, 2013
Directed by Robert Westenberg

This coming of age story based on the classic children’s novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett is filled with suspense, magic and wonder. 11-year-old Mary, orphaned by a cholera outbreak, is sent from India to Scotland to live with her reclusive widower uncle. Lost in their grief and surrounded by visions and voices from the past, Mary and the rest of the family struggle to regain their footing. The young girl’s discovery of a secret garden, coupled with her dedication to revive the magical space, leads to rebirth and renewal for all. This Tony-award winning musical will set your heartstrings aflutter.

A must-see for any of us that have retained the sense of magic and wonder from childhood. - TalkingBroadway

Tickets Season passes go on sale August 27 through the MMNT box office at (512) 448-8484 and online at Single tickets for each production go on sale three weeks prior to opening and may be purchased through the MMNT box office or the website. Box Office hours are 1 – 5 PM Monday – Friday when classes are in session and one hour prior to curtain. All seats are reserved.

Our 40th Anniversary Join us for special events throughout the season as we celebrate 40 years of performances at the Mary Moody Northen Theatre. Events will include special alumni and subscriber gatherings, archival exhibitions and a year-end celebration with our distinguished guest, Robert Westenberg. Mr Westenberg is a Tony-nominated actor and winner of the Drama Desk Award for his performance as Cinderella’s Prince in the Broadway production of Into The Woods. He appeared with Mandy Patinkin in the original production of The Secret Garden on Broadway. Mr. Westenberg makes his MMNT directing debut with The Secret Garden.

About Mary Moody Northen Theatre Through the Mary Moody Northen Theatre, students work alongside professional actors, directors and designers to explore all facets of theatrical production, create dynamic artistic work and earn points towards membership in Actor’s Equity Association, the union of professional actors and stage managers in the United States. Our program is the only undergraduate-only program in the region producing a full regular season under an Equity agreement. MMNT is a member of Theatre Communications Group. For more information, contact the theatre program at 512-448-8487 or visit us online at

About St. Edward's University  St. Edward’s is a private, liberal arts Catholic university in the Holy Cross Tradition with more than 5,400 students. Located in Austin, Texas, with a network of partner universities around the world, St. Edward’s is a diverse community that offers undergraduate and graduate programs designed to inspire students with a global perspective. St. Edward's University has been recognized for nine consecutive years as one of "America's Best Colleges" by U.S. News & World Report, and has also been recognized by Forbes and the Center for College Affordability and Productivity.

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