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2016 - Performances

St. Joan of the Stockyards by Bertolt Brecht

Directed by Blake Hackler
February 24 – 28, 2016
Wed. – Sat.: 8 p.m.;
Sat. & Sun.: 2 p.m.
Greer Garson Theatre – Owen Arts Center
$13 for adults, $10 for seniors, $7 for students, faculty & staff
Theatre critic and legendary director Harold Clurman described Bertolt Brecht as "hot under the collar and cool in the head." In this extraordinary reworking of the martyrdom of Joan of Arc, the innocent heroine, here named Joan Dark, battles meatpacker Pierpont Mauler, who opines, "This arm-twisting is not all the fun I thought it would be." Upon its 1993 premiere at Yale Rep, The New York Times praised the play as "…a good workout for the senses and the soul" – of which Brecht, the self-described conservative anarchist, would have approved. For more information call 214.768.2787.

New Visions, New Voices

Produced by Gretchen Smith
March 29 – April 3, 2016
Wed. – Sat.: 8 p.m.;
Sat. & Sun.: 2 p.m.
Sun.: 7:30 p.m.
Greer Garson Theatre – Owen Arts Center
FREE
This spring playwriting festival, now in its 22nd season, presents one performance each of a variety of full-length plays written by graduating theatre students. For more information call 214.768.2787.

The Rep: Three Contemporary American Plays Performed in Rotating Repertory

Thursday, April 21 – Sunday, May 1, 2016
Wed. – Sat.: 8 p.m.;
Sat. & Sun.: 2 p.m.
Sun.: 7:30 p.m. (4/24 only)
Margo Jones Theatre – Owen Arts Center
$13 for adults, $10 for seniors, $7 for students, faculty & staff
The Division of Theatre presents three contemporary American plays in rotation over a two-week period. (Play titles and times will be announced later this year at calendar.meadows.smu.edu.) For more information call 214.768.2787.

2015 - Fall Performances

Macbeth by William Shakespeare

Directed by Michael Connolly
September 30 – October 4, 2015
Wed. – Sat.: 8 p.m.;
Sat. & Sun.: 2 p.m.
Bob Hope Theatre – Owen Arts Center
$13 for adults, $10 for seniors, $7 for students, faculty & staff
Considered one of Shakespeare's darkest and most powerful works, the play illustrates the damaging physical and psychological effects of political ambition on those who seek power for its own sake. Scholar and author Marjorie Garber argues that Shakespeare's work is so mutable that it always exists in the present. In fact, it's been called the Shakespearean tragedy that best explains the power of the AMC blockbuster Breaking Bad. "Something wicked this way comes." For more information call 214.768.2787.

Aunt Dan & Lemon by Wallace Shawn

Directed by Jim Crawford
October 21 – 25, 2015
Wed. – Sat.: 8 p.m.;
Sat. & Sun.: 2 p.m.
Margo Jones Theatre – Owen Arts Center
$13 for adults, $10 for seniors, $7 for students, faculty & staff
Of its debut, noted New York Times theatre critic Frank Rich wrote, "Simply put, this is a play about how literate, civilized societies can drift en masse into beastliness and commit the most obscene acts of history." Aunt Dan & Lemon is the darkest of dark comedies, targeting the all-too-easy coexistence of decency and depravity, as relevant now as when it first discomfited audiences 20 years ago. Celebrated as one of the great American plays of the late 20th century, it challenges its audiences to supply counterarguments to both the fascist assertions of Lemon, its elegant central character, and the persuasive wit and sophistication of her acerbic mentor, Aunt Dan. For more information call 214.768.2787.

A Flea in Her Ear by Georges Feydeau

Directed by Joel Ferrell
December 2 – 6, 2015
Wed. – Sat.: 8 p.m.;
Sat. & Sun.: 2 p.m.
Greer Garson Theatre – Owen Arts Center
$13 for adults, $10 for seniors, $7 for students, faculty & staff
The Belle Époque high jinks and hilarity of the Parisian demi-monde are the focus of what may well be the greatest farce ever written. This mad, whirlwind comedy has been popular with audiences since its premiere in 1907. Turn cartwheels to the box office! For more information call 214.768.2787.

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