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2016 - Performances

Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare

Directed by Jack Greenman
September 28 – October 2, 2016
Wed. – Sat.: 8 p.m.;
Sat. & Sun.: 2 p.m.
Greer Garson Theatre – Owen Arts Center
$14 for adults, $11 for seniors, $8 for students, faculty & staff
One of Shakespeare’s most beloved comedies, the play is a whirligig of disguise, mistaken identity, posing, posturing, cunning, confusion, music, madness, mayhem, sensuality, swordplay, revelry and romance. For more information call 214.768.2787.

Light Shining in Buckinghamshire by Caryl Churchill

Directed by Rhonda Blair
October 19 – 23, 2016
Wed. – Sat.: 8 p.m.;
Sat. & Sun.: 2 p.m.
Margo Jones Theatre – Owen Arts Center
$14 for adults, $11 for seniors, $8 for students, faculty & staff
Arguably the most brilliant playwright writing in English, with every play Caryl Churchill invents a new and dazzling form for a new and compelling question. The play centers on the political upheaval of England’s Civil War and its effect on ordinary citizens, dramatizing the conflicts of a time when hierarchies and conventions had been shaken and the revolutionary belief in the second coming of Christ reached a pitch. Written in 1976, set in 1646, the play is a stunning illumination of world conditions in 2016. For more information call 214.768.2787.

Hot L Baltimore by Lanford Wilson

Directed by Benard Cummings
November 30 – December 4, 2016
Wed. – Sat.: 8 p.m.;
Sat. & Sun.: 2 p.m.
Greer Garson Theatre – Owen Arts Center
$14 for adults, $11 for seniors, $8 for students, faculty & staff
Hot L Baltimore focuses on a day in the life of residents of a once-swanky, now seedy hotel destined for demolition, who have all received eviction notices and face uncertain futures. This award-winning play by Pulitzer Prize winner Lanford Wilson gets its title from the condemned property’s neon marquee with a burned-out letter “e” that was never replaced. Wilson is considered one of the most distinguished playwrights of the late 20th century; The New York Times called his body of work “earthy, realist, greatly admired, widely performed.” For more information call 214.768.2787.

2017 - Performances

Mary Stuart by Friedrich Schiller

Director to be announced
March 1 – 5, 2017
Wed. – Sat.: 8 p.m.;
Sat. & Sun.: 2 p.m.
Greer Garson Theatre – Owen Arts Center
$14 for adults, $11 for seniors, $8 for students, faculty & staff
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.” For more information call 214.768.2787.

New Visions, New Voices

Produced by Gretchen Smith
March 29 – April 2, 2017
Wed. – Sat.: 8 p.m.;
Sat. & Sun.: 2 p.m.
Greer Garson Theatre – Owen Arts Center
FREE
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. For more information call 214.768.2787.

The Rep: Three Contemporary American Plays Performed in Rotation

April 27 – May 7, 2017
Wed. – Sat.: 8 p.m.;
Sat. & Sun.: 2 p.m.
Sun.: 7:30 p.m.(4/30 only)
Margo Jones Theatre – Owen Arts Center
$14 for adults, $11 for seniors, $8 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 mcs.smu.edu/calendar. For more information call 214.768.2787.

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