Our Season

Theatre: A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare

September 22-26, 2021

8 p.m. Wed.-Sat.; 2 p.m. Sat. & Sun.

Margo Jones Theatre – Owen Arts Center, 6101 Bishop Blvd. on the SMU campus, Dallas (75205)

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

The Meadows Division of Theatre presents a gender-bending, athletic take on Shakespeare’s quintessential comedy about love and magic in the woods. Directed by Assistant Professor Kara-Lynn Vaeni. For more information, call 214.768.2787.

Theatre: Hurt Village by Katori Hall

October 20-24, 2021

8 p.m. Wed.-Sat.; 2 p.m. Sat. & Sun.

Margo Jones Theatre – Owen Arts Center, 6101 Bishop Blvd. on the SMU campus, Dallas (75205)

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

Residents of Hurt Village, a housing project in Memphis, Tennessee, are facing relocation, including the family of 13-year-old Cookie. As they prepare to move, Cookie’s long-absent father, Buggy, unexpectedly returns from a tour of duty in Iraq. Ravaged by the war, Buggy struggles to find a position in his disintegrating community, along with a place in his daughter’s wounded heart. Premiered in New York in 2012, Hurt Village earned Katori Hall the prestigious Susan Smith Blackburn Prize, given annually to an outstanding female playwright. Time Out NY wrote, “This is theater that throbs with life, and quickens the pulse and mind.” The play is directed by alumna Tiana Kaye Blair (M.F.A. ’16), a member of Dallas Theater Center’s Diane and Hal Brierley Resident Acting Company. For more information, call 214.768.2787.

Theatre: Lysistrata by Aristophanes

Translated by Sarah Ruden

December 1-5, 2021

8 p.m. Wed.-Sat.; 2 p.m. Sat. & Sun.

Margo Jones Theatre – Owen Arts Center, 6101 Bishop Blvd. on the SMU campus, Dallas (75205)

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

An enduring favorite for 2500 years, this classic play is the comic account of one woman’s extraordinary mission to end the Peloponnesian War, as Lysistrata convinces the women of Greece to withhold sexual privileges from their husbands as a means of forcing the men to negotiate a peace. Directed by Associate Professor Sara Romersberger. To buy tickets, visit https://bit.ly/MeadowsTix. For more information, call 214.768.2787.

Theatre: The Yaelmihkeinsploke by Dylan Guerra

February 23-27, 2022

8 p.m. Wed.-Sat.; 2 p.m. Sat. & Sun.

Margo Jones Theatre – Owen Arts Center, 6101 Bishop Blvd. on the SMU campus, Dallas (75205)

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

This comic mystery thriller by Meadows alumnus and New York-based playwright Dylan Guerra (B.F.A. ’16) recounts the story of Liz, who is being hunted by a demon that eats her through her past lives: an actress in 1850, a German water dancer, a young closeted Colombian boy, a dog and a NASA representative. Directed by Distinguished Professor of Theatre Stan Wojewodski, Jr. To buy tickets, visit https://bit.ly/MeadowsTix. For more information, call 214.768.2787.

The Rep: Two Contemporary American Plays Performed in Rotation

April 20-24, 2022

8 p.m. Wed.-Sat.; 2 p.m. Sat. & Sun.

Margo Jones Theatre – Owen Arts Center, 6101 Bishop Blvd. on the SMU campus, Dallas (75205)

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

The Rep features two plays presented in rotating performance over a five-day period. To buy tickets, visit https://bit.ly/MeadowsTix. For more information, call 214.768.2787. The plays are as follows: 

The Moors by Jen Silverman

Directed by Crislyn Fayson 

Wednesday, April 20 at 8 p.m.; Friday, April 22 at 8 p.m.; and Saturday, April 23 at 2 p.m.

Two sisters and a dog live out their lives on the bleak English moors, dreaming of love and power. The arrival of a hapless governess and a moorhen set all three on a strange and dangerous path. The Moors is a dark comedy about love, desperation and visibility.

Sender by Ike Holter

Directed by Tyne Dickson

Thursday, April 21 at 8 p.m.; Saturday, April 23 at 8 p.m.; and Sunday, April 24 at 2 p.m.

This whip-smart comedy-drama explores hipster culture, chasing down the truth and asking the question of what it means to be an adult in a world that refuses to grow up.

Musical Theater Showcase

April 30 & May 1, 2022

8 p.m. Sat. & Sun.

Caruth Auditorium – Owen Arts Center, 6101 Bishop Blvd. on the SMU campus, Dallas (75205)

FREE

Students in the Musical Theater Workshop class present songs and ensembles from favorite musicals. For more information, call 214.768.2787.

Virtual Theatre Event: New Visions, New Voices

May 2-3, 2022

7 p.m.

Both performances will be livestreamed only; to register to watch online, visit https://bit.ly/SMUMeadowsLive.

FREE

New Visions, New Voices features the original work of student playwrights in full-length plays presented as staged readings. With directors from the Dallas theatre scene and student actors, these plays showcase the voices, conflicts and concerns of millennial playwrights. For more information call 214.768.2787.