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SMU Student Theatre on Display With Five Productions Running Dec. 1-4

Works range from science fiction to cultural commentary and participatory technology

With the close of the fall semester just around the corner, Meadows students are debuting several theatre works on campus directed, produced and acted in by the students themselves. From science fiction to family drama to participatory technology and more, there’s no shortage of talent on display this weekend. (Note: All of the shows listed below are free admission.)

Babela Rasa – Margo Jones Theatre
Meadows students Alia Tavakolian and Piper Werle received two Meadows Exploration Awards to create and present this play, which explores sensitive and complex international relations through the lens of science fiction. Read more | Event info
Thursday, December 1: 7:30 p.m.
Friday, December 2: 9:30 p.m.
Saturday, December 3: 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, December 4: 7:30 p.m.

The Colored Museum – Kathy Bates Studio B349
Written by George C. Wolfe , The Colored Museum is a series of 11 short scenes celebrating the cultural contradictions and stereotypes that exist around African American culture in the United States. More information
Thursday, December 1: 10:00 p.m.
Friday, December 2: 10:00 p.m.
Saturday, December 3: 10:00 p.m.

.play (An Inter-Technologic Performance) – Bob Hope Theatre
.play uses exciting new technology such as Microsoft Kinect, Facebook Graph API, and Apple AirPlay to create stories right in front of your eyes (maybe even using words you've already written). A team of Meadows students comprised of computer engineers, actors, and dancers has crafted a performance that introduces a new level of interactivity and blurs the line between consumer and creator. More information
Friday, December 2: 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, December 3: 2:00 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.
Sunday, December 4: 2:00 p.m.

God of Carnage – Kathy Bates Studio B349
Written by Yasmina Reza and translated by Christopher Hampton, this graduate student production of God of Carnage revolves around the conflict between two married couples in New York. The play explores the themes of parenting and marital relationships, bringing to light the child in all of us. More information
Friday, December 2: 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, December 3: 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, December 4: 7:30 p.m.

Stand-Up Tragedy – Choral Hall of the Owen Arts Center
Set in an all-boys Catholic school on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, Stand-Up Tragedy is a play that tells the story of a group of young students and the teachers whose job it is to help them graduate. Told with a cast of seven guys, no scenery, and next-to-no props, this is a theatrical experience not to be missed. More information
Saturday, December 3: 1:00 p.m.
Sunday, December 4: 2:00 and 8:00 p.m.

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