Welcome to the Mary Moody Northen Theatre at St. Edward's University

Mary Moody Northen Theatre operates on a professional model and stands at the center of the St. Edward's University professional theater training program under the School of Humanities. MMNT is a member of Theatre Communications Group and is affiliated with Actors' Equity Association, the union of professional actors and stage managers in the United States. Our 2014-2015 season begins September 25. SEASON PASSES and FLEX PASSES are available now for online purchase. Come share in the fun and excitement of the theatre on the hill!

LOVE AND INFORMATION

By Caryl Churchill
September 25 - October 5, 2014

Directed by David Long

REGIONAL PREMIERE!

From veteran playwright Caryl Churchill comes a theatrically inventive, smart  and thought-provoking new play. Through over 50 interchangable scenes, 14 actors portray more than 100 characters exploring the challenge to connect in a fast-paced world obsessed with a ‘need to know’ and unlimited access to information. What is important; where are the silences; how do we sort reality from the manufactured noise? Funny and poignant, Love and Information examines our technology-driven culture, celebrates our spirit and offers an ode to love in a disconnected world. Featuring Equity guests Janelle Buchannan and Rick Roemer.

“Extraordinary. The play everyone should see.“  - The Guardian

HAMLET

By William Shakespeare
November 13 - 23, 2014
Directed by Michelle Polgar
 

A young prince returns home from university to mourn his father's untimely passing. War threatens the kingdom. A ghostly visitation disturbs the night watchmen, who fearfully call out to sounds in the darkness. Is the apparition a symbol of disease in the land, does it portend military disaster, or does it carry another purpose altogether? Only our prince can unlock the mystery, and the pursuit thereof will rock his world to its very core. One of the finest plays ever written. Featuring guest artists Meredith McCall and David Stahl.

“[T]he greatest of poetic tragedies.” – The Guardian


MISALLIANCE

By George Bernard Shaw
February 12 - 22, 2015
Directed by Robert Tolaro
 

Heiress to her father's underware fortune, Hypatia is engaged to the perfectly acceptable by astoundingly dull Bently Summerhays. Bored beyond measure, she longs for adventure to fall out of the sky.  What are the odds on a lazy Sunday afternoon in Surrey in 1909? Lucky Hypatia has Shaw on her side, so things are looking up indeed. Peppered with eight proposals, a plane crash, a lone gunman, a Polish woman gymnast and a sound Shavian skewering of love and marriage, this breezy and spirited comedy will leave you laughing, appreciating your intellect and perhaps longing for a lemonade on the veranda.

“Delightful.”  - The New York Times

THE ROBBER BRIDEGROOM

Book and Lyrics by Alfred Uhry
Music by Robert Waldman
Based on the novella by Eudora Welty
April 16 - 26, 2015
 

In this super silly musical fairy tale, rascally robber Jamie Lockhart courts Rosamund, the only daughter of the richest planter in the country. The proceedings go awry thanks to a case of double-mistaken identity. Add an evil stepmother intent on Rosamund's demise, a pea-brained henchman and a hostile talking head-in-a-trunk (really!), and you have quite an adventure on your hands. Filled with bluegrass and thigh-slapping fun!

“Southern-fried whimsy.’ - The Los Angeles Times

 

PERFORMANCE DATES/TIMES

All plays run Thursday - Saturday evenings at 7:30 PM and Sundays at 2 PM. The MMNT box office opens one hour prior to curtain and the auditorium opens for seating 30 minutes before the designated start time. All seats are reserved. Concessions are available in the lobby prior to the performance and during intermission. All performances take place at the Mary Moody Northen Theatre on the St. Edward's University main campus. For a campus map, please click here.

For more information, or to be added to the MMNT mailing list, please contact Mary Moody Northen Theatre, or call the MMNT box office at 512-448-8484.