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

Join us for the regional premiere of Caryl Churchill’s theatrically inventive, smart and thought-provoking new work. Over 50 interchangeable scenes, 14 actors portray more than 100 characters desperate to negotiate a world obsessed with a ‘need to know’ and unlimited access to information. What really matters; 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

Read the Austin360 review HERE.

HAMLET

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

After losing his father and witnessing his mother's swift re-marriage to his uncle, Prince Hamlet must find his place amidst a swirling storm of his own grief and impending war. But are things really as they seem? A tortured ghost walks the night, looking to reveal its terrible secret. Spies are everywhere. Time is running out, and Hamlet must act decisively to find the truth. His sanity, his kingdom and his very life depend on it. Shakespeare's most popular play, filled with poetry and intrigue.

“The greatest of poetic tragedies.” — The Guardian

MISALLIANCE

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

Heiress to her father's underwear fortune, Hypatia is engaged to the perfectly acceptable but 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 a plane crash, eight proposals, 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
Directed by Danny Herman
 

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.