Mary Moody Northen Theatre, the award-winning producing arm of the St. Edward's University professional theatre training program, kicks off its 40th anniversary season with Under Construction by Charles L. Mee, directed by David M. Long, running September 27 – October 7, 2012.
Mee's breakneck postmodern comedy explores the impossibly broad, messy, changeable and non-linear nature of life in these United States. Inspired by the art of Norman Rockwell and Jason Rhoads, this theatrical collage juxtaposes 1950s Thanksgiving dinner with the contemporary blogosphere, explores feminism, dancing and the barbershop quartet, and, ultimately, shines a light on our struggle to define the American experience. Originally produced by the Siti Company at the 2009 Humana Festival of New American Plays, MMNT's production features the talents of guest artists Amy Downing and Greg Holt.
A magical mystery tour of American hipster culture from the 1950s to the present. – Theatre Louisville
Under Construction is recommended for mature audiences.
"We are in the constant process of construction, making and remaking from where we are and what we have. This is what human beings do. This is the human project as long as we are alive." – Charles L. Mee, Under Construction, quoting John Cage.
What: Under Construction
By Charles L. Mee
Directed by David M. Long
When: September 27 – October 7, 2012
Thursday – Saturday evenings at 7:30 p.m., Sundays at 2 p.m.
Where: Mary Moody Northen Theatre
St Edward's University
3001 South Congress Avenue
Austin, TX 78704
Tickets: $20 Adults Advance ($15 Students, Seniors, SEU Community)
Available through the MMNT Box Office, 512.448.8484
Available online at http://www.stedwards.edu/theatre
SEASON TICKETS ON SALE NOW
Single tickets on sale September 6 at 1:00 PM
Box Office Hours are M-F 1-5 p.m.
STUDENT DISCOUNT NIGHT: Thursday, October 4, 2012: Student tickets $8 with ID.