Oct 2 – 13, 2019
Shakespeare's Ophelia rises up out of the water, dreaming of Pop-Tarts and other sweet things. She finds herself in a neo-Elizabethan Appalachian setting where Gertrude runs a brothel, Hamlet is called a Rude Boy and nothing is what it seems. In this mirrored world of word-scraps and cold sex, Ophelia cuts a new path for herself.
Oct 4 – 5, 2019
Returning to the Texas Theatre and Dance stage, The Method Gun explores the life and techniques of Stella Burden, actor-training guru of the 1960s and 70s, whose sudden emigration to South America still haunts her most fervent followers. Burden's training technique, The Approach (often referred to as "the most dangerous acting technique in the world"), fused Western acting methods with risk-based rituals in order to infuse even the smallest role with sex, death and violence.
Nov 6 – 24, 2019
Winner of eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Spring Awakening explores the journey from adolescence to adulthood as a group of young people struggle with questions of morality, sexuality and self-identity. Set to a punk rock score, this groundbreaking musical personifies the struggles of growing up and finding your own unique voice.
Feb 26 – Mar 8, 2020
Marcus is sixteen and "sweet." Days before Hurricane Katrina strikes the housing projects of Louisiana, the currents of his life converge, overflowing into his close-knit community and launching the search for his sexual and personal identity on a cultural landscape infused with mysterious family creeds. The provocative, poignant and fiercely humorous coming-of-age story of a young gay man in the South, Marcus; or the Secret of Sweet is the stirring conclusion of The Brother/Sister Plays by Academy Award-winning playwright and screenwriter, Tarell Alvin McCraney (Moonlight).
Apr 8 – 19, 2020
When their father suddenly passes away leaving his estate to his son, sisters Elinor and Marianne Dashwood find themselves financially destitute and their reputations tarnished. The personifications of good sense and emotional sensibility, the Dashwood sisters must now navigate their new lives and romantic entanglements under the judgmental eyes of 19th-century English society in order to regain their social standing and find true love.
Apr 15 – 26, 2020
Award-winning dance company, Dance Repertory Theatre, returns to the stage in (R)evolution. An exploration of transition and transformation through contemporary dance, (R)evolution features powerful choreography from internationally-renowned guest and faculty choreographers and students of the M.F.A. in Dance program, as well as the annual Haruka Weiser Memorial Commission.