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All St. Mary’s productions are conducted under the auspices of our theater company, StMU Theatre. It serves the campus community and beyond with stage performances throughout the academic year.

Stage productions by St. Mary’s students go way back in our history, at least to 1895, as documented in our archives, including old Rattler newspapers, performances by groups called The Mission Players, The Cameo Players, The St. Mary’s Theatre Guild, St. Mary’s Drama Club and The Shoestring Players.

All students, regardless of major, are permitted to audition to participate in StMU Theatre, on stage as actors or behind the scenes as part of our technical crew, costume designers and more.

Upcoming Productions

FALL 2018

The Birthday Party by Harold Pinter
Directed by George Kendall, Visiting Instructor of Drama and English
Production Design by Dion Denevan
Costume Design & Supervision by Kathrine Johnson

Running dates: Thursday-Saturday, Nov. 1-3 at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, Nov. 4 at 2:30 p.m.; Thursday-Saturday, Nov. 8-10 at 7:30 p.m.
Location: Guadalupe Chapel

Harold Pinter (1930-2008), a Nobel Prize for Literature winner, is considered one of the most influential playwrights of the 20th and 21st centuries. This play is an example of Pinter’s “comedy of menace” in which every day. Simple activities hold hidden danger. In 1958 he wrote, “There are no hard distinctions between what is real and what is unreal, nor between what is true and what is false. A thing is not necessarily either true or false; it can be both true and false.”

Produced with special permission from Samuel French, Inc.

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Spring 2019

The Triangle Factory Fire Project by Christopher Piehler in collaboration with Scott Alan Evans
Directed by Bernadette Hamilton-Brady
Production Design by Dion Denevan
Costume Design & Supervision by Kathrine Johnson

Running Dates: March 1-3, 5-8, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. except Sunday matinee at 2:30 p.m.
Location: Guadalupe Chapel

Audition Information: Audition Dates: November 13-14, 3-5 p.m.; Location: Treadaway Hall, Room 381
Cast Total: Ensemble 9-20 men and women (flexible)

The Story: Sunday, March 25, 1911. 4:45 p.m. In the Triangle Waste Factory off downtown Manhattan’s Washington Square- where 500 immigrant workers from Poland, Russia and Italy toil fourteen- hour days making lady’s dresses- a cigarette is tossed into a bin of fabric craps. Despite desperate efforts, flames swept through the eighth, ninth, and tenth floors. Panic-stricken workers run in all directions. In the space if twenty-eight minutes, the fire is under control, but 146 people, mainly young immigrant girls, have died. THE TRIANGLE FACTOEY FIRE PROJECT uses eyewitness accounts, court transcripts and other archival material to create a dramatic moment0by-moment account of this historic fire and the social upheaval that followed. THE TRIANGLE FACTORY FIRE PROJECT paints a heartbreakingly clear picture of a disastrous day in American history and explores the human toll such a tragedy takes on us all.

Produced with special permission from Dramatists Play Service.

Recent Past Performance(s)

Little Women – Spring 2018

A Gown for His Mistress – Fall 2017

Six Characters in Search of An Author – Spring 2017

Our Lady of the Tortilla – Fall 2016

Godspell – Spring 2016
My Name is Rachel Corrie – Fall 2015

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