SMU Division of Theatre presents The Rep: Three Contemporary American Plays Performed in Rotation
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SMU's Division of Theatre presents The Rep, featuring three contemporary American plays in rotation over a two-week period.
Schedule of performances:
- Bethany by Laura Marks - At the height of the foreclosure crisis, single mother Crystal loses more than her house. She struggles to stay positive, though, with plenty of help from a roommate with conspiracy theories, a motivational speaker with a secret and her colleagues at the local Saturn dealership. But optimism is no match for a bad economy, and before long Crystal’s desperate quest to regain what she’s lost turns into the fight of her life. This darkly comic thriller explores just how far we’ll go to get back what’s ours. (Thursday, April 26 at 8 pm; Sunday, April 29 at 2 and 7:30 pm; Friday, May 4 at 8 pm)
- Stupid F**king Bird by Aaron Posner - An aspiring young director rampages against the art created by his mother’s generation. A nubile young actress wrestles with an aging Hollywood star for the affections of a renowned novelist. And everyone discovers just how disappointing love, art and growing up can be. In this irreverent, contemporary and very funny remix of Chekhov’s The Seagull, Aaron Posner stages a timeless battle between young and old, past and present, and the search for the true meaning of it all. (Friday, April 27 at 8 pm; Wednesday, May 2 at 8 pm; Saturday, May 5 at 2 and 8 pm)
- Eurydice by Sarah Ruhl - In Eurydice, playwright Sarah Ruhl reimagines the classic myth of Orpheus through the eyes of its heroine. Dying too young on her wedding day, Eurydice must journey to the underworld, where she reunites with her father and struggles to remember her lost love. Ruhl has won the MacArthur “Genius” Award and is a Tony Award nominee and two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist. (Saturday, April 28 at 2 and 8 pm; Thursday, May 3 at 8 pm; Sunday, May 6 at 2 pm)