On Stage: Mainstage Productions

2013–2014 Season

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Dead Man’s Cell Phone

Sarah Ruhl

Tue., Oct. 8–Sat., Oct. 12, 7:30 p.m.
Sat., Oct. 12, 2 p.m.
W.M. Turner Auditorium

A quiet cafe. A phone ringing incessantly. A stranger that’s had enough. A dead man with a lot of loose ends. So begins this wildly imaginative comedy about a woman confronting her assumptions about morality, redemption and the need to connect in a technologically obsessed world. Recommended for mature audiences.

Press release: September 18, 2013
Press release: September 26, 2013

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Produced by the SFA School of Theatre

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Romeo and Juliet

William Shakespeare

Tue., Nov. 19–Sat., Nov. 23, 7:30 p.m.
Thu., Nov. 21, 10 a.m.
Sat., Nov. 23, 2 p.m.
W.M. Turner Auditorium

The greatest love story of all time is packed with action and humor, as swashbuckling swordfights and zany sidekicks propel the story of this famously star-crossed romance. This fast, fiery production is as fresh as young love itself, perfect for Shakespearean newcomers and connoisseurs alike.

Press release: November 1, 2013
Press release: November 7, 2013

Production Focus: classroom activities and materials

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Blood Wedding

Federico Garcia Lorca

Tue., Feb. 25–Sat., Mar. 1, 7:30 p.m.
W.M. Turner Auditorium

Lorca’s classic tale of passion, conflicting loyalties and vengeance plays out to an inevitably tragic conclusion. Beautiful poetry illuminates the convergence of love, lust and violence as the scene shifts from daylight to moonlit night in rural Spain. Recommended for mature audiences.

Press release: February 10, 2014
Press release: February 21, 2014

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Produced by the SFA School of Theatre.

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A Festival of New American Plays

Tue., Apr. 8–Sat., Apr. 12, 7:30 p.m.
Sat., Apr. 12, 2 p.m.
Downstage Theatre

This biennial festival brings world-famous playwrights and their newest works to the SFA campus for two staged readings of each play. Be a part of the excitement as you and the writers together watch these innovative presentations of what could become America’s newest award-winning dramas. Recommended for mature audiences.

Events Schedule:

April 8:

  • 7:30 p.m.—Entropy by Jack Heifner

April 9:

  • 2 p.m.—Q&A “Working in the Theatre” (free)
  • 7:30 p.m.—A Southern Belle Primer (Or Why Princess Margaret Could Never Be a Kappa Kappa Gamma) by Ted Swindley; adapted from The Book by Maryln Schwartz

April 10:

  • 1 p.m.—Q&A “Playwriting” (free)
  • 7:30 p.m.—Full Buck Moon by Staci Swedeen

April 11:

  • 7:30 p.m.—Entropy by Jack Heifner

April 12:

  • 2 p.m.—A Southern Belle Primer by Ted Swindley
  • 7:30 p.m.—Full Buck Moon by Staci Swedeen

Entropy and Full Moon Buck are recommended for mature audiences.

Southern Belle Primer by Ted Swindley
Based on the book by Maryln Schwartz

Being a belle is not a part time job... it is a cradle-to-grave commitment! “A Southern Belle Primer (Or Why Princess Margaret Could Never Be a Kappa Kappa Gamma)” is the hilarious new play that tells all. If you loved “Steel Magnolias,” you will just adore this little play, y’all! 

Full Buck Moon by Staci Swedeen

When Jill hits a deer on her honeymoon, her nightmare begins—especially when the deer turns into a buck impaled on her windshield. Jill and Richard must deal with the funny, frightening consequences, and in the process explore the question: Is there anything scarier than getting married?

Entropy by Jack Heifner

He’s a nerd. She’s a would-be artist. Having a child changes everything about their relationship. This funny and touching romance explores how you continue loving someone when your lives can never be the same.

Press release: March 27, 2014

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