On Stage: Mainstage Productions

2017–2018 Season

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Tartuffe


Molière created literature’s most memorable con artist--and one of the funniest plays ever written--more than 350 years ago. Tartuffe boasts lavishly of his religious piety and moral purity, but everyone can see that his behavior is absurdly hypocritical. Everyone, that is, except Orgon, the all-powerful father of the house where Tartuffe has taken up residence as a smarmy parasite. Orgon becomes ever more willfully receptive to Tartuffe’s scam in spite of his family’s arguments, so they lay a trap for the imposter—but will they catch the baroque sleazeball before he swindles them out of everything they’ve got? Tickets: $15 adults, $10 seniors and $7.50 students/youth.
Recommended for mature audiences.

Single tickets: $15 for adult, $10 for senior, $7.50 for student. Purchase tickets online or by phone: 888.240.ARTS (936.468.6407).
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Mr. Burns

In the wake of an electric grid disaster eight strangers struggle for survival in an America without power. Anne Washburn’s Mr. Burns combines nuclear catastrophe, The Simpsons, and the myth making impulse to reinvent contemporary theatre. The play travels more than 80 years into the future as characters journey from entertaining themselves around a fire recounting a half remembered episode of The Simpsons to by the final act performing a post electric musical. The show questions what it means to be human, how we survive tragedy, and why we make art. Tickets: $15 adults, $10 seniors and $7.50 students/youth.

Single tickets: $15 for adult, $10 for senior, $7.50 for student. Purchase tickets online or by phone: 888.240.ARTS (936.468.6407).
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Biedermann and the Firebugs

The play opens with Gottlieb Biedermann, a successful businessman and pillar of his community, muttering about the stupidity of his fellow townspeople, who have allowed strangers to move into their attics and then to set fire to their houses. Enter Sepp Schmitz, an out-of-work professional wrestler who needs a place to spend the night. Before long, Schmitz and his friend Eisenring have moved in, and they seem to be stocking up on sawdust and barrels of gasoline. There’s a little satire mixed into this blend of epic theatre and absurdist comedy. Tickets: $15 adults, $10 seniors and $7.50 students/youth.

Single tickets: $15 for adult, $10 for senior, $7.50 for student. Purchase tickets online or by phone: 888.240.ARTS (936.468.6407).
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A Festival of New American Plays

The Festival of New American Plays is directed every other year by Jack Heifner, SFA’s playwright-in-residence. This biennial play-reading event showcases the work of some of the best playwrights in the nation in a five-day festival during which each selected play is presented twice in staged readings by SFA theatre students. From 1998 until now, we have brought playwrights to our campus to see their new works. It’s a wonderful opportunity for our audiences to view ‘theatre in the making’ and for students to work with professional playwrights. Tickets: $15 adults, $10 seniors and $7.50 students/youth.
Recommended for mature audiences.

Single tickets: $15 for adult, $10 for senior, $7.50 for student. Purchase tickets online or by phone: 888.240.ARTS (936.468.6407).
Accredited by NAST: National Association of Schools of Theatre