Southwest Baptist University Department of Theatre has released is schedule for the 2019-20 theatre season. 

The season features a combination of shows for a range of audiences:

  • “Steel Magnolias,” by Robert Harling, will be presented at 7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, Sept. 26-28, and directed by SBU alumnae Melissa Harlow ’08, co-founder of Stomping Ground Theatre Co., New York City. This beloved dramatic comedy centers on the life-long relationships that sustain a close-knit group of women in a small, Southern town. 
  • “Tartuffe,” by Molière and translated by Richard Wilbur, will be presented at 7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, Nov. 7-9 and Nov. 14-16, and directed by Bethany Wood, assistant professor of theater at SBU. Molière’s17th century comedy satirizes false piety in the character Tartuffe.
  • “Overture the Musical,” by Krista Eyler and Barbara Nichols, will make its regional premier at 7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, March 5-7, and is directed by Jonathan Wehmeyer. This musical tells the story of the Kansas City Philharmonic in its turbulent 1953 season.  
  • A Devised Performance by SBU Students, will be presented at 7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, April 23-25.Devised theater is the practice of collaboratively creating an original performance piece. Actors, designers, musicians and writers work together in this process to create a unique experience. SBU students perform new and relevant work devised specifically for SBU theatre.

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