Missions and Goals

  • TheatreThe successful student will be a theatre generalist with basic knowledge, practical skills, and problem-solving ability in all areas of theatre art. This student will embrace a liberal arts approach to theatre training, even within the B.F.A. degree. At some time during the course of their education at McMurry, the successful student will participate in every aspect of play production, in addition to the required course work.
  • The student who excels will be prepared for a professional career in theatre, having had the experience of practical application of theory and analysis to design and performance technique. As a result of classroom instruction in history and theory and the department’s production-oriented program, the successful student will engage in a wide range of opportunities to learn experientially and will have built a resume/portfolio in preparation for post-graduate endeavors.
  • The successful student will participate in the presentation of live theatrical performances for the entertainment and cultural enrichment of the McMurry community and the general public.
  • Through hands-on directing, designing and performing, the successful student will use the theatrical arts as a tool for representing humankind’s search for meaning in life.


2019-20 Theatre Season

Fall 2019

I Ought to be in Pictures

By Neil Simon

June 13 -15 and 20 - 22


"I Do! I Do"

By Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt

August 1 – 3 and 8 - 10


You’re a Good Man Charlie

music and lyrics by Clark Gesner

directed by: Kerry Goff

Homecoming Musical: Oct. 24 – 27 

Ticket Sales Begin: Oct. 14


The Female Version of The Odd Couple

by Neil Simon

directed by: David Ainsworth

2nd Fall Production: Nov. 21-24

Ticket Sales Begin: Nov. 11

Spring 2020 

Cap and Bells

by Luigi Pirandello

directed by: David Ainsworth

1st Spring Production: Feb. 13-16

Tickets Sales Begin: Feb. 3


The Cocktail Hour

by A.R. Gurney

directed by: Kevin Roberts (Student)

2nd Spring Production: Apr. 2-5

Ticket Sales Begin: Mar. 23


Student Directed One Acts

directed by: Students of the directing 1 class

3rd Spring Production: Apr. 30-May 1

Summer 2020
Summer show details coming soon


1st Summer Production: May 14-17

Tickets Sales Begin: May 4



2nd Summer Production: June 18-21

Ticket Sales Begin: June 8



3rd Summer Show/Summer Musical: Aug. 6-8 and 13-15

Tickets Sales Begin: July 27


Box Office Information

Located in the Lobby of the Amy Graves Ryan Fine Arts Center, on the corner of Sayles Blvd. and Hunt St.

Reservations/tickets are available online


The Box office opens two weeks before faculty and student directed shows open. A member of our staff will be at box office between 3-6 p.m. on weekdays and show days.

Department of Theatre
McMurry University 1 #68
Abilene, TX 79697