Theatre Opportunities

TheatreDepartmental Productions. McMurry theatre production auditions are open to all McMurry students with casting preference given to majors and minors. There are at least three faculty directed productions during each academic year. In addition, two to four full-length plays are offered each year by advanced students as senior projects and a series of one-act plays are staged each Spring by the Directing I class.

Summer Theatre. The summer theatre program produces one to three plays each summer in either conventional or dinner theatre formats. Guest directors, designers, and actors are regularly employed to offer the students exposure to as many different approaches to solving the problems of staging a play as possible. B.F.A. students are required to participate in at least one summer season.

Original Play Production. The department is dedicated to producing new plays written by McMurry students. Every other year, the department stages plays written by students of the Playwriting class of the previous year.

Out of a Trunk Theatre Company. The members of the company provide educational arts experiences in the public schools by presenting programs and conducting workshops throughout the school year.


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