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.


2020-2021 Theatre Season

Fall 2020


Book by John Michael Tebelak

Music & Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz

October 15-18, 2020


It's a Wonderful Life

Produced with special arrangement with Play Scripts Inc.

November 19-22, 2020


Spring 2021

Wait Until Dark

By Frederick Knott

Presented with special arrangment with Dramatists Play Service

March 4-7, 2021 

Curtain Thursday-Saturday at 7:30pm, Sunday at 2pm


Original Student Written One Act Plays

March 25-26, 2021

Curtain at 7:30pm


Student Directed One Act Plays

April 29 -30, 2021

Curtain at 7pm




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