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.


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