College of Liberal Arts
The Theatre Program at Mount Saint Mary’s University combines the study of theatre as a liberal art with numerous opportunities for students to practice their craft in performance. Studying theatre in a liberal arts setting allows students to draw connections to other disciplines and other fields of study, balancing theoretical knowledge with practical experience. Mount Theatre students work with faculty and staff as collaborative artists, making theatre from the beginning of their academic career.
At the Mount you can be involved in theatre on any level – performance, history/literature, or technology. Choose a skill-based course like Acting or Directing. Want to find out more about the history of theatre? Take a course like Theatre Experience or Modern Theatre. More interested in the technical side of things?; Stagecraft and Stage Design offer you practical experience in areas such as set and lighting design and stage management.
Of course there are plenty of performance opportunities – from the faculty directed Mainstage productions to student-led Spotlight productions.
No matter how you choose to be involved in Theatre at Mount Saint Mary’s—as a major, a minor, or even as an audience member—you’ll be participating in one of the oldest co-curricular activities on campus, and you’ll be building your own part of Mount Theatre’s future.
The concluding play of the only surviving Greek tragic trilogy, The Eumenides presents the trial of Orestes for the murder of his mother, Clytemnestra. That is not all that is at stake in the play, however, as the outcome of Orestes' trial will affect all of Greek civilization. Athena must choose--find Orestes innocent and acknowledge blood lust and revenge as acceptable, or find him guilty and condemn a fragile peace to possible destruction.
Thursday– Saturday, March 21, 22 & 23 at 8 p.m. & Sunday, March 24 Matinee at 2:00 p.m.
Horning Theater, Delaplaine Fine Arts Center
To discover more Fine Arts at Mount St. Mary's University visit our Fine Arts Calendar.