Contact: Victoria Winkelman or Kami Duncan
SMU Meadows School of the Arts
(214) 768-3785 or (214) 768-2788

February 5, 2002

MAIN STAGE SEASON AT SMU’S MEADOWS SCHOOL OF THE ARTS PRESENTS ANIMA MUNDI BY DON NIGRO, FEB. 20-24

DALLAS (SMU) -- The Division of Theatre at Southern Methodist University’s Meadows School of the Arts continues its Main Stage season with the presentation of the comedy-drama Anima Mundi by Ohio playwright Don Nigro from February 20-24. Performances will be held at 8 p.m. Wed.-Sat. and 2 p.m. Sat. & Sun. in the Margo Jones Theatre of the Owen Arts Center, 6101 Bishop Blvd. on the SMU campus. Parking is available at Hillcrest and Binkley and in the garage beneath the Meadows Museum. Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and $5 for students and SMU faculty and staff. For more information, call the Meadows Ticket Office at 214-768-2787.

A National Play Award finalist, Anima Mundi follows the adventures of David Armitage, a young American “innocent abroad” in Europe at the turn of the century. The play encompasses 50 years and includes such historical figures as Oscar Wilde, William Butler Yeats, Ezra Pound and Aleister Crowley. At its core is David’s search for answers to the eternal questions: What is God? What is love? Art? Truth?

The play will be directed by Tyne Vance, a senior in theatre studies at the Meadows School. Every year the school selects one or two seniors or graduate students to direct a Main Stage production, and Ms. Vance received the honor this year along with Matt Thompson, who directed A Raisin in the Sun last fall. She said she chose to present Anima Mundi for several reasons. “It deals with universal human questions that everyone can relate to,” she said. “The play has a large cast, which allows most of the actors to play two or three roles and to stretch themselves. And it’s fun to do!”

The 2001-2002 theatre season of SMU’s Meadows School of the Arts is sponsored by The Dallas Morning News.


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