Spring 2021 Mainstage Season
** Each show will be LIVESTREAMED once. Please go to https://udallas.edu/mainstage to view the show at 8pm CST on the dates below. **
Fridays @ 8
2/12: Aeschylus' The Persians (472BC) The oldest fully extant Greek tragedy explores the limits of hubris, and ultimately,
empathy. Can we mourn for our 'enemy'?
3/5: Julius Caesar (1599) by William Shakespeare: Perhaps Shakespeare's most overtly political play. What are
the limits of patriotism?
3/26: Moliere's Tartuffe (1664)
France's greatest comic playwright in his masterpiece of false piety and pretense.
Who deserves our trust?
4/9: An Enemy of the People (1882) by Henrik Ibsen. A landmark of the drama of Realism. How far should we go in pursuit
of Truth and what are the limits of free speech? In a new version by Robert Falls.
4/23: Mr Burns, a Post-Electric Play (2012) by Anne Washburn. One of America's finest contemporary dramatists, Anne Washburn's
darkly comic play asks us how we rebuild after a global crisis and celebrates the
enduring nature of theatre itself. And the Simpsons. (performed with a live video