Theatre students share “New Visions” April 9-13

SMU’s 2008 New Visions, New Voices Festival presents three new plays written and directed by undergraduate theatre students in Meadows School of the Arts. The festival runs April 9-13 in the Margo Jones Theatre, Owen Arts Center.

This year’s productions include Darwin’s Cousin, a play about eugenics; Panacea, a tragicomedy about a family dealing with their mother’s death; and The Smoking Section, which deals with characters finding happiness in spite of painful losses. The festival is produced by Gretchen Smith, associate professor and head of theatre studies.

Showtimes are 8 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday and 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Tickets are $7 each for SMU faculty, staff and students. For more information, contact the Meadows Ticket Office, 8-2787 (8-ARTS).