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Last chance to catch the in repertory theatre productions; close Sunday

10.30.2019 | By: Texas Wesleyan University
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This weekend is your last chance to catch Theatre Wesleyan's first two productions of the 2020 season!  After an opening weekend of full and sold out performances, Theatre Wesleyan is excited to invite audiences back to experience these unique and different productions.

The two shows play in repertory on alternating days: a critically-acclaimed play inspired by the long-running animated sitcom, "The Simpsons," and a commedia about not losing your head to a princess. 

Anne Washburn’s critically acclaimed play, Mr. Burns, a post-electric play, resumes performances on Wednesday, Oct. 30.  An adaptation of Count Carlo Gozzi’s Turandotte: Princess Of China continues on Thursday, Oct. 31.

Students can use the code "SGA" at checkout to redeem their free tickets, sponsored by the Student Government Association.

Audiences can receive a special double feature discount when they buy one ticket for Turandotte and one ticket for Burns. Patrons can use the code “INREP” at checkout to redeem this offer.

Performances will be held at the Thad Smotherman Theatre at Texas Wesleyan University (1205 Binkley Street, 76105) and will begin with Turandotte on Wednesday, Oct. 23. Burns will alternate beginning Thursday, Oct. 24. Tickets, as well as a full performance schedule, are now available at the Theatre Wesleyan website. For more information regarding group ticket sales at a discounted rate, please contact the Box Office at 817-531-4211 or via email at

Performance schedule

Turandotte: Princess of China

  • 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31
  • 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2

Turnadotte runtime: 90 minutes with no intermission.

Mr. Burns: A Post-Electric Play

  • 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 30
  • 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1 
  • 2:00 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 3

Mr. Burns runtime: 2 hours, plus two 10-minute intermissions.

About Turandotte

A commedia troupe is here to tell the story of Turandotte, a beautiful princess with a heart of ice, who meets her match when the prince Calaf dares to answer her deadly riddles with the promise of love. A selfless sacrifice by Calaf’s faithful servant ultimately awakens true emotion in Turandotte, proving that in the game of love, you can’t win the top prize without giving away your heart.

About Mr. Burns

After the collapse of civilization, a group of survivors share a campfire and begin to piece together the plot of The Simpsons episode "Cape Feare" entirely from memory. 7 years later, this and other snippets of pop culture (sitcom plots, commercials, jingles and pop songs) have become the live entertainment of a post-apocalyptic society, sincerely trying to hold onto its past. 75 years later, these are the myths and legends from which new forms of performance are created.

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