Twelfth Night, or What You Will
by Mary Moody Northen Theatre

Apr. 16 - Apr. 25, 2021

Shakespeare’s delightful comedy brings just what the doctor ordered at the end of the spring semester – poetry, music, romance, sword fighting and mistaken identity under the stars at our temporary outdoor playing area. Bring your blanket and enjoy the return of live, in-person performance on the hilltop with plenty of space between patrons. Count Orsino is mad for the Countess Olivia and demands his manservant (Viola, in disguise) deliver his missives of love. What could possibly go wrong, you ask? Come see. 

"Boundlessly funny."
– The Guardian


a live, physically distanced outdoor performance

directed by Ben Wolfe

Join Mary Moody Northen Theatre, the award-winning producing arm of the St. Edward’s University Department of Performing Arts, as we continue our 48th annual season with a live, physically-distanced outdoor production of Twelfth Night, or What You Will by William Shakespeare.

Review by Michael Barnes, Austin Statesman/, April 19, 2021




Twelfth Night, or What You Will
by William Shakespeare
Mary Moody Northen Theatre

April 16 - April 25, 2021
Mary Moody Northen Theatre, St. Edward's University
3001 S Congress Ave
Austin, TX, 78704


WHEN:           April 16 - 25, 2021

                        Friday &  Saturday at 7:30 p.m.

                        Sunday, April 18 at 2:00 p.m.

                        Sunday, April 25 at 5:00 pm


WHERE:        Outdoors, site-specific

                       St. Edward’s University

                       Event parking and arrival instructions provided with reservation


TICKETS:       Limited outdoor POD seating

                       Advance reservations required



                       Donations welcome:

                       MMNT Box Office: 512-448-8484


Special health and safety note: We look forward to seeing you in person, outdoors, for Twelfth Night. Please note that advance reservations are required. Patrons will be asked to follow all campus and event health and safety protocols, including symptom screening, masks and physical distancing, as a requirement for admission. Thank you in advance for helping to keep our community safe.

About Mary Moody Northen Theatre

Mary Moody Northen Theatre operates on a professional model and stands at the center of the St. Edward’s University theater training program. Through MMNT, students work alongside professional actors, directors and designers, and explore all facets of theatrical production. MMNT is affiliated with Actors’ Equity Association (AEA), the union of professional actors and stage managers in the United States. MMNT operates under an AEA U/RTA contract and is a member of Theatre Communications Group. Information:

About St. Edward’s University 

St. Edward’s University is a private, liberal arts university in the Catholic, Holy Cross tradition with approximately 4,000 students. Located in Austin, Texas, it is one of the top universities in Texas and offers more than 50 undergraduate and 10 graduate programs. With a network of partner universities around the world, St. Edward’s delivers a premier, highly personalized education that helps students explore their own transformational pathways to knowledge, experience, understanding and success. St. Edward’s has been recognized for 18 consecutive years as one of “America’s Best Colleges” by U.S. News & World Report and holds the #8 spot among Best Regional Universities in the West in the U.S. News 2020 and 2021 rankings. For more information on St. Edward’s, visit