by Texas State University

Oct. 21 - Oct. 24, 2021

ReWritten follows the story of four couples from literary history through beloved musical theater works, and groundbreaking modern opera. The collaborative work negotiates the wonder and spark of new love, the tragedy and hurt of heartbreak, and the ways relationships can open us to new depths of humanity.

Opening Door Dance Theater and Texas State Opera Theater collaboratively present ReWritten, an exploration through artistic expression of this year's Common Experience theme: Compassion. Follow the story of 4 couples from literary history, hear beloved musical theater works, and experience groundbreaking modern opera as ReWritten negotiates the wonder and spark of new love, the tragedy and hurt of heartbreak, and the ways relationships can open us to new depths of humanity. 

The event showcases the guest artistry of Matthew Cumbie and Tom Truss, the collaborative effort of music and dance faculty: LeAnne Smith, Scott Vandenberg, Shay Hartung, Amanda McCorkle, Marc Reynolds, Cheryl Lindquist, as well as the art of sculptor Catherine Lee.


Music Faculty

Marc Reynolds

Cheryl Lindquist

Dance Faculty

LeAnne Smith

Scott Vandenberg

Shay Hartung

Amanda McCorkle

Guest Artists

Matthew Cumbie

Tom Truss


Catherine Lee



by Open Door Dance Company and Texas State Opera Theatre
Texas State University

October 21 - October 24, 2021
Patti Strickel Harrison Theatre
601 University Drive
Texas State University
San Marcos, TX, 78666


As part of Texas State University’s Common Experience, Opening Door Dance Theatre in collaboration with Texas State Opera Theatre presents ReWritten Oct. 21-24, 2021 in the Patti Strickel Harrison Theatre.

Thursday, October 21 at 7:30 pm

Friday, October 22 at 7:30 pm

Saturday, October 23 at 7:30 pm

Sunday, October 24 at 2 pm


Individual tickets start at $15 for adults, $13 for children under 13, and $10 for students. Tickets may be purchased online at


Patti Strickel Harrison Theatre

405 Moon Street

San Marcos, Texas 78666


Parking: Special Event Parking for all fine arts events occurring is now only available in the Edward Gary Street Garage, 405 N. Edward Gary Street. The garage is located on the corner of University Drive and Edward Gary Street for a flat fee of $5 per event. Please Note: The garage attendant will only be accepting cash. Credit/debit card transactions will not be accepted for special event parking.



Artwork by: Supplied the Division of Dance