SBU Theatre to present "The Exception and The Rule" on Feb. 25-27

BOLIVAR, Mo. – Southwest Baptist University Theatre will present Bretolt Brecht’s “The Exception and the Rule'' at 7 p.m., Feb. 25-27, in the Davis-Newport Theatre on the Bolivar campus. This marks the third production of SBU Theatre’s 2020-2021 season titled “Perseverance.”

Theatre students rehearse for playWritten in 1930 by German playwright Bertolt Brecht, “The Exception and the Rule” is a short play that examines the status quo by highlighting the absurdity of the relationship between the ruling upper class and working lower class.

“This show is exactly what audiences need to see right now,” said student director Christina Foltz. “It’s a parable of love for one’s neighbor and a call to action.

“Being a student director has its challenges, but it is a dream come true and I am thankful for the opportunity provided to me by SBU Theatre.”

As in the recent production of “Hamlet,” all performers will be wearing masks, as required by the SBU Coronavirus safety guidelines. The use of face coverings on the lower portion of the face have encouraged actors to depend on physical movement and vocal inflection, rather than facial expressions, to communicate emotion.

Each performance is limited to a 100-seat capacity with masks required for all attendees.

Tickets for the production may be purchased in person at the box office (located inside the Jester Learning and Performance Center), online at, or by calling (417) 328-1691. Tickets are $10 for adults, $6 for students, senior citizens and SBU alumni, and $4 for current SBU students.

For more information about SBU Theatre and upcoming productions, visit or call (417) 328-1691.

PHOTO: (Left to right) Mariah Barber (on platform), Morgan Hixson, Chloe Phrimmer, Caleb Smith, Jenna Shore, Elizabeth Harrison, Lauren Wineiger and Miriam Mattsfield. (Seated, left to right) Allison Swetnam (stage manager) and Elizabeth Coulter (assistant stage manager).

*Published: 2-15-2021