Texas Theatre and Dance present Matawan

By Dan Caffrey
Directed by Alice Stanley 

In the summer of 1916, a series of fatal shark attacks terrorized the New Jersey Shore. Further inland, a polio epidemic plagued Philadelphia, while the cloud of World War I loomed over the Nation. As the forces of nature, disease and war close in, characters who struggle to change must face a creature whose evolution has led to millions of years of survival. Spanning several cities, the infinite depths of the ocean and the point of view of the shark herself, Matawan examines how our internal anxieties are often just as terrifying as our national catastrophes. 

Matawan was a finalist for the Eugene O'Neill National Playwrights Conference (2013) and premiered at Chicago's Athenaeum  Theatre (2015). 

The running time for Matawan is approximately 90 minutes with no intermission. 


Preview: October 10 at 7:30 p.m. 
Opening: October 11 at 7:30 p.m. 
Additional Performances: October 12, 16-20 at 7:30 p.m. and October 14, 20-21 at 2:00 p.m. 

Sunday, October 21, 2018 at 2:00pm

Oscar G. Brockett Theatre, F. Loren Winship Drama Building (WIN)
300 E. 23rd Street, Austin, TX 78712

Event Type

Arts & Humanities


College of Fine Arts, Department of Theatre and Dance

Target Audience

General Public, Students




$15 for students, $21 for UT staff/faculty, $26 for adults


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