Department of Performing Arts to present ‘Heart of Shrapnel’ Oct. 1-5

The department's fall play is by Noé Morales Muñoz and translated by Maria Alexandria Beech, with Andres Munar serving as guest director.

The Department of Performing Arts is presenting “Heart of Shrapnel” by Noé Morales Muñoz and translated by Maria Alexandria Beech. Performances in Roberts Studio Theatre begin Friday, Oct. 1, and run through Tuesday, Oct. 5.

Guest Director, Andres Munar explains in his director’s note that it’s important to catch the production “because people are going to tell you about it and they won’t quite be able to describe it, which tells you a lot about what the play is: you can’t neatly put it down in a sentence or a paragraph or even a two-page review. It lives as a testament to a theatrical experience – you have to be there.”

Munar notes that while the production is only an hour long, it demands the viewer’s complete and utter attention.

“Its structure is non-traditional, and yet it has very traditional, well-made elements that are purposely hidden from view,” Munar writes. “Each act is completely different in style, place, dialogue and point of focus, and you may think that they are disembodied, random stylistic choices, but by the third act you’ll understand why they are what they are- there’s a magic trick that is being weaved in plain sight that makes no sense until it does. When it does, it is very shocking, rewarding and for a narrative-hungry audience member, quite nourishing.”

“Heart of Shrapnel” will be performed:

  • Friday, Oct. 1, 7:30 pm
  • Saturday, Oct. 2, 2:00 and 7:30 pm
  • Sunday, Oct. 3, 2:00 pm
  • Monday, Oct. 4, 7:30 pm
  • Tuesday, Oct. 5, 7:30 pm

Performances are held in the Roberts Studio Theatre in Scott Studios next to Arts West.  To reserve tickets, visit  All faculty, staff, and students receive free admission with their Phoenix cards. General admission is $15.00.

In compliance with the Healthy Elon protocols, all audience members – regardless of vaccination status – must wear masks in indoor campus spaces.