LSU and Swine Palace Seasons

 

The School of Theatre is proud to present a full season of Mainstage and Lab Shows in addition to the plays produced by our professional theatre-in-residence, Swine Palace. Here you will find information regarding our upcoming season

  

LSU Season

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LMNOP, the Muzical

October 4, 2017 - October 15, 2017


When letters fall from a town monument, government officials ban them one by one. Chaos ensues until a determined teenage girl rallies the community to fight for freedom of speech. This unique musical is part romance, part clever word game and part adult fable that reminds us of how precious our liberties are and how quickly unbridled extremism can take them from us. A captivating story you’ll never forget!

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Nickel and Dimed

April 11, 2018 - April 22, 2018

 

"Penetrating clarity and sharp, illuminating humor…succeeds beautifully in creating the wearying reality of dead-end jobs and the people trapped in them."
- San Francisco Chronicle

Can a middle-aged, middle-class woman survive, when she suddenly has to make beds all day in a hotel and live on $7 an hour? Maybe. But one $7-an-hour job won’t pay the rent: she’ll have to do back-to-back shifts, as a chambermaid and a waitress. This isn’t the first surprise for famed author Barbara Ehrenreich, who set out to research low-wage life firsthand, confident she was prepared for the worst. Joan Holden’s stage adaptation is a focused comic epic shadowed with tragedy.

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Comedy of Errors

Lab Season

Marjorie Prime 

September 26, 2017- October 1, 2017

It’s the age of artificial intelligence, and 85-year-old Marjorie — a jumble of disparate, fading memories — has a handsome new companion who’s programmed to feed the story of her life back to her. What would we remember, and what would we forget, if given the chance? In this richly spare, wondrous new play, Jordan Harrison explores the mysteries of human identity and the limits — if any — of what technology can replace. Written by Jordon Harrison and Directed by Rachel Aker.

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The Comedy of Errors 

October 24, 2017 - October 29, 2017

William Shakespeare's classic tale of mistaken identity. When Antipholus of Syracuse and his servant, Dromio of Syracuse, arrive in Ephesus, they have unknowingly stumbled into the home country of their respective twin brothers, Antipholus of Ephesus and his servant, Dromio of Ephesus. Having been separated at birth, the twins have no knowledge of each other and so when they encounter each other's friends and families, a series of wild mishaps ensue! Directed by Meg Grey.

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Swine Palace Season

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The Mountaintop

November 8, 2017 - November 19, 2017

 

Winner of the Olivier Award, The Mountaintop is set at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis in 1968, on the night before Martin Luther King is assassinated and on the day he delivered a speech in which he foretold his own fate, “I may not get there with you, but I want you to know that tonight, we as a people will get to the Promised Land.”

Playwright Katori Hall takes this historic date with destiny and weaves a powerful surrealistic fantasy about a conversation between King and a mysterious hotel maid who brings him a cup of coffee and prompts him to confront his life, his past, his legacy and the plight and future of African-Americans. Hall's insight, light touch and lively mood depicts King as a real man with very human foibles who was nonetheless capable of inspiring millions to hope and move toward a momentous societal shift for equality and justice.

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Arcadia

February 14, 2018 - February 25, 2018

 

"Stoppard's richest, most ravishing comedy to date, a play of wit, intellect, language, brio and…emotion. Exhilarating!"
- The New York Times

ARCADIA moves effortlessly between 1809 and the present at the elegant Coverly estate. It is 1809, the brilliant thirteen-year-old Lady Thomasina and her tutor delve into intellectual and romantic issues while it is also the present, where the Coverly descendants research a scandal involving Lord Byron. This brilliant play explores the nature of truth and time.

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