Announcing 2017-18 Theatre Season
SWINE PALACE & LSU THEATRE
Swine Palace and LSU Theatre’s 2017-18 season highlights the search for truth. We are proud to present a season that investigates the essential human need to search for truth.
LMNOP, the muzical (LSU Theatre)
Book and Lyrics by Scott Burkell
Music by Paul Loesel
Orchestrations by Lynne Shankel
Directed by Rick Holden
Musical Direction by Paul Taranto
10/4, 10/5, 10/6 10/7, 10/10, 10/11, 10/12, 10/13 at 7:30p
10/8, 10/15 at 2:00p, 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!
LMNOP, the muzical runs for 10 performances including one Pay-What-You-Can preview and one $15 sneak preview.
THE MOUNTAINTOP (Swine Palace)
By Katori Hall
Directed by Femi Euba
11/8, 11/9, 11/10, 11/11, 11/14, 11/15, 11/16, 11/17, 11/18 at 7:30p
11/12, 11/19 at 2:00p
Swine Palace begins the season with the Olivier Award-winning play, THE MOUNTAINTOP by Katori Hall. As an imagined retelling of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s last night on earth, the play portrays King as flawed and deeply passionate human being. We are introduced to Camae, a sassy hotel maid at the Lorraine Motel and we soon realize that she is no ordinary maid. As the evening unfolds, the pair delve deeper into hopes and dreams of Dr. King. THE MOUNTAINTOP appeared on Broadway in 2011, starring Samuel L. Jackson and Angela Bassett.
The Mountaintop runs for ten performances including one Pay-What-You-Can preview and one $15 sneak preview.
ARCADIA (Swine Palace)
By Tom Stoppard
Directed by George Judy
2/14, 2/15, 2/16, 2/17, 2/20, 2/21, 2/23, 2/24 at 7:30p 2018
2/18, 2/25 at 2:00p
Arcadia moves back and forth between 1809 and the present at the elegant estate owned by the Coverly family. The 1809 scenes reveal a household in transition. As the Arcadian landscape is being transformed into picturesque Gothic gardens, complete with a hermitage, thirteen year-old Lady Thomasina and her tutor delve into intellectual and romantic issues. Present day scenes depict the Coverly descendants and two competing scholars who are researching a possible scandal at the estate in 1809 involving Lord Byron. This brilliant play moves smoothly between the centuries and explores the nature of truth and time, the difference between classical and romantic temperaments, and the disruptive influence of sex on our life orbits the attraction Newton left out.
Arcadia runs for eleven performances including one Pay-What-You-Can preview and one $15 sneak preview.
NICKEL AND DIMED (LSU Theatre)
By Joan Holden
based on the book Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting by in America by Barbara Ehrenreich
Directed by Amy Herzberg and Shana Gold
4/11, 4/12, 4/13, 4/14, 4/17, 4/18, 4/19, 4/20, 4/21 at 7:30, 2018
4/15, 4/22 at 2:00p
Can you live on $8 an hour? This play was originally published as a documentary book by progressive journalist Barbara Ehrenreich in 2001 chronicling her experience working various low-income jobs in three different parts of America. San Francisco playwright Joan Holden adapted the book for the stage in 2002 dramatizing five of the most unendurable jobs that Ehrenreich undertook. The result is a play that follows protagonist “Barbara” through the whirlwind of annoying customers, dickhead bosses, and flaky co-workers that dead-end jobs notoriously attract. While peppered with many uproariously funny moments, Nickel and Dimed is ultimately a very sobering tale of the dehumanizing exploitation that goes on in America every day.
Nickel and Dimed runs for eleven performances including one Pay-What-You-Can preview and one $15 sneak preview.
SWINE PALACE SUMMER MUSICAL TBA
May 30 – June 11, 2018 (Specific performances TBA)
Swine Palace is excited to remount one of our best-loved musicals! Stay tuned to find out the title and the creative staff that will bring you this summer production…
OTHER LSU THEATRE EVENTS:
2018 LSU DANCE & PHYSICAL THEATRE SHOWCASE
4/26, 4/27 AT 7:30p 2018
TAKE FOUR FILM FESTIVAL
LSU THEATRE LAB SEASON
by Jordan Harris
directed by Rachel Aker
9/26, 9/27, 9/28, 9/29, 10/1 at 7:30p
10/1 at 2:00p
COMEDY OF ERRORS
by William Shakespeare
adapted and directed by Meg Grey
10/24, 10/25, 10/26, 10/27, 10/28, 10/29 at 7:30p, 2017
10/29 at 2:00p
by John Cariani
directed by Joe Carleton
2/20, 2/21, 2/22, 2/23, 2/24, 2/25 at 7:30p
2/25 at 2:00p
by Georg Büchner
directed by Kyra Smith
4/10, 4/11, 4/12, 4/13, 4/14, 4/15 at 2:00p, 2018
4/16 at 2:00p