01/15/2014 01:08 PM
BATON ROUGE – LSU Theatre will present its second mainstage production of the 2013-14 season, “Stick Fly,” Feb. 12-23, with performances in the Claude L. Shaver Theatre, located in the Music & Dramatic Arts Building.
Originally written by Lydia R. Diamond, the LSU production of “Stick Fly” will be directed by Joy Vandervort Cobb.
When the LeVay family opens its house for a weekend visit, they end up airing more than the drapes. The LeVay brothers have invited the women in their lives to meet their parents at their luxurious Martha’s Vineyard summer home. Younger brother Kent, who has struggled to find direction and get along with his father, brings his fiancée Taylor, who studies insects. Taylor was raised in a lower-middle-class household by a single mother. Unaccustomed to privilege, she is uncomfortable in the LeVays’ home, especially with Cheryl, who is filling in for her mother as the LeVays’ maid.
Eldest brother Flip, a successful plastic surgeon and womanizer, brings his new girlfriend, Kimber. Tensions flare as race, class and family become prime conversation topics. Then, when a phone call reveals a family secret, everything unravels. By the end of the weekend, lives have been turned upside down and a family is left to reassemble the pieces.
“I’m so very excited about exploring this world, a world rarely seen in theatre – that of wealthy African Americans and how that money plays out in their relationship to themselves and the world around them,” Cobb said. “The ill that is visited on this family is mostly in-house and then we have the twist at the end. I won’t say anymore or you won’t have to see it!”
The show’s run will feature a “pay-what-you-can” performance on Feb. 12 and a preview performance on Feb. 13. The show officially opens Feb. 14 and runs through Feb. 23. Weeknight and Saturday performances will be at 7:30 p.m., and the Sunday performance will be at 2 p.m.
Tickets range from $12 to $18 and can be purchased from the LSU Box Office by calling 225-578-3527 or by visiting www.theatre.lsu.edu. Tickets can also be purchased in person at the box office locations at the LSU Union Theatre and at the Music & Dramatic Arts Building on Dalrymple Drive. On performance nights, tickets will also be on sale at the Shaver Theatre Box Office. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. In addition, season subscriptions are also available through the LSU Theatre website.
More news and information on LSU Theatre can be found at www.theater.lsu.edu.
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LSU Department of Theatre
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Posted on Wednesday, January 15, 2014