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LSU Theatre to Present Performances of “The American Dream” Oct. 4-9

09/27/2011 10:21 AM

BATON ROUGE – The LSU Department of Theatre will present performances of Edward Albee’s “The American Dream,” directed by Michael Martin, Oct. 4-9 in the Studio Theatre, located in the Music & Dramatic Arts Building on Dalrymple Drive.


“Can money buy happiness?” Edward Albee asks this and more in his irreverent comedy that lambasts the logic behind American culture and calls into question aspects of our everyday lives.


While a dysfunctional married couple and their elderly grandmother interact with the outside world, Albee delivers a scathing critique hailed by The New Yorker as “unique...brilliant...a comic nightmare, fantasy of the highest order.” One of Albee’s earliest works, he paints a picture which he says speaks to “the American Scene, an attack on the substitution of artificial for real values in our society, a condemnation of complacency, cruelty, emasculation and vacuity; it is a stand against the fiction that everything in this slipping land of ours is peachy-keen.”


Performances of “The American Dream” will take place Oct. 4-7 at 7:30 p.m. each evening, and performances on Sunday, Oct. 9, at 2 and 7:30 p.m. Cash-only tickets for the performances are $10 each, and are only available at the door.


This production is supported by the LSU Performing Arts Fee. All dates and times are subject to change.


For more information, call the LSU Department of Theatre at 225-578-4174 or visit

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