2019-2020 LSU and Swine Palace Seasons
We are pleased to offer two subscription packages.
The Season Plus Subscription includes the whole season plus our first ever Theatre for Young Audiences production!
Trouble in Mind
by Alice Childress
Directed by G.D. Kimble
Sept. 25 - Sept. 29, 2019 ; Oct. 1 - Oct. 4, 2019 7:30 PM; Oct. 6, 2019 2:00 PM
Alice Childress’s play, Trouble in Mind is a semi-satirical study of racism in the theater world that proves fascinating on several levels. It is a sometimes-acrid backstage comedy, a frank look at mid-1950s social attitudes and also a commentary on the discomfort between blacks and whites that remains relevant to some degree today. The play opens on the first day of rehearsals for a new Broadway drama, “Chaos in Belleville,” that is written and directed by white artists. Several African-American actors are complaining to one another about the stereotypical roles they have played in other shows.
by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins
Directed by Femi Euba
Nov. 7-9 2019; Nov. 12-16, 2019 7:30 PM; Nov 10, Nov 17, 2019 2:00 PM
Swine Palace begins the season with Pulitzer Prize finalist, Gloria by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins. Taking place in modern-day Manhattan, it starts on a normal work day for a group of aspiring writers who are growing tired of the monotony of their desk jobs. Then in a shocking moment everything changes. The resulting response is both disturbing and uncomfortably believable in today’s world. Make sure to see this divisive and enthralling play.
Brooklyn Bridge (TYA Production)
by Melissa James Gibson
Directed by Lori Parquet
Nov. 19-20, 2019 10:00 AM ; Nov. 21, 22, 24, 2019 7:30 PM; Nov 24 2019 2:00 PM
This season, LSU Theatre brings to the stage its first Theatre for a Young Audience production. This charming story centers on 10-year-old a latchkey kid writing a report on the Brooklyn Bridge. It’s due tomorrow, and the problem is... she can’t find a pen! One girl’s procrastination helps her meet her extraordinary brownstone neighbors, and connect with quirky and caring community around her.
A Midsummer Night's Dream
by William Shakespeare
Directed by George Judy
April 22 - April 26, 2020; April 28 - May 3, 2020
In this classic Shakespeare play, A Midsummer Night’s Dream portrays the events surrounding the marriage of Theseus, the Duke of Athens, to Hippolyta. These include the adventures of four young Athenian lovers and a group of six amateur actors who are controlled and manipulated by the fairies who inhabit the forest in which most of the play is set. The play is one of Shakespeare's most popular works for the stage and is widely performed across the world.
2020 Dance Concert and Physical Theatre Showcase
Tickets will be available closer to performance date.
Take 6 Film Festival
Tickets will be available closer to festival date.
Feb. 5-9, 2020; Feb. 11 - 16 2020
An exciting new show will soon be announced!
2019 - 2020
by Jen Silverman
Directed by Noah Smith
September 24 - 29, 7:30 p.m.
September 29, 2:00 p.m.
Man Talk, Woman Talk
by Ola Ritimi
Directed by Simi Fadirepo
October 8 - 13, 7:30 p.m.
October 13, 2:00 p.m.
by Sarah Kane
directed by Angelle M. Thomas
February 11 - 16, 7:30 p.m.
February 16, 2:00 p.m.
by James McClure
directed by Marshall Hodges
March 10 - 15, 7:30 p.m.
March 15, 2:00 p.m.