2018-2019 LSU and Swine Palace Seasons

LSU Mainstage

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The Diary of Anne Frank

by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hacket
newly adapted by Wendy Kesselman

Directed by Sanaz Ghajar
November 7 - 18, 2018
Reilly Theatre

The well known story of 13 year old Anne Frank is brought to life onstage in this adaptation written by Wendy Kesselman. The story stays true to Anne's personal diary entries chronically the daily ins and outs of her family as they lived in hiding with the Van Daan family in Amsterdam during Hitler's terrifying rise to power.

Tickets to The Diary of Anne Frank.

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Our Town

by Thorton Wilder

Directed by Shannon Walsh
February 13 - 24, 2019
Shaver Theatre

Thornton Wilder’s minimalist 1938 Pulitzer Prize winning play takes on new relevance in this updated interpretation. Join us in Grover’s Corners as we watch two families grow, change, and weather life’s ultimate transition together. Emphasizing the ordinary magic of everyday details, the importance of belonging, and the inevitability of loss, LSU’s Our Town offers a refreshing tonic for a troubled world.

Tickets to Our Town. 


A single dance in mid-air

2019 Dance Concert and Physical Theatre Showcase

April 25 & 26, 2019 in the Shaver Theatre

Tickets will be available closer to performance date.

LSU students working on a student film.

Take 5 Film Festival

April 27, 2019
Shaver Theatre

Tickets will be available closer to festival date.

Swine Palace Season

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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

based on the novel by Mark Haddon
adapted by Simon Stephens
Directed by Rick Holden

September 19-30, 2018
Shaver Theatre

This incredible play tells the story 15-year-old Christopher Boone, a boy with an extraordary brain but who is ill-equipped to handle everyday life, as he sets off to find out who murdered his neighbor's dog and winds up on the journey of a lifetime. 

Tickets to Curious Incident


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Airline Highway

by Lisa D'Amour
Directed by Joy Vandervort-Cobb

March 20 - 31, 2019
Reilly Theatre

March 20-31, 2019 in the Reilly Theatre
In the parking lot of the Hummingbird Motel, off the titular highway near New Orleans, the hotel’s residents have gathered to celebrate the life of Miss Ruby, an iconic burlesque queen who has been a mother figure to them all. Miss Ruby’s life is nearing its end, and she requests that her funeral takes place while she is still alive so she can attend the festivities. As the Mardi Gras-esque celebration continues into the night, the stories of the residents, their pain and disappointments unfold.

Tickets to Airline Highway. 

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Wakey, Wakey

by Will Eno
Directed by Noah Smith

September 25-30, 2018
Studio Theatre


Eno's new comedy asks some thought-provoking (if a bit vague) questions: What are we here for? Is time a friend or an enemy? Do we all eventually end up in the same place, but take different routes to get there? This play challenges the notion of what really matters and recognizes the importance of life's simple pleasures. 

Tickets for Wakey, Wakey no longer available. 

Dreams and Stains

Written and Directed by Sara Christian

October 23-28, 2018
Studio Theatre


Sawny and Sheena have been living successfully in a cave off the cliffs of western Scotland for years now. What started out as a place of refuge has turned into a home whereas the only means of surviving is preying on unsuspecting travelers passing through. An unexpected traveler adds complications to Sawny and Sheena's already precarious situation.

Dreams and Stains tickets.

Side Man

by Warren Leight
Directed by Mike DiSalvo

February 5 - 10, 2019
Studio Theatre


Side Man is the comic and tender story of Clifford, a young man who looks back on his family life; prior to leaving home, Clifford reconciles the role that he has long played as parent to his parents. Smoothly gliding between present and past, the play tells the story of a time before the Beatles and Elvis, when jazzmen were heroic like ballplayers and there was no shortage of Saturday-night gigs. Side Man is both a tribute to the men whose lives were their music and a sober look at a family drama left in the wake of that passion.

Tickets to Side Man.