2019-2020 LSU and Swine Palace Seasons
Trouble in Mind
by Alice Childress
Directed by G.D. Kimble
Sept 25 - Oct 8, 2019
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.
A Midsummer Night's Dream
by William Shakespeare
Directed by George Judy
April 22 - 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.
Brooklyn Bridge (TYA Production)
by Melissa James Gibson
Directed by John Fletcher
November 19-24, 2019
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.
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.
Swine Palace Season
by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins
Directed by Femi Euba
November 6-19, 2019
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.
by Ella Hickson
Directed by Joy Vandervort-Cobb
February 5-16, 2020
In her new play Oil, Ella Hickson transforms oil’s global history into a human story, one that asks audiences to suspend their disbelief across 200 years of action to follow a mother and daughter from the birth of the petroleum industry to the end of the age of oil. Oil moves away from clichés about male oil executives as cutout villains of fossil capitalism to spotlight the journey of a single mother determined to better the situation of her child.