09/12/2014 02:13 PM
BATON ROUGE – Swine Palace opens its 2014-15 season with a stage adaptation of the Mary Shelley monster novel, “Frankenstein.” Written by Victor Gialanella and directed by George Judy, the production will run Oct. 1-12. Performances will be held in the Claude L. Shaver Theater, located inside the LSU Music & Dramatic Arts Building on Dalrymple Drive.
Adapted from the 1818 best-selling classic, “Frankenstein” is a Gothic thriller, passionate romance and cautionary tale all in one sensational package. The quest of a young scientist at the turn of the 19th century to discover the secret of generating life unleashes one of the most disturbing and powerful creatures in all of world literature. In this age of artificial intelligence, genetic engineering and bio-terrorism, this electrifying and moving story raises profound questions about what it means to be human.
The show will feature a “pay-what-you-can” performance on Wednesday, Oct. 1. A preview performance will follow on Thursday, Oct. 2. The performance run officially opens on Friday, Oct. 3, and runs through Sunday, Oct. 12. Weeknight and Saturday performances will take place at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday matinee performances are at 2 p.m.
Tickets range from $15 to $30, and can be obtained from the LSU Box Office by calling 225-578-3527 or by visiting www.swinepalace.org. Tickets can also be purchased in person at the LSU Union Theatre Box Office and the Music & Dramatic Arts Building box office.
About Swine Palace
Founded in 1992, Swine Palace operates with a dual mission to provide South Louisiana with high-quality, professional productions of classical and contemporary theatre with an emphasis on plays exploring issues of social equity while also serving as a training ground for students in Louisiana State University's M.F.A. Professional Actor and Technical/Design Training Programs. For 20 seasons, Swine Palace has produced more than 68 productions, including many regional and world premieres, in Baton Rouge, La. Under the leadership of Managing Director Kristin Sosnowsky and Artistic Director George Judy, Swine Palace mounts three to four productions each season, and employs five to 12 guest actors, directors and designers from across the country. Recent guest artists have included Ping Chong, Deb Alley, Adam Rapp, Steve Young, Mia Katigbak, Clayton Corzatte, Adolphus Ward and Lance Nichols.
In 2006, Swine Palace was awarded the Governor’s Arts Award for Outstanding Large Arts Organization and the Racial Justice Award from the YWCA of Greater Baton Rouge. Swine Palace’s 2007 world premiere production of “Cocktail” was chosen to represent the United States at the 2011 Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design and Space, the world’s largest theatre design exhibition and competition. Original designs by LSU Department of Theatre faculty E.J. Cho in sound design and James Murphy in set design, as well as LSU alumna Polly Boersig in costume design were on display at the exhibit.
For more news and information on Swine Palace, visit www.swinepalace.org.
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Posted on Friday, September 12, 2014