LSU and Swine Palace Seasons

 

The School of Theatre is proud to present a full season of Mainstage and Lab Shows in addition to the plays produced by our professional theatre-in-residence, Swine Palace. Here you will find information regarding our upcoming season

  

LSU Season

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LMNOP, the Muzical

October 4, 2017 - October 15, 2017


When letters fall from a town monument, government officials ban them one by one. Chaos ensues until a determined teenage girl rallies the community to fight for freedom of speech. This unique musical is part romance, part clever word game and part adult fable that reminds us of how precious our liberties are and how quickly unbridled extremism can take them from us. A captivating story you’ll never forget!

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Nickel and Dimed

April 11, 2018 - April 22, 2018

 

"Penetrating clarity and sharp, illuminating humor…succeeds beautifully in creating the wearying reality of dead-end jobs and the people trapped in them."
- San Francisco Chronicle

Can a middle-aged, middle-class woman survive, when she suddenly has to make beds all day in a hotel and live on $7 an hour? Maybe. But one $7-an-hour job won’t pay the rent: she’ll have to do back-to-back shifts, as a chambermaid and a waitress. This isn’t the first surprise for famed author Barbara Ehrenreich, who set out to research low-wage life firsthand, confident she was prepared for the worst. Joan Holden’s stage adaptation is a focused comic epic shadowed with tragedy.

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Comedy of Errors

Lab Season

Love/Sick 

February 20, 2018 - February 25, 2018

A darker cousin to Almost, Maine, John Cariani’s LOVE/SICK is a collection of nine slightly twisted and completely hilarious short plays. Set on a Friday night in an alternate suburban reality, this 80-minute romp explores the pain and the joy that comes with being in love. Full of imperfect lovers and dreamers, LOVE/SICK is an unromantic comedy for the romantic in everyone. Directed by Joe Carleton. 

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Woyzeck 

April 10, 2018 - April 15, 2018

The multi-award-winning Jack Thorne (This is England, Let The Right One In, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child) breathes new life into Woyzeck, one of the most extraordinary plays ever written.

It’s 1980s Berlin. The Cold War rages and the world sits at a crossroads between Capitalism and Communism. On the border between East and West, a young soldier (John Boyega) and the love of his life are desperately trying to build a better future for their child.

But the cost of escaping poverty is high in this searing tale of the people society leaves behind. Directed by Kyra Smith.

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Swine Palace Season

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The Mountaintop

November 8, 2017 - November 19, 2017

 

Winner of the Olivier Award, The Mountaintop is set at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis in 1968, on the night before Martin Luther King is assassinated and on the day he delivered a speech in which he foretold his own fate, “I may not get there with you, but I want you to know that tonight, we as a people will get to the Promised Land.”

Playwright Katori Hall takes this historic date with destiny and weaves a powerful surrealistic fantasy about a conversation between King and a mysterious hotel maid who brings him a cup of coffee and prompts him to confront his life, his past, his legacy and the plight and future of African-Americans. Hall's insight, light touch and lively mood depicts King as a real man with very human foibles who was nonetheless capable of inspiring millions to hope and move toward a momentous societal shift for equality and justice.

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Arcadia

February 14, 2018 - February 25, 2018

 

"Stoppard's richest, most ravishing comedy to date, a play of wit, intellect, language, brio and…emotion. Exhilarating!"
- The New York Times

ARCADIA moves effortlessly between 1809 and the present at the elegant Coverly estate. It is 1809, the brilliant thirteen-year-old Lady Thomasina and her tutor delve into intellectual and romantic issues while it is also the present, where the Coverly descendants research a scandal involving Lord Byron. This brilliant play explores the nature of truth and time.

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