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In the Mandell Weiss Forum Studio:

Bureau of Missing Persons


by Lila Rose Kaplan (MFA 08)
Directed by Sarah Rasmussen

OPENS: Friday, 4/18 at 8 PM
Saturday, 4/19 at 2 PM
Wednesday, 4/23 at 8 PM
Thursday, 4/24 at 8 PM
Friday, 4/25 at 8 PM

A man loses his wife. A fourth grade teacher loses a child at the zoo. A maid obsessed with obituaries brings two strangers together to find the loved ones they lost. They end up in a cave in Pakistan where nothing is quite what it seems. What does it mean to be missing? And how do we recover from catastrophic loss?

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The Further Adventures of Suzanne and Monica


by Alex Lewin (MFA 08)
Directed by Lori Petermann

OPENS: Wednesday, 4/16 at 8 PM
Saturday, 4/19 at 8 PM
Tuesday, 4/22 at 8 PM
Saturday, 4/26 at 2 PM
Saturday, 4/26 at 8 PM

An acerbic young actress, Monica Grant, has been hired as the body double for Suzanne Baxter, sagging doyenne of the silver screen. But when Suzanne up and disappears, Monica must stand in for her in more ways than one.

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In the 157 Galbraith Theatre:

The Attic Dwellers


by Jennifer Barclay (MFA 09)
Directed by Adam Arian

OPENS: Saturday, 4/19 at 8 PM
Tuesday, 4/22 at 8 PM
Wednesday, 4/23 at 8 PM
Thursday, 4/24 at 8 PM
Friday, 4/25 at 8 PM

As a natural disaster ravages LA, two strangers find refuge in the attic of an abandoned house. But inexplicable noises rumble from below, the radio has a split personality, and the only exit has been sealed shut. A dark and twisted comedy about a toxic past that just won’t stay buried.

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Wading in the Water (a staged reading)**


by Maya L. James
Director TBA

Saturday, 4/26 at 10:30 AM

Galbraith Theatre (GH 157)

Set in the backwoods of Baton Rouge, “Wading in the Water” explores the harsh impact of Hurricane Katrina on an African-American family.

**Our MFA productions will be joined again this season by a staged reading of a new play from the winner of the second national Dr. Floyd Gaffney National Playwriting Competition on the African-American Experience

 

In the Molli & Arthur Wagner Bldg
Dance Studio #3

* The 2 one-acts below will be presented together *

The Strangest Fruit


A One-Act by Ronald McCants (MFA 10)
Directed by Isis Misdary

OPENS: Thursday, 4/17 at 8 PM
Friday, 4/18 at 8 PM
Saturday, 4/19 at 8 PM
Friday, 4/25 at 8 PM
Saturday, 4/26 at 2 PM

Inspired by true stories of Springfield, MO, a detective investigating a star basketball player’s lynching encounters two people who challenge his understanding of race, identity, and history’s legacy.

 

A Cure for Pain


A One-Act written by Stephanie Timm (MFA 10)
Directed by Tom Dugdale

OPENS: Thursday, 4/17 at 8 PM
Friday, 4/18 at 8 PM
Saturday, 4/19 at 8 PM
Friday, 4/25 at 8 PM
Saturday, 4/26 at 2 PM

A 21st century couple struggles to remedy their troubled relationship.  A Victorian doctor strives to heal a beautiful madwoman.  A group of abused internal organs contemplate their suffering and the role of pain in strengthening the body and the soul.

 

 

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