2013-14 Season

Tickets are $15 for general admission; $10 for senior citizens, students and LU faculty/staff; and $7 for LU students.

A View From the Bridge

Sept. 26 - 28, 2013 at 7:30 p.m.
Sept. 29, 2013 at 2 p.m.

Written by Arthur Miller
Directed by Steven Hoffman Jr.
University Theatre

The Department of Theatre and Dance presents Arthur Miller's A View From the Bridge, directed by student Steven Hoffman Jr., and starring assistant professor Joel F. Grothe as Eddie Carbone. Italian-American immigrant life in the 1950's textures this searing drama of love and revenge. Longshoreman Eddie Carbone is devoted to his wife, Beatrice, and to his niece, Catherine. When Beatrice's impoverished Sicilian cousins enter the U.S. illegally in the hope of finding work, Eddie gives them a helping hand. But when Catherine and one of the cousins fall in love, Eddie's affection for his niece turns into obsession.

Almost, Maine

Oct. 24 - 26, 2013 at 7:30 p.m.
Oct. 27, 2013 at 2 p.m.

Written by John Cariani
Directed by Brian LeTraunik
Studio Theatre

On a cold, clear, moonless night in the middle of winter, all is not quite what it seems in the remote, mythical town of Almost, Maine. As the northern lights hover in the star-filled sky above, Almost's residents find themselves falling in and out of love in unexpected and often hilarious ways. Knees are bruised. Hearts are broken. But the bruises heal, and the hearts mend—almost—in this delightful midwinter night's dream.

Fall Dance Concert

Nov. 8, 2013 at 7:30 p.m.
Nov. 9, 2013 at 2 p.m.

University Theatre
Guest choreographers and artists will enhance the varied dance offerings in this concert.

Uncle Vanya

Uncle Vanya

Feb. 27 - March 1, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.
March 2, 2014 at 2 p.m.

Written by Anton Chekhov
Directed and adapted in a new version by Joel F. Grothe

Originally produced in 1899, this classic play tells the story of the Voynitsky family living on a countryside estate and dealing with major political and social upheavals in Russia around the turn of the 20th century. Grothe's adaptation moves the action to Louisiana and examines the incredible cultural dichotomy of the region in the 1890s.

Filled with humor, hope and loss, Uncle Vanya has been translated and adapted thousands of times since its premiere and is widely considered one of the greatest plays of modern theatre.

Pictured: Chaz Romero as Astrov and Natalie Sell as Helen. Photo by Lauren Van Gerven.

Sweet CharitySweet Charity

April 10 - 12, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.
April 13, 2014 at 2 p.m.

Music by Cy Coleman
Lyrics by Dorothy Fields
Book by Neil Simon
Directed by Deena Conley
University Theatre

In Neil Simon’s popular musical, Charity Hope Valentine, a dance-hall hostess with a heart of gold and a past littered with bad relationships, finally finds love with Oscar, a naïve young man who knows nothing about how she earns a living. Originally directed and choreographed by Bob Fosse, Sweet Charity premiered on Broadway in 1966 and contains popular musical numbers such as Hey, Big Spender and If My Friends Could See Me Now. The production won the Tony Award for Best Choreography.

Spring Dance Concert

April 25, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.
April 26, 2014 at 2 p.m.

University Theatre

A full evening of dance, featuring premier and repertory works from faculty, invited guest artists and adjudicated student choreography.