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2017 Fall McNeese Theatre Roundup

2017 Fall McNeese Theatre Roundup

(August 14, 2017)  The Lake Area community is invited to meet the McNeese State University theatre program’s faculty, production directors and students at the annual Theatre Roundup at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 24, in Tritico Theatre.

Information will be available about the season’s productions, auditions and technical work and directors will give an overview of the upcoming theatre season and explain audition procedures.

The 2017-2018 season will begin with the production of American playwright Arthur Miller’s classic play “The Crucible.” Based on historical people and real events surrounding the infamous Salem witch trials and U.S. Sen. Joe McCarthy’s anti-communist “witch hunts” of the 1950s, the play demonstrates how rumors, superstition and hysteria can spawn the destructive power of socially sanctioned violence.  

The Crucible


The Crucible” will be presented Sept. 27 Oct. 1 in Tritico Theatre. Brook Hanemann will direct this American theatre classic.

The spring production, “The Teenage Project: Mythbusting Adolescence,” will focus on bringing understanding to one of the most misunderstood periods of every person’s life - the teenage years.
“This production is being created by community members of Southwest Louisiana,” says Charles McNeely, theatre director. “McNeese faculty, students and community members are invited to participate in writing the script.”

Teenage Project: Mythbusting Adolescence
The Teenage Project: Mythbusting Adolescence” will be staged March 21-25 in Tritico Theatre.

Fall auditions will be held at 4 p.m. Friday, Aug. 25, in the Tritico Theatre. A signup sheet and audition packet will be available in the lobby of the Tritico Theatre beginning Wednesday, Aug. 16. Auditions are open to all McNeese students, faculty, staff and area residents.

For more information about auditions and season tickets, contact Charles McNeely at 337-475-5041. 

Persons needing accommodations as provided by the Americans with Disabilities Act should contact the ADA Coordinator at 337-475-5428, voice; 337-475-5960, fax; 337-562-4227, TDD/TTY, hearing impaired; or by email at cdo@mcneese.edu