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McNeese Theatre Bayou Players 2017-2018 Season

The 2017-2018 season of McNeese Theatre Bayou Players will feature three theater productions. Ticket prices are $15 for adults, $10 for McNeese faculty/staff, senior citizens 62 and older, youth (K-12) and teachers and free for McNeese students with a current ID. Season tickets are $30 for adults and $20 for McNeese faculty and staff, senior citizens and youth (K-12). All season tickets support McNeese Theater Scholarships.
  • The Crucible
  • The Secret Garden
  • Teenage Project: Mythbusting Adolescence

The Crucible

McNeese Theatre's 78th season will open with The Crucible by Arthur Miller. Brook Hanemann will direct this American Theatre classic. The play, written in 1953, "holds a mirror up to nature" and shows how Fear destroys Truth. Based on historical people and real events, The Crucible illuminates how fear and hysteria can spawn the destructive power of socially sanctioned violence. Written as a response to Senator Joe McCarthy's anti-communist "witch hunts" of the 1950's, Miller provides a searing portrait of a community that allows rumors and hysteria to govern its moral compass.
The Crucible
The Crucible
Times September 27-30 at 7:30pm
October 1 at 2:00pm
Phone 337-475-5040
Fax: 475-5063
Location McNeese Performing Arts Department
Tritico Theatre
Address 4205 Ryan St
Lake Charles, LA 70605
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The Secret Garden

McNeese State University's Department of Performing Arts Theatre Program is pleased to announce it's spring production, The Secret Garden by Pulitzer Prize-winner Marsha Norman and Lucy Simon Based on the Novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett, this beloved Victorian classic rings to life in an enchanting musical. Our story begins in India where a cholera outbreak takes Mary Lennox parents.
Mary is sent to live with her uncle, Archibald Craven, who resides in a secluded manor on the British moors. The hilltop estate is burdened by the spirits of the past and a long-suffering collection of souls. Mary discovers a secret garden, overgrown and locked away. Determined to revive the beauty that once was, Mary begins to peel away the layers of sadness that cover her home and her past, showing us the power a small girl can have when she wants to make things grow!
Directed By: Jessa Theriot Lormand, Musical Direction: Dr. Carol Lines, Conductor: Molly Bradford Jones
The Secret Garden
McNeese Performing Arts: "The Secret Garden"
Times February 7-10 at 7:30pm
February 11 at 2:00pm
Phone 337-475-5040
Fax: 475-5063
Location McNeese Performing Arts Department
Tritico Theatre
Address 4205 Ryan St
Lake Charles, LA 70605
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The Teenage Project: Mythbusting Adolescence

The spring theatre production kicks-off our new mission to bring understanding to something that is misunderstood by busting the myths about one of the most misunderstood periods of life. THE TEENAGE PROJECT: MYTHBUSTING ADOLESCENCE will show pre-teens, teens and adults how to navigate through the adolescent years. This production is being created by community members of Southwest Louisiana. A script is being written as part of the process and McNeese faculty, students and community members are invited to participate.
Teenage Project: Mythbusting Adolescence
McNeese Performing Arts: "Teenage Project: Mythbusting Adolescence"
Times March 21-24 at 7:30pm
March 25 at 2:00pm
Phone 337-475-5040
Fax: 475-5063
Location McNeese Performing Arts Department
Tritico Theatre
Address 4205 Ryan St
Lake Charles, LA 70605
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