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McNeese Theatre is excited to announce our season for Spring 2021. With this special relaunch of McNeese Theatre, showings of “The Laramie Project” and “The Next Five Years” will be free of charge. Donations will be accepted.

The Laramie Project

“The Laramie Project” tells the story of a community shaken by violence after Matthew Shepard, a gay University of Wyoming student, was brutally killed in Laramie, Wyo. Following the brutal crime, theatre director Moises Kaufman and the Tectonic Theatre Group traveled to the town to interview residents to learn how the murder had affected the community. “The Laramie Project” is a compilation of those interviews and its characters are the townspeople. With each actor playing multiple roles, the play seeks to explore the capacity in people and communities for hatred and compassion, prejudice and tolerance.

Dates & TimesApril 15 @ 7:30 p.m.
April 17 @ 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Phone337-475-5040
Fax: 475-5063
LocationCash & Carry Building
Address801 Enterprise Blvd, Lake Charles, 70601

The Last Five Years

“The Last Five Years” is a musical that follows the five-year relationship of two characters, novelist Jamie Wellerstein and actress Cathy Hiatt, in conflicting chronological orders – Jamie’s story is told from their first meeting moving forward in time, while Cathy’s story is told in reverse, staring from the end of their relationship, with the characters only truly “meeting” on their wedding day. With compelling songs and conflicting perspectives, “The Last Five Years” brings a unique perspective how relationships face and struggle with the challenges of love, career, independence and commitment.

Dates & TimesApril 14 and 16 @ 7:30 p.m.
April 18 @ 2 p.m.
Phone337-475-5040
Fax: 475-5063
LocationCash & Carry Building
Address801 Enterprise Blvd, Lake Charles, 70601