Department of Theatre & Dance
Box Office: (409) 880-2250
Tickets: $10 general admission; $7 for senior citizens, students and LU faculty/staff;
and $5 for LU students.
A Doll's House
By Henrik Ibsen, adapted by Frank McGuinness
Sept. 29 30, Oct. 1, 3 5, 2010
All performances have a curtain time of 7:30 p.m., except Sunday, which has only a
2 p.m. matinee.
One of the most controversial plays of the nineteenth century, A Dolls House depicts a young
housewife desperate to escape her dependency
on her husband. In order to save him from debt, she commits an unthinkable act; the
revelation of that act leads to the unraveling of
relationships and a climax that shocked audiences when the play was first produced. The
themes of marriage, feminism, friendship, and
family that reverberate in the wake of that climax are still pertinent today.
Click here to learn more: press release.
A Lesson Before Dying
By Romulus Linney, based on the novel by Ernest J. Gaines
Directed by Ron Zank
Nov. 3 7, 2010
All performances have a curtain time of 7:30 p.m., except Sunday, which has only a 2 p.m. matinee.
A young black man, Jefferson, is condemned to death in 1948 Louisiana. At the trial his lawyer, trying to save his life, called him no
a human being than a hog. In prison, Jefferson acts like one, insisting that he will be dragged like that hog to his death in the
chair. His godmother asks a schoolteacher to teach him to die with dignity. That teacher confronts the condemned man and his own
as a black man as execution day arrives. Click here to learn more: press release.
Fall Dance Concert
Nov. 18 19, 2010, 7:30 p.m.
A full evening of dance featuring premier and repertory works from faculty, invited guest artists and adjudicated
"Bard on the Bayou:" The Tempest
Thursday, Feb. 17, 7:30 p.m.
Friday, Feb. 18, 10 a.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 19, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, Feb. 20, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
**Running time is approximately one hour.**
By William Shakespeare
Adapted by Don Fleming
Directed by guest artist Nathanael Johnson
Scenic design by guest artist Scott Pask
This is the first offering in a new Lamar University Artistic Series, Bard on the Bayou.
Widely recognized as Shakespeare's farewell
to the stage, The Tempest depicts the adventures of the powerful magician Prospero, banished
by his brothers from Italy to live on an
island with his daughter, Miranda; his servant monster, Caliban; and his helpful spirit Ariel.
When a ship carrying Italian royalty,
including his brothers, crashes on the island, the complications ensue. This fantastical adaptation
for young audiences is suitable for
ages 10 and up.
Spring Dance Concert
April 7 8, 2011, 7:30 p.m.
Choreographers present a variety of dance works, with choreographic styles ranging from ballet, jazz, modern, tap, musical theatre, improvisation and hip-hop, and performed primarily by Lamar students.
Beaumont's Babe: A Sportrait of Babe Didrikson Zaharias
Thursday, April 28, 7:30 p.m.
Friday, April 29, 1 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 30, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, May 1, 2 p.m.
Directed by Ron Zank
Born in Port Arthur, raised in Beaumont, Mildred "Babe" Didrikson Zaharias is considered to be one of the greatest female athletes of the 20th century. A basketball champion who achieved Olympic gold in track and field, Babe also won multiple golf championships and blazed the trail for women in sports. This original work, created by the students of Lamar, will draw upon her life and words to celebrate the centennial of this southeast Texan through scenes, songs, dance and athletic activity.
Directed by Ronald Zank