October 16-20 and October 23-27 | 7:30 PM
Howard Auditorium | Directed by Mark D. Guinn
KAB Man is an original one act play written by Professor Mark D. Guinn, in conjunction with Louisiana Tech’s Advanced Acting Class of 2010-2011. It is an action packed, fast paced show, featuring characters based off the Keep America Beautiful campaign and website, which is dedicated to informing citizens on the dangers of littering and pollution. The stakes are high for our heroes, KAB Man, Kee-La-Belle, and K-Linc, who must wrestle Louisiana from the grimy hands of the evil villain, Big Pollution, and his minions of muck. It is these eco-friendly warriors that protect our air, our water, and our baby pelicans, much to the chagrin of the League of Trash. The 2010 production of KAB Man garnered national acclaim, culminating in winning the Creativity and Outreach in Media Award from the Keep America Beautiful campaign. Louisiana Tech Department of Theatre is pleased to announce a grant from Keep Louisiana Beautiful (KLB) Inc. for its Fall, 2012 production of KAB Man
THE CAPITOL STEPS
October 9, 2012
“The Capitol Steps are what Washington would be like if everyone were smarter and could sing.” --P.J. O’Rourke, Humorist
Over 30 years ago, The Capitol Steps was formed when a group of Senate staffers set out to satirize their employers. 32 albums and countless features on CBS, ABC, NBC, PBS, and NPR later, their intelligently humorous brand of political satire has become the benchmark for comedians around the country. With material constantly updated to take on the current political climate, this is the perfect night out to prepare for the upcoming election. The Capitol Steps’ take on all comers--be they sitting presidents or challengers--and hold nothing back. Come and cast your vote for laughs!
Fights Before Christmas
December 4-8 | 7:30 PM
Stone Theatre | Directed by Mark D. Guinn
Fights Before Christmas is another showcase in the eight year Food Fights project. Food Fights were designed to showcase our top-notch stage combat training at Louisiana Tech with the service project of collecting and donating canned goods to the needy in our area. This has become a contest between other schools with stage combat departments to see who can collect the most cans. Canned goods are collected by our department as the ad- mission price for patrons to this event.
January 15-16 and 18-19 | 7:30 PM
Stone Theatre | Directed by Dr. Lisa Maxedon
Destiny…fortune….fate! Join us as we present “Opera Workshop 2013: Love and Luck.”
This year’s Opera Workshop is an evening of scenes and songs from classics both old and new in the American Musical Theatre canon.Pirates of Penzance, A Game of Chance, Gypsy, Beauty and the Beastand many other Broadway favorites are featured in this fantastic production! A true collaboration within the School of the Performing Arts, Opera Workshop showcases the talents of both the Music and Theatre department and gives you a night of unforgettable musical performances.
January 17, 2013
“...a gem made in heaven and polished to perfection.”
-- The Cleveland Plain Dealer
Formed in 2002, this flute, harp, and viola trio is named after Janus--the Roman god whose double-faced figure looks into the past and future simultaneously. Taking their cue from their namesake, the Trio has perfected the established and traditional sounds of their instruments, while also pushing their music forward to break new musical ground. The resulting sound is both strange and intimate, and will resonate with the listener long after the last note sounds. Join us for this unforgettable and remarkable evening!
St. Louis Brass Quintet
January 28, 2013
“...a wonderful ensemble, both in the technical sense and as an atmosphere that emanates from the stage.”
--St. Louis Post Dispatch
Founded in 1964, the St. Louis Brass Quintet is one of America’s longest standing brass quintets. Averaging over 40 concerts each year, the St. Louis Brass has had over 7 new pieces either written or specifically arranged for them. Featuring popular music from America’s rich history, composers like the Gershiwins, Cole Porter, Stephen Foster, and W.C. Handy the Quintet presents a performance that is truly a feast for the ears. You won’t want to miss out on this outstanding musical experience!
January 30-February 2 and February 5-9 | 7:30 PM
Stone Theatre | Directed by Paul B. Crook
After the death of her brilliant mathematician father from a prolonged mental illness, Catherine struggles with her self-identity in a world where she fears her own level of genius could bring on the same tragic demise as her father. In the midst of this she must convince her sister that she does not need to be taken away to an institution in New York and also prove to her father’s former student that the mathematical proof he found was actually written by her. Proof, by David Auburnis the winner of the Drama Desk Award, the Pulitzer Prize, and the Tony Award for Best Play.
March 11, 2013
“...a vibrant mix of virtuosity, energy, & empathy.”
--The Washington Post
Just in time for St. Patrick’s Day, Danu’ arrives to present traditional music and song from Ireland. From historic County Waterford, Danu’ is one of the leading traditional Irish ensembles performing today. For over a decade, this virtuoso group has performed around the globe, presenting, according to The Irish Times, a “spirit-raising concoction” for its audiences. The audience will be transported throughout the lands and years of Irish music for a moving and rewarding experience. Don’t miss out on the final performance of this fantastic LTCA season!
April 23-27 and April 30-May 4 | 7:30 PM
Stone Theatre | Directed by Nigel Poulton
Nikolai Erdman’s The Suicide, an absurdist Russian comedy written in 1928 and trans- lated by John Freedman, features a young, unemployed man who thinks he can solve his problems by learning to play the tuba. When his plan fails and he begins to consider suicide, the various segments of post-revolutionary Russian society - the artists, Intelligentsia, tradesmen and others - compete to exploit his death to further their individual causes. This production will bring in guest director Nigel Poulton, a master teacher in Biomechanics, from Brisbane, Australia.
Tech Tony Awards
May 11, 2013 7:30 PM
Glamour, glitz, and glitter! The Tech Tony Awards is a fast-paced, fun-filled evening that celebrates the accomplishments of the companies of each Stone Theatre production from the year. Join our students and staff as we honor the successes of the year and give a great big "Thank You!" to everyone who supported us this year!