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LMU Theatre 19-20 Mainstage Season

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The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui 

October 11-13 & 17-19 @ 8pm, STRUB 
by Bertolt Brecht
Directed by Jim Holmes 

Subtitled “A Parable Play,” Brecht’s political satire chronicles the rise of Arturo Ui, a fictional mobster in Chicago in the thirties who attempts to dominate the cauliflower market through violence, fear, intimidation and threats. An allegory for the rise of Adolf Hitler, the play is a stunning and savage indictment of demagoguery. 

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The Wolves

November 1-2 & 6-9 @ 8pm, BARNELLE
November 3 @ 3pm & 8pm, BARNELLE 

by Sarah DeLappe
Directed by Dana Resnick 

A finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 2017, DeLappe’s play begins as a girls indoor soccer team warms up. From the safety of their suburban stretch circle, the team navigates big questions and wages tiny battles with all the vim and vigor of a pack of adolescent warriors. A portrait of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness for nine American girls who just want to score some goals. 

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Staged Reading: Detained 

December 6-7 @ 8pm, BARNELLE
by France-Luce Benson

A docudrama that explores the rippling impact of mass deportations; based on interviews with immigrants and family members who have been held in immigration detention centers and/or deported; as well as immigration attorneys, a former immigration judge, and an attorney for DHS, among others. 

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In the Heights 

February 20-23 & 27-29 @ 8pm, STRUB 
Music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda and book by Quiara Alegría Hudes 

A celebratory musical from the creator of the award-winning sensation Hamilton: An American Musical, In the Heights narrates the story of three days in Washington Heights in New York City. In this predominantly Latinx neighborhood, a storeowner chronicles the highs and joys, joys and heartbreaks of the community. 

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She Kills Monsters

March 26-29 & April 1-4, BARNELLE 
by Qui Nguyen
Directed by Kevin Wetmore 

A comedic romp into the world of fantasy role-playing games, She Kills Monsters tells the story of Agnes Evans as she leaves her childhood home in Ohio following the death of her teenage sister, Tilly. When Agnes finds Tilly’s Dungeons & Dragons notebook, however, she stumbles into a journey of discovery and action-packed adventure in the imaginary world that was Tilly’s refuge. 

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New Works Festival 

April 30-May 2, BARNELLE 

4/30 - 8pm

5/1 - 8pm

5/2 - 2pm & 8pm

Our season closes with the annual performance of new plays written, designed, directed and performed by LMU Theatre Arts students. See the stars and writers of tomorrow today! 

FREE!

ADDITIONAL EVENTS

The Haunting of Hannon VII: Dead in the West

October 18 & 19, starting at 8pm, Hannon Library 
Family-Friendly Version: October 19 starting at 2 pm
by Kevin Wetmore
Directed by Neno Pervan 

Join Samuel Clemens as he guides you on a tour of the ghosts, monsters and horrors of the old (and new) west. Inspired by Mark Twain’s travel writing (the subject of the Hannon Library Special Collections exhibition this fall), LMU Theatre Arts once again haunts the library and promises thrills, chills and screams in the stacks once more. 

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