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LMU Theatre Arts 2020-21 Mainstage Season

She Kills Monsters 

September 9, 10, 11, 12 - all 8pm
By Qui Nguyen
Directed By Kevin Wetmore 

Streaming Live via YouTube Live 

A comedic romp into the world of fantasy roll-playing games, the play tells the story of Agnes Evans, a young woman grieving for her deceased sister. The Evans sisters never were especially close, but after Tilly's death Agnes finds a notebook containing a game scenario created by her sister. 

She Kills Monsters is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.

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Mr. Burns – A Post-Electric Play   

October 17, 18, 19, 20 - all 8pm
by Anne Washburn 
Directed by Nenad Pervan 

In the comedic, satirical and topsy-turvy world of Mr. Burns a group of survivors recalls and retells "Cape Feare", an episode of the The Simpsons TV show shortly after a global catastrophe. The play then examines the way the story has changed seven years after that, and finally, 75 years later.  

Mr. Burns, a post-electric play is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc., a Concord Theatricals Company.

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Haunting of Hannon VIII: Hannon is Haunted! 

October 16, 9:00 pm
Written by Kevin Wetmore
Directed by Kevin Wetmore 

Streaming Live 

The annual haunted house takeover of Hannon Library by Theatre Arts will stream live on zoom.

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A Night of Black Excellence

October 24 & 25, 5:00PM

Curated by Theater in Color, this is a celebration of Black art, Black stories and Black lives! Presented with the support of the Theatre Arts Program and the LMU College of Communications and Fine Arts Deans Office.

Streaming Live via YouTube Live

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LOVE (Staged Reading) 

November 6, 8pm
By Kate Cortesi
Directed by Giselle Durand 

Streaming Live via YouTube Live 

This new work tackles sexual harassment in the workplace, exploring how accusations against a well-loved community member can affect all parties involved. An important story whose characters walk the line between abuse of power and consent, LOVE questions how to cope when the sensationalized becomes personal. 

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November 11, 12, 13, 14, 8pm
By Ellen McLaughlin
Freely adapted from the play be Aristophanes
Directed by Katharine Noon 

Streaming Live 

This fresh, fast-paced comedy, inspired by Aristophanes’ play, follows Lysistrata, an Athenian housewife, who calls for the women of Greece to help end the Peloponnesian War. She proposes a radical plan: all Greek women must refuse to engage in love making until the men see reason, lay down their arms and come home to lay down with their wives in peace. The women agree to make the sacrifice and all hell breaks loose as men wander the country in an agony of unsatisfied lust. Will Lysistrata and her crew accomplish what the politicians could not? 

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Love and Information 

March 24, 25, 26, 27
By Caryl Churchill
Directedy by Dana Resnick 

Streaming Live via YouTube Live 

Caryl Churchill's Love and Information is a kaleidoscopic play of short scenes addressing contemporary issues about knowledge, technology and communication, and our capacity for love.  

Love and Information is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc.

 **Ticketing information forthcoming

Diversity Awareness Picnic 

By Leah Nanako Winkler
Directed by Daphnie Sicre
April 28, 29, 30 and May 1 - All 8pm 

The play follows six employees of a university's tele-fundraising department facing tension, anger, true love, and candid speaking when they're forced to participate in a diversity awareness activity.