Flannery O’Connor famously called the south "Christ-haunted," describing its people as still conceiving of humanity in theological terms. It's an apt description for a collection of short stories, to be performed by an ensemble cast of ten on the stage of the HopKins Black Box Theatre this month. These plays depict characters struggling with their various Christian identities. Not only does the ghost of Christianity reveal itself in each tale, but a creepy bunch of everyday “monsters” shows up too. Adapted and directed by Tracy Stephenson Shaffer, who taught a performance course focused on southern fiction last spring, and found the human struggle with religion to be a prominent theme. “My students were wonderful,” said Shaffer. “I wanted to continue to work with them and explore this theme, so we planned this public performance of a couple of our favorite stories.” Performances at 7:30 pm October 16—19, with a 2:30 pm matinee on October 20. 137 Coates Hall on the LSU campus. Leave the kids at home: the performance deals with mature themes and is not appropriate for little ones. (225) 578-4172 to reserve a spot.