For the final production of the 2016—17 Lab Season, LSU Theatre presents two hilarious Christopher Durang shows in one bill, Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All for You and The Actor’s Nightmare.
Sister Mary Ignatius, a teaching nun who is much concerned with sin in all of its various forms, delivers a cautionary lecture to her charges. When she is joined by several former students, Sister Mary’s indignation rises as they begin to tell their disturbing, yet funny life stories. In the end there is mayhem and bloodshed but, with this, the unsettling feeling that, amid the laughter, some devastating truths have been told.
The Actor’s Nightmare begins with an actor, George, who learns that he must go on to replace a fellow actor immediately. Conceived as a companion piece to the author's award-winning short play Sister Mary Ignatius Explains it all for You (and providing for doubling by the same actors), this hilarious spoof details the plight of a stranger who is suddenly pushed on stage to replace an ailing actor.
Tuesday through Saturday at 7: 30 pm. Sunday at 2 pm and 7 pm at the Studio Theatre, Music and Dramatic Arts Building–LSU campus. $10. (225) 578-4174 or theatre.lsu.edu.