Outlook

Theatre L'Homme Dieu offers summer theatre at its best

Thursday, March 29, 2007

Theatre L’Homme Dieu has offered SCSU students the magic of summer stock experience for 46 successful seasons on the banks of Lake L’Homme Dieu near Alexandria.

Students earn academic credits, mingle with professional actors and learn from SCSU Department of Theatre, Film Studies and
Dance faculty. They also gain experience in every aspect of theatre as they build and tear down sets, rehearse day and night, share domestic duties and take care of logistics like directing traffic.

The theater, a partnership between SCSU and Alexandria community theater supporters, opened its first season in 1961 with a production of Philip King’s classic British farce, "See How They Run."

The summer theater campus – a former fishing camp built in the mid-1920s – includes seven buildings on 18 acres. Plays are performed in a cement block building that was hastily constructed prior to opening night that first summer. The theater’s sloping design and European-style seating allow a clear view from every seat.

During the inaugural 10-play season summer storms and torrential rains flooded the theater and damaged patrons’ vehicles. But nearly 10,500 people from 38 states saw the 1961 productions staged at Theatre L’Homme Dieu, beginning another tradition of excellence and opportunity for SCSU students.

Beyond the Rainbow
June 19-23, June 26-30

You Can’t Take it With You
July 3-7, July 10-14

Little Shop of Horrors
July 17-21, July 24-28

Biloxi Blues
July 31-Aug. 4, Aug. 7-11

Details at www.tlhd.org

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