(October 29, 2012)

Marjorie Lyons Playhouse presents student-led production Next Fall

SHREVEPORT, LA — Centenary's Marjorie Lyons Playhouse presents Next Fall, the Tony-nominated Geoffrey Nauffts play on faith, loss, and unconditional love, for one weekend only, November 8-11. A trailer for the production is available online.

Next Fall poster

Directed by Centenary senior Barry James Acosta, the play will have audiences turning from laughter to tears as the characters examine difficult questions: What do you do when the one person you care about most does not believe in God? What do you do when your significant other of five years gets in a car accident that leaves him in a coma? Next Fall forces audiences to truly examine what it means to believe and how a lack of faith may prove costly.

Sophomore Nathan Gauthier leads the cast in the role of Adam, the writer-turned-school teacher who is unwilling to believe in God or religion. Freshman Jonathan Slocum stands by his side as the quirky, aspiring actor Luke, who wants nothing more than for Adam to believe in God. Senior Victoria Chavis provides comic relief and brutal honesty as Holly, Adam's best friend and Luke's boss at a candle shop. Senior Daniel Proveaux plays Brandon, Luke's ex-best friend. Completing the cast are Juniors Chelsea Hockaday and Robbie Oliva as Arlene and Butch, Luke's divorced and wildly mismatched parents. Following Luke's accident, these strangers are left waiting for news of his condition and are forced to rely on one another for comfort and support.

Showtime and Ticket Information

Next Fall runs for one weekend at the Marjorie Lyons Playhouse with performances November 8-11 at 8:00 p.m. and Sunday, November 11, at 2:00 p.m. Ticket prices are $15 for adults, $12 for seniors and military, and $10 for children under 12 and non-Centenary College students with a valid ID.

To purchase tickets or for more information, visit the Marjorie Lyons Playhouse online. Reservations can also be made at any time by leaving a message with the box office at 318.869.5242.