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Special Alert

McNeese Performing Arts: "Lizard" by Dennis Covington

The play LIZARD by Dennis Covington, based on his 1991 novel of the same name, is described as a coming-of-age story about 13-year-old Lucius Sims, a physically deformed boy who is nicknamed Lizard. The play explores what it means to be a family and how each one of us has a special strength and wisdom within us to overcome the judgmental views of others.

LIZARD is set in Southwest Louisiana and Birmingham, Alabama during the summer of 1976. The play references Lake Charles, Holly Beach, DeRidder, Leesville, DeQuincy, Rosepine and New Llano LA. Dennis wrote the novel after being stationed at Fort Polk in the early 1970's. The Alabama Shakespeare Festival (ASF) asked him to adapt the novel into a play in the early 1990's and the play was first performed at the ASF in 1994.

The novel and play LIZARD is described as an intriguing cross between Candide and Huckleberry Finn. While the story deals with a 13-year-old boy in the mid 1970's, some of its language may be unsuitable and offensive to audience members.

The 2016-2017 season of McNeese Theatre Bayou Players will feature three theater productions. Ticket prices are $15 for adults, $10 for McNeese faculty/staff, senior citizens 62 and older, youth (K-12) and teachers and free for McNeese students with a current ID. Season tickets are $45 for adults and $30 for McNeese faculty and staff, senior citizens and youth (K-12). All season tickets support McNeese theater scholarships.

For more information, call 475-5040.

McNeese Performing Arts: "Lizard" by Dennis Covington
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  • Sept. 28, 29, 30 & Oct. 1 at 7:30pm; Oct. 2 at 2pm
  • Tritico Theatre, McNeese State University
  • (337) 475-5028
  • Recurring daily
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