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Postponed: BANNERS SERIES: "Inside the Creative Mind" Rus Blackwell

Squires Auditorium Shearman Fine Arts

  • 4205 Ryan Street
  • Lake Charles, LA 70605
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  • Presented By: Banners At McNeese
  • Dates: April 30, 2020
  • Location: Squires Auditorium Shearman Fine Arts
  • Time: 7:00 PM
  • Admission: Free

[Updated: 03.16.2020 - Event Postponed]

Cultural Season 2020 has been postponed, with official cancellations now confirmed for the upcoming events featuring the Flying Balalaika Brothers and Jeff Boyer's Big Bubble Bonanza. Stay tuned to our website and Facebook ("Banners at McNeese State University") for updates on other shows, which will be considered on an individual basis as the situation continues.

Team Banners greatly appreciates your understanding and support. We look forward to the next time we cross paths in the lobby, and until then, stay safe!


Join acclaimed stage and screen actor / director / educator / producer Rus Blackwell as he gives an intimate insider glimpse of the passions, challenges and journeys of the creative soul. This event will include on stage examples of the performer’s process (willing audience members may even be pulled on stage to demonstrate!) and will give a behind the scenes look at what drives those drawn to theatre, film and to storytelling in its many manifestations.

Best known for his work as District Attorney Gordon Hopewell in the Cinemax series Banshee, Blackwell’s career spans 30 years and over 80 film and television credits as well as dozens of theatre productions. His resume includes work on the Award winning series The Walking Dead, Oscar and Emmy Award winning Monster and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, HBO’s Recount. Most recently, Blackwell played Cmdr. Lee Atkins on the A&E series Six.

Are you an impassioned lover of the arts or an aspiring filmmaker, actor, musician, writer, artist or producer? Are you simply an admirer of the arts? Come engage in an evening of creative inspiration!

This event is free and open to the public: FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED! Registration does not guarantee a seat.

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