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Laville Theater Night: SPILL

Honors College students attend the theater together
When Mar 23, 2014
from 02:00 PM to 04:00 PM
Where Swine Palace Theater
Contact Name
Contact Phone (225) 578-2479
Attendees Honors College students
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LSU's Swine Palace theater presents the world premiere of SPILL, a play and visual installation inspired by the aftermath of the Deepwater Horizon/BP oil spill. Co-created by playwright Leigh Fondakowski and visiual artist Reeva Wortel, SPILL is based on interviews conducted with south Louisiana residents in the aftermath of the environmental disaster, considered to be one of the largest in US history. Fondakowski and Wortel spoke with and photographed Gulf fishermen, political figures, clean-up workers, and the family and friends of those who perished in the disaster. The photographs are displayed as life-size portraits in an art installation accompanying the play and are intended to extend the life of the production beyond the walls of the theater.

SPILL tells the story of the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon rig and its ongoing impact upon Louisiana's coastal communities and marine life. The production explores the area's rich culture, the resilient nature of its residents, and the true environmental cost of unending human expansion. 

All Honors students are encouraged to attend the 2PM performance on Sunday, March 23. The issues tackled by SPILL relate directly to those explored in the 2013 Honors Shared Read, Hot by Mark Hertsgaard. Students currently living in Laville can attend the March 23rd performance for free, and should contact Amy Gardner in Laville 1225 or at 225-334-2410 for tickets or more information. 

Students will meet at 1:30PM in the Laville lobby to walk together to the performance. Following the performance, there will be a conversation with the director and cast of SPILL.