Self-reflective Lab Show Six concentrates on relationships

The LSU Department of Theatre will present Lab Show Six Tuesday through Sunday, April 16-21, in the Studio Theatre in the LSU Music & Dramatic Arts Building, Dalrymple Drive on campus. Performances will begin at 7:30 p.m. each evening with an additional 2 p.m. matinee on Sunday.

Lab Show Six is a work of devised theater, which is a branch of theater in which the performance emerges not through a standard written text or script, but through the collaboration of the design team and actors. The piece is rooted to the experience of how creation occurs through its environment, and how the environment affects art. As a piece is being created, the director synthesizes the material coming forth into a cohesive experience.

Director Peryn Schmitt says of the work, “For our audience, the show is a self-reflective piece concentrated with the workings of relationships both within you and without you. We are exploiting ideas of isolation, guilt, innocence, control and free will. The show is designed to allow for mixed interpretation, take from it what you want — we are concerned with narrating an experience over experiencing a narrative.”

Lab Show Six is an original work conceived by Schmitt, Devon Lamond, Ryann Pinkerton, and Adam Waguespack.

Tickets are $10 and can be purchased only at the door. For more information, call (225) 578-4174 .

LSU Department of Theatre