Dark comedy that showcases family dynamics opens 92nd season

<p class="indent">“Marvin’s Room,” the next production of Lake Charles Little Theatre, holds a mirror up to family dynamics, the challenge of care giving and the urgency to heal family ties while there is yet time.</p><p class="indent">LCLT just wrapped up “The Mountaintop,” which portrayed Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in his hotel room the night before his assassination.</p><p class="indent">Productions of the 92nd season of Lake Charles Little Theatre are a retrospective of times past, according to Randy Partin, LCLT president.</p><p class="indent">“‘Marvin’s Room’ directs our attention to home,” Partin said. “Family is an ever evolving dynamic that should be a priority, regardless of whether ties are biological. Life is short.”</p><p class="indent">“Marvin’s Room” will be performed Friday, Saturday and Sunday Oct. 12-28. Friday and Saturday shows are at 7:30 p.m. Sunday shows begin at 2 p.m. James Johnson will direct.</p><p class="indent">“You can truly get a sense of Broadway at a Little Theatre production without having to travel to New York,” said Partin.</p><p class="indent">In November, LCLT’s “Winter Wonderettes” takes the audience to a 1960s small town hardware store Christmas Party, the challenge of finding a missing Santa and holiday hits sure to delight audiences of all ages.</p><p class="indent">Auditions for LCLT’s February 2019 production, the musical “Forever Plaid,” are Nov. 26 and 27. The show will feature four male actors/ vocalists. Auditions for “Bye Bye Birdie” are Jan. 7 and 8. It includes roles for all ages of actors/singers and dancers.</p><p class="indent">The Lake Charles Little Theatre was established by Rosa Hart in 1926. It is one of the oldest in the country and the second oldest in the state.</p><p class="indent">Ticket prices for adults are $15 to $20. Seniors, 65 and older pay $10 to $15. Students with a valid ID pay $10. Performances are at 813 Enterprise Boulevard. Members save up to 15 percent. Call (337) 433-7988.</p>

Jim Beam

Jim Beam column:State’s election system secure

Local News

Transfer of Mallard Cove Golf Course to Chennault complete

Local News

Maplewood schools will remain closed Thursday

Local News

Kinder Future Farmers of America collect, deliver fuel to Lafourche Parish

Local Business News

Disaster assistance request for SW La. makes it to budget

Local Business News

Area LyondellBasell plant receives ISCC PLUS certification

Local Business News

When it comes to headwear, Anne Monlezun and Kevin Mattingly have got you covered

Local Business News

Elizabeth Jimney column: Building a website that works for you

Local Business News

Names in the News: People shaping the future of Lake Area business

Local Business News

Few things please Chloun more than delighting diners with authentic Middle Eastern cuisine

Local News

Nicholas expected to weaken to a depression overnight

Local News

Nicholas weakening as it moves toward SW La.

Local News

Update: Today’s weather-related closures and cancellations

Local News

Nicholas expected to stall over SW La. Wednesday

Local News

Nicholas upgraded to category 1 hurricane

Local News

Weather-related Tuesday closures, cancellations

Crime

Nine arrested in what authorities describe as ‘gang shooting’

Local News

Calcasieu leadership: Tropical Storm Nicholas should not be taken lightly

Local News

LC city offices closed, trash service canceled Tuesday

Local News

Temporary closure of FEMA’s LC Recovery Service Center

Local News

COVID testing, vaccine sites closed Tuesday-Wednesday

Local News

Allen schools will be virtual Tuesday

Local News

Nicholas could turn into a hurricane before making landfall

Local News

Clearing debris from drainage laterals massive, costly