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Spill

March 12-March 30 2014

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SPILL is a play and visual installation inspired by the aftermath of the Deepwater Horizon/BP oil spill, widely perceived as the largest environmental disaster in U.S. history. The project is the co-creation of playwright Leigh Fondakowski and visual artist Reeva Wortel and is based on interviews with residents of South Lousiana in the wake of the spill. The art installation is a series of life-sized portraits of those interviewed and is intended to extend the life of this story past the final scene in the theatre. The artists began interviewing in March 2011, speaking with a broad array of Louisiana citizens including Gulf fishermen, political figures, clean up workers and the friends and families of those lost in the Deepwater Horizon tragedy. SPILL tells the dramatic story of the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon and the impact on the coastal communities and marine life of Louisiana.  This production explores the rich culture of Louisiana and the resilient nature of its inhabitants in the face of natural destruction and tragedy.  Expressing the fundamental story of man versus nature, at the core of SPILL is the question, what is the true human and environmental cost of oil?

Performances at the Reilly Theatre, located on Tower Drive near the South Gate of the LSU campus

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Written By: Leigh Fondakowski and Reeva Wortel

Directed By: Leigh Fondakowski

Performances at the Reilly Theatre

Single Ticket Prices

  • Adult $28.00
  • Senior/Faculty/Staff $19.00
  • Student $15.00
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