Swine Palace
Premier Professional Theatre of Baton Rouge

2018-19 Season


Introducing our 2018-19 Season! 

In the coming year Swine Palace is thrilled to present a season filled with stories that pulse with life. From a boy living with Autism in London, England to the inhabitants of a dilapidated motel located just off our very own Airline Highway, Swine Palace continues to tell stories that represent the vast and diverse human experience. 

Join us as we explore how we has humans Find Our Families,
be they the family we are born into or the family we choose!


The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

based on the novel by Mark Haddon, adapted by Simon Stephens
directed by Rick Holden
September 19-30, 2018 in the Shaver Theatre

15 year old Christopher has an extraordinary brain: He is exceptional at mathematics but ill-equipped to interpret everyday life. He has never ventured alone beyond the end of his road, he detests being touched, and he distrusts strangers. Now it is 7 minutes after midnight, and Christopher stands beside his neighbor’s dead dog, Wellington, who has been speared with a garden fork. Finding himself under suspicion, Christopher is determined to solve the mystery of who murdered Wellington, and he carefully records each fact of the crime. But his detective work, forbidden by his father, takes him on a thrilling journey that upturns his world.


Airline Highway

by Lisa D’Amour
Directed by Joy Vandervort -Cobb
March 20-31, 2019 in the Reilly Theatre

In the parking lot of the Hummingbird Motel, off the titular highway near New Orleans, the hotel’s residents have gathered to celebrate the life of Miss Ruby, an iconic burlesque queen who has been a mother figure to them all. Miss Ruby’s life is nearing its end, and she requests that her funeral takes place while she is still alive so she can attend the festivities. As the Mardi Gras-esque celebration continues into the night, the stories of the residents, their pain and disappointments unfold.



We would also like to share the productions coming to the
LSU Mainstage this year...


The Diary of Anne Frank

by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett; adapted by Wendy Kesselman
Directed by Sanaz Ghajar
November 7-18, 2018 in the Reilly Theatre

It’s July 1942 in Amsterdam and Jewish citizens are being rounded up by the Nazis. To escape this religious persecution, the Frank and van Daan families seek refuge with their Christian business associates and friends, Mr. Kraler and Miep Gies. As they spend the next two years in hiding, 13-year-old Anne Frank chronicles her daily life in her diary, including everything from the extraordinary to the mundane. As the world around her devolves into chaos, Anne reflects on her life and the impact she’s made in her short life.



Our Town

by Thornton Wilder
Directed by Shannon Walsh
February 13-24, 2019 in the Shaver Theatre

Described by Edward Albee as “…the greatest American play ever written,” the story follows the small town of Grover’s Corners through three acts: “Daily Life,” “Love and Marriage,” and “Death and Eternity.” Narrated by a stage manager and performed with minimal props and sets, audiences follow the Webb and Gibbs families as their children fall in love, marry, and eventually – in one of the most famous scenes in American theatre – die.