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Theatre Arts and Performance Studies


"First Lady Suite (in Concert) " by Michael John LaChiusa

Event Start DateThursday, December 11, 2008 – Sunday, December 14, 2008
USD Black Box Theater (Camino Hall 131)
CostCost: fee

Theatre Arts presents an imaginative and irreverent look behind the scenes of the White House where first ladies Jackie and Mamie, among other historical figures, reveal themselves in song through four musical chamber pieces. "First Lady Suite (in concert)," a musical by Michael John LaChiusa, directed by guest artist, Carrie Klewin. 

On Friday, December 12, a post-show discussion will take place directly following the production of FIRST LADY SUITE (in Concert).  Titled “First Ladies on the Public Stage,” our discussion will explore will the construction of First Lady public personas by the media and in the popular imagination; the multi-valenced representation of women in the political sphere; as well as gender and power in contemporary American politics. 

Moderated by Monica Stufft, Ph.D., Theatre Arts, with featured respondents:

  • Noelle Norton,Ph.D., Political Science
  • Esteban del Rio, Ph.D., Communication Studies

Thursday, December 11, 7:30 p.m.
Friday, December 12, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, December 13, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, December 14, 7:30 p.m.

Tickets:  $11, general admission; $8, students and seniors.  Available at the Hahn University Center Box Office (619) 260-2727 two weeks prior to opening. Tickets also available one hour before curtain at USD Black Box. 

Seating is limited so early purchase of tickets is recommended.

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