Centenary theatre department presents “Incendiary” January 28-30

SHREVEPORT, LA — The Centenary College Department of Theatre presents Adam Szymkowicz’s 2017 play Incendiary at the College’s Marjorie Lyons Playhouse later this month. The piece will be staged as a radio play, complete with Foley artists producing live sound effects onstage in front of the audience.

Due to current safety regulations, attendance is restricted to Centenary students, faculty, and staff only and limited seating is available at each show. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis and the house will open 30 minutes prior to the start of each performance.

Incendiary will be presented Thursday, January 28 through Saturday, January 30, with performances at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday and a 2:00 p.m. matinee on Saturday.

Incendiary blends dark comedy, romance, and detective thriller elements into a production that Chicago Theater Beat described as, “Hilariously ornate in the best world-weary, film-noir fashion.” Elise, a fire chief who is secretly an arsonist, falls for Jake, the detective assigned to investigate the mysterious fires she is setting. While Elise’s therapist, Carrie, tries to convince her to abandon her fire-setting ways, Carrie’s husband, Gary, has some secrets of his own.

Centenary’s production of Incendiary will be guest directed by Pia Wyatt from Northwestern State University. Wyatt is professor of theatre and dance at NSU and vice-chair for Region VI of the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival. She is a professional educator, director, and choreographer who has worked extensively in Canada and the United States as well as internationally.

For more information, visit centenary.edu/playhouse.


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