A Savage Comedy About a Dying Breed.
An outrageously funny and stirring work, THE LYONS is about a family grappling with the impending death of its patriarch. When Ben Lyons' wife, Rita, and their grown children gather to say goodbye, they learn that despite being a family, each of them is utterly isolated. Afraid of closeness and afraid of solitude, they are propelled into foreign territory
Opened: February 1, 2018
Closed: February 4, 2018
Location: The Engine Room at ARTSTATION,
A Play by
Directed & Designed |
Production Stage Manager & Scenic Artist |
Lighting Design |
Lisa Lyons | MARY KATE McLAURINE
For Stage Center: Curtains (Niki Harris); Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Levi's Wife). Ms. McLaurine is our 2018 Artist-in-Residence as well as a staff member at our School of Performing Arts where she has served as the producer and co-director of Junie B. Jones The Musical, and musical director for both Shrek The Musical, and Elf The Musical Jr. Ms. McLaurine is a native of Tuscaloosa, AL with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Musical Theatre from the University of Montevallo. She studied piano at the Birmingham Southern College Conservatory of Music, and voice at the Amy Murphy Studio in Birmingham, AL. Before moving to Shreveport, she spent three years working for the Missoula Children's Theatre, where she directed and taught students in over 30 US states, Canada, Japan, and South Korea. Now at home in Shreveport, she teaches the Talented Theatre Program for Desoto Parish Schools, and works with Stage Center as a voice, piano, and acting instructor. She is so grateful to be a part of the Stage Center family!
*Mr. Sledge appears courtesy of Actors' Equity Association, the Union for Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.
"Smart and funny and moving."
THE LYONS CAST
Rita Lyons: his wife
Lisa Lyons: their daughter
MARY KATE McLAURINE
Curtis Lyons: their son
Brian: a very attractive real-estate broker