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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,

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For Stage Center: Cabaret (Fraulein Schneider); Earleen is a long time  actor in Shreveport. Among her more recent and/or favorite roles are: ACT: In the Heights (Abuelia Claudia). Emmett Hook Center: Ann of Green Gables (Rachael Lynn). East Bank Theatre and MLP: Brighton Beach Memoirs (Blanche). East Bank Theatre: Our Town (Mrs. Webb). MLP: Angels In America (Ethel Rosenberg); The Cripple of Inishmaan (Kate Osbourne); Nunsense I and II (Sr. Hubert); Steel Magnolias (Truvy). Peter Pan Players: The Aristocats (Madame). SLT: Mornings at Seven (Ida Bolton); Beyond Therapy (Charlotte Walker).
Ben Lyons | JIM COWLES
For Stage Center: Red (Rothko); Noises Off (Selsdon); Edward Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (George). SLT: Comedy of Tenors; BRAVO! Award-winning turns in Lend Me a Tenor, and Moon Over Buffalo; It Runs in the Family, Hairspray (Wilber); MLP: August: Osage County (Sheriff); East Bank: Julius Caesar (Caesar), Twelfth Night (Malvolio); BPCC: Macbeth (Macbeth); Emmett Hook Center: Harvey (Elwood P. Dowd).


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!

For Stage Center as an actor: Curtains (Lt. Frank Cioffi); Green Day's American Idiot (Will); Peter and the Starcatcher (Prentiss); Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Pharaoh); Red (Ken); Cabaret (Emcee); A Christmas Story the Musical (Waiter); A Chorus Line (Greg); Ragtime (Mother's Younger Brother); as director: Alfred Hitchcock's The 39 Steps; Bonnie & Clyde. Mr. Salazar recently completed his 2017 artist-in-residency with SC. Mr. Salazar has been working in the Shreveport-Bossier Theatre community for about 10 years now.  He has studied at Bossier Parish Community College , Trinity Valley Community College, and Texas State University for Performance and Production of Theatre. Daniel has studied with Kathryn Gatley and Richard Poole at the Gatley Poole Conservatory in Chicago, IL where he went under a month long intensive of the Meisner Technique. The intensive included the Williamson Physical Technique for Actors and basic Meisner Technique training along with other voice and projection techniques, which he will continue this year. Mr. Salazar will be moving to Chicago this summer to pursue a career in film, television, and theatre. He would like to thank his fellow actors in the SBC theatrical community for all the love and support that has been given to him over the past few years! “I am extremely grateful and thankful for the amount of knowledge I have gained from the actors, technicians, and professors/teachers in this town who have taught me so much. I will forever be thankful for the town that brought me up in theatre!”
For Stage Center: Into the Woods (Jack's Mother); Disney's The Little Mermaid (Sister); A Christmas Story the Musical (Ensemble); Vanya & Sonia & Masha & Spike (Cassandra); Ragtime (Ensemble); The Civil War (Performer); 9 to 5 the Musical (Kathy); Elton John & Tim Rice's Aida (Ensemble). Her first stage production in the Shreveport area was with the award-winning Mahogany Ensemble Theatre where she played the roles of Dee Dee, Maggie and Miss Rosa in Shakin’ the Mess Outta of Misery.  Other acting credits include: Sister Act (Deloris Van Cartier), For Colored Girls... (Lady in Yellow), Once on This Island (Erzulie) and Four Little Girls (Ensemble). Ms. Pigford is a native of Hattiesburg, Mississippi. A lifelong scholar, she is graduate of the University of Mississippi (Ole Miss), Gonzaga University and Centenary College of Louisiana and is currently pursuing a doctoral degree in Educational Technology. Ms. Pigford currently works as 4th Grade educator at Meadowview Elementary.
Stage Center: Debut. Logan Sledge is a proud member of Actors’ Equity Association and the Screen Actors Guild. A Shreveport native, he received a BA in Theatre Arts from Centenary College before moving to California and receiving an MFA in Acting from California State University, Fullerton. Sledge remained in Los Angeles until 2008, doing film and commercial work. While working as an actor he also taught acting and voice and movement courses at California State University, Fullerton, Citrus College, and South Coast Repertory Youth Conservatory. Sledge has appeared in numerous River City Repertory Theatre productions, most recently being seen in Venus in Fur and True West. He is excited to making working on his first production with StageCenter. Sledge is now in his fourth year as Assistant Professor of Theatre at Centenary College of Louisiana.

*Mr. Sledge appears courtesy of Actors' Equity Association, the Union for Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.

"Black-comedy perfection."

—Hollywood Reporter

"Smart and funny and moving."

—NY Observer


Ben Lyons: a dying man

Rita Lyons: his wife

Lisa Lyons: their daughter

Curtis Lyons: their son

A Nurse

: a very attractive real-estate broker
Mr. Sledge appeared courtesy of Actors' Equity Association, the Union for Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.