A total of 1,786 degrees were awarded during the UL Lafayette’s 161st Commencement ceremonies Friday at the Cajundome and Convention Center.
UL Lafayette’s Performing Arts Department and PASA are joining forces for three upcoming summer performances at Burke Hall on campus.
The productions are billed as “Once Upon a Time,” exploring fun, fantasy and fairy tales. They include:
Into the Woods by James Lapine and Stephen Sondhiem. This production is a Tony award winning musical twist on the classic fairy tale characters Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, the Baker’s Wife, Jack and the Beanstalk and Rapnuzel. Performances are July 23, 26-30 and Aug. 4 and 6 all starting at 8 a.m. Also, on July 29 a performance will be held at 10 a.m. and on July 30 at 1 p.m.
Rutherford Wolf by Thomas Hischak. This production is a playful satiric comedy adventure performed by youths for youths. It is about a gentle, vegetarian Rutherford, the wolf, who moves out of the woods to escape his allergies and encounters many adventures on his way to the city. Performances are set for 10 a.m. on July 22, 23, 26, 27 and 30; at 7 p.m. on July 25 and at 6 p.m. on Aug. 6.
A Midsummer Night’s Dream by Shakespeare. This beloved fantasy of fairies, love and mischievous hi-jinks is about falling in and out of love only to find your true love and marry them before the stroke of twelve. Performances are set for Aug. 3, 5, 11, 12, 13 at 8 p.m. and Aug. 6 at 3 p.m.
These plays will delight audiences with dance, music, comedy and fun for the whole family. Tickets are available at the UL Lafayette Student Union and at the door.
For more information about tickets, call (337) 482-6940.