November 06, 2007

The Advocate (Baton Rouge, Louisiana) November 4, 2007

German troupe will stop at LSU Monday

News Features staff
Published: Nov 4, 2007

German Theatre Abroad’s Road Theater USA will perform the dark comedy Start Up at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 5, at LSU’s Hatcher Hall Theatre.

The troupe is on a theatrical adventure in which five actors, two video artists and a support team are going across the country in a tricked-out school bus. They’re touring the world premiere of Start Up, which was specifically written for them by Roland Schimmelpfennig, one of Germany’s most-produced contemporary playwrights.

In Start Up, a crew of pranksters decide to sell German culture to Americans in an effort to earn a million euro, which is the same thing that German Theatre Abroad is doing as it travels the country.

The tour will go through 24 cities over seven weeks. They will travel 6,000 miles and perform in cities including Las Vegas, El Paso, Death Valley Junction and New Orleans before ending up in Los Angeles.

Tickets are $8 and will be available at the door only.

The New Orleans show will be at the Contemporary Arts Center, 900 Camp St. at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7.

Tickets are $20, general admission; $18, students and seniors; and $15, CAC members.
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