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July Events at Manship Theatre

Thursday July 7 and July 8, 2016 - 7:00 pm
The Lobster (2015)
Film Length: 1h 58min 
This Film is Rated: R

In a dystopian near future, single people, according to the laws of The City, are taken to The Hotel, where they are obliged to find a romantic partner in forty-five days or are transformed into beasts and sent off into The Woods. 

Staring: Colin Farrell, Rachel Weisz and Jessica Barden 

The Lobster is Lanthimos's first English-language film — Kinetta, Dogtooth, and Alps were all in his native Greek — but no aspect of his sensibility has been lost in translation. Rather, everything that made his prior works so distinctive and alarmingly entertaining is even more fully realized here: This isn't a sterile dystopia, but the clearest expression yet of the ascendant filmmaker's outré worldview. - Michael Nordin, The Village Voice

Friday July 8, 2016 at 7:30 pm - 7:30 PM
Family Dinner Improv Show (Hartley/Vey Studio Theatre)

This show is the equivalent of Rated R-ish. 17 and older please.

From those guys who brought you Spoof Night! with Films at Manship comes a brand new Improv Show.
Hang out with Baton Rouge's premier comedy troupe in our Hartley/Vey Studio Theatre for some live Improv Games. We have no idea what to expect, but there is only one way to find out.


Sunday July 10, 2016 - 2:00 pm
The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)

"Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas" is the movie this decidedly quirky filmmaker was fated to make. Part avant-garde art film, part amusing but morbid fairy tale, it is a delightfully ghoulish holiday musical that displays more inventiveness in its brief 75 minutes than some studios can manage in an entire year." - Kenneth Turan


Friday July 22  5:30 & 7:30pm

Manship Theatre Summer Musical Camp performance


Based on the iconic animated film, with an Academy Award-winning score by Alan Menken, Howard Ashman and Tim Rice, Disney’s Aladdin JR. is sure to send audiences soaring on a flying carpet ride filled with romance and adventure. When the street urchin, Aladdin, vies for the attention of the beautiful princess, Jasmine, he uses a genie's magic power to become a prince in order to marry her. Iago, Jafar, the Genie and more are here in Disney’s Aladdin JR., a musical adventure filled with magic, mayhem and the power of love.


Thursday July 28, 2016 - 7:30pm
Edwin McCain Acoustic Trio 
with special guest Luke Wade from NBC's The Voice 2014 Season

Sponsored by Long Law Firm

Over a million Dr. Phil viewers voted “I’ll Be” as the best wedding song ever written, VH1 calls it one of the “Greatest Love Songs of All Time”, it has received over 17 million plays on myspace alone. Even Justin Beiber posted his version on YouTube (he’ll still sing it during a concert now and again). The New York Times dubs Edwin the “great American romantic,” and his fans do certainly agree but it’s the FUN that brings them back to his concerts every single time he comes through town.


Tickets on sale April 5, 2016 at or by calling 225-344-0334.

Contact: John Kaufman



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