Theatre Louisiana Christian presents ‘Reckless’ by Craig Lucas

By Carmen Taffi, Wildcats Media

Theatre Louisiana Christian opens its last show of the 2023-24 season March 7 with the dark comedy “Reckless” by Craig Lucas.

“Why am I doing a Christmas play in March? Why not,” said tlc Artistic Director Tabitha Huffman. “One of the characters in the play says, ‘I’ve always wanted to live in Alaska because it’s always snowing, and Santa was up there so it must always be Christmas!’  I saw ‘Reckless’ at a festival when I was a student in the ‘90s and fell in love with this very kooky, dark comedy.  I knew I would produce this play someday, but it wasn’t until now that I had the students that perfectly fit the roles.”

On Christmas night Lloyd and Pooty Bophtelophti, played by senior music major Caleb Williams and senior theatre major Carmen Taffi, take in Rachel Fitsimmons, played by senior theatre major Colleen Andrews Williams. As Rachel tries to live a new life, unexpected road bumps and turns keep getting in the way.

“This show has been a wild ride!”  The script is all over the place and takes the audience for an insane ride,” Caleb Williams said. “This being my last show at LCU has been a tough pill to swallow, but man am I glad I get to go out with this show! I love my cast mates and Professor Huffman has been one of the greatest directors I’ve ever had! My love for the craft of theatre has only grown since performing here and my skill set has grown with it. I pray that this show can be a capstone not only for me but my fellow seniors performing on the stage with me.”

This will be the last show for three seniors, Caleb Williams, Carmen Taffi and Colleen Andrews Williams.

“Reckless” runs March 7-8 and 14-15 at 7 p.m. and March 9 and 16 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. in the Martin Performing Arts Center.

Tickets are $5 for LCU students, faculty and staff; $12 for senior citizens and non-LCU students and $15 for general admission. Groups of 10 or more can attend for $10. Tickets may be purchased online ahead of time.



Media Release     |    Jan. 25, 2024     |     Pineville, Louisiana
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