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Theatre at Southeastern’s production of “Captain Louie, Jr.” to bring nearly 4,000 local students to campus

April 1, 2024

Theatre at Southeastern will present 12 performances of “Captain Louie, Jr.” in Montgomery Auditorium this week, bringing nearly 4,000 local elementary school, Head Start, and daycare students to the campus of Southeastern Oklahoma State University.

There are three performances each day on Monday, April 1, through Thursday, April 4, with the first 11 shows dedicated to young audiences from around the area.

There will be a public performance on Thursday, April 4, at 7 p.m., with tickets available at the door for $2.

The production of “Captain Louie, Jr.” is a presentation of the American Association of University Women and Theatre at Southeastern.

Based on the children’s book, The Trip by Ezra Jack Keats, and featuring a score by Grammy Award-winning composer, Stephen Schwartz, Captain Louie JR. is a delightfully fresh and touching story about friendship — the ability to make new friends… and the importance of old ones.

Louie has just moved to a new town and is nervous about making new friends. Alone in his room, he takes flight in his imagination, back to his old neighborhood, where he spends Halloween with his colorful crew of chums. Over the course of trick-or-treating and being introduced to the new kid in that neighborhood, Louie discovers that making new friends is nothing to be afraid of.