LSMSA invites community to free theatre performances

The Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts (LSMSA) Theatre Department invites the community to RSVP for their performance of two one-act plays, The Unseen Hand and Icarus’s Mother, both written by the late Sam Shepard. Performances will be at 7 p.m. from Wednesday through Friday evenings, Nov. 8-10, and at 7 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 12 in the school’s Blackbox Theatre in the CPT. All shows are free and open to the public, but due to limited seating, reservations must be made in advance at

Both shows contain intense scenes which include guns and sounds of gunfire, flashing lights, some aggressive language, discussion and examples of bullying and domestic abuse. The shows would likely merit a PG-13 rating in a movie theatre.

LSMSA, recently ranked in the top 1% of high schools by Niche and named a World’s Best Boarding Schools by Fortune magazine, is a tuition-free, public high school for high-achieving rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors with a nominal room and board fee to cover housing, meals, and campus activities. The LSMSA Foundation offers assistance for families in need to ensure no eligible student is denied the school’s 40-year legacy of a premium college-level living/learning experience. For more information about the Louisiana School or to submit an application for the 2024-25 academic school year, visit