“The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie” at Swine Palace


Swine Palace’s latest production is “The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie” based on the Muriel Spark novel of the same name. Set in the 1930s, the story follows the controversial and charismatic Jean Brodie as she teaches, molds, and manipulates young girls at the elite Marcia Blaine School. The divine Miss B seeks to clone them in her image as she indoctrinates them in a wide range of topics including the joy of sex, the glories of art and fascism, and the grandeur of adventure. But young girls become young women, friendships fracture, and soon betrayal and downfall loom. “The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie” asks, “How much power do teachers have over the lives of their students?”

Written by Jay Presson Allen and directed by Richard Holden, the play opens this Wednesday, February 13, with a special pay-what-you-can performance, and runs through February 24. Tickets are

  • Adult  $18.00
  • Senior/Faculty/Staff  $15.00
  • Student  $12.00

Performances are in the Shaver Theatre in LSU’s Music and Dramatic Arts Building. All shows are at 7:30 p.m. except for 2:00 p.m. matinee performances on Sunday the 17th and 24th. Recommended for adults and older teens.

Check out the Swine Palace InfoGuide for costume sketches and more!

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