LSU Theatre presents its second lab show of the season, “Based on a Totally True Story,” written by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and directed by Scott Mitchell, with performances scheduled for Oct. 7-12 in the Studio Theatre in the LSU Music and Dramatic Arts Building, Dalrymple Drive, Baton Rouge.

A contemporary comedy that moves at the speed of lightning, “Based on a Totally True Story” chronicles the misadventures of 20-something New Yorker Ethan Keene. A semi-successful comic book writer by day, penning “The Flash” for DC Comics and a struggling playwright by night, Keene’s world is turned upside down when a veteran Hollywood producer decides she wants to turn one of Ethan’s unproduced plays into a big-budget horror movie — possibly starring Nicole Kidman.

With that tasty carrot clouding his vision, Keene struggles to be a loving, supportive giving partner to his boyfriend Michael Sullivan, a Village Voice reporter and budding novelist. On top of which, Keen’s lovable dad announces that he’s leaving Ethan’s mom for a married woman — and asks if he can please stay with his son until he finds a new place to live.

Hearts are broken, lessons are learned and dreams are deferred in this romantic comedy of manners.

Performances will begin at 7:30 p.m. with an additional 2 p.m. performance on Sunday. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased only at the door.

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