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A NEW ORLEANS HOLIDAY MUSICAL
Created by Leslie Castay and Ian Hoch
Book by Ian Hoch
Directed by Leslie Castay
Music Direction by Alan Payne
December 4 – 29, 2019
Back by popular demand with a revamp for a new year! This festive and raucous musical puts traditional holiday plays on notice! When circumstances beyond their control strand six strangers together at Benny’s Tavern in the French Quarter just two days before Christmas, they’re forced to find new ways to celebrate the season. Don’t miss Leslie Castay and Ian Hoch irreverent evening of song, comedy, and holiday cocktails, featuring an all-star cast of your favorite New Orleans entertainers.
By Bertolt Brecht
Translated by Ntozake Shange
Directed by Chivas Michael
Presented by the Southern Rep Theatre Acting Company Members
January 22 – February 2, 2020
Poet-Playwright Ntozake Shange (For Colored Girls) adapted Bertolt Brecht’s classic drama in 1980, transposing the action from Europe during the Thirty Years War to the American Southwest after the Civil War. Mother Courage struggles to survive the war by profiting from it, but ends up paying the ultimate cost.
The play, which earned Shange an Obie Award, has never been published or performed since its premiere in 1980. Now pulled from the archives at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture of the New York Public Library for this production, Shange’s adaptation puts a uniquely American spin on Brecht’s classic drama that forces us to ask how, in the darkest of times, do we survive with our humanity intact?
By Steve Yockey
Directed by Aimée Hayes
March 18 – April 5, 2020
In Partnership with the Saints & Sinners Literary Festival, a project of the Tennessee Williams / New Orleans Literary Festival
NNPN (National New Play Network) Rolling World Premiere
PLEASE NOTE: DUE TO UNFORESEEN CIRCUMSTANCES, THIS PRODUCTION IS CANCELLED. TICKET HOLDERS SHOULD CONTACT THE BOX OFFICE AT 504-522-6545.
REYKJAVIK is a series of interconnected vignettes featuring tourists mixing with the (sometimes supernatural) Icelandic locals. We eavesdrop on the private lives of lovers, hospitality workers, party goers, and even a really handsome bird or two. This play is a glimpse into a magical, dark, and sometimes violent world where everyone hopes to find love and joy beneath the glow of the Northern Lights.
By New Orleans playwright Pamela Davis-Noland
Directed by Helen Jaksch
May 13 – 31, 2020
In playwright Pamela Davis-Noland’s bold new imagining, Bayou Road stretches over 1000 years; her play illuminates the stories of the extraordinary peoples–famous or forgotten, real or imagined–who made their way along the old high ground from the Mississippi River toward Lake Pontchartrain, bringing news, plying wares, and settling into remarkably diverse communities along the ridge. The story of Bayou Road is the story of New Orleans in miniature, where many cultures meet, song and dance are integral to any tale told, and geography is inextricable from history. The play CHEMIN DU BAYOU seeks to capture that story through an interdisciplinary celebration of storytelling, song, and dance, developed out of historical research and present-day oral histories from current and former residents, retailers, and parishioners of St. Rose de Lima. Among others, the road has been home over the years to indigenous peoples, free people of color, Sicilian immigrants, Afro-Caribbean retailers, female business owners of color, and the long-integrated parish and school of St. Rose de Lima itself.
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