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Broomstick
Detroit
Suddenly, Last Summer
Boudin:The New Orleans
Music Project
The Lagniappe

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2014 - 2015 MAINSTAGE SEASON


BROOMSTICK
By John Biguenet
Directed By Lisa Wolpe
Featuring: Liann Pattison


In BROOMSTICK, a witch confesses all: her first love affair, how she discovered her powers, how she has used them. A completely unsentimental moralist who knows everything about the human heart—having been both its victim and avenger all her long life—she metes out inexorable justice, immune to our pleas for mercy, cackling at our excuses. In BROOMSTICK, whiners wind up in a casserole.

BROOMSTICK, the winner of a National New Play Network Continued Life of New Plays Fund award, will premiere at New Jersey Rep Company, Playwrights Theatre, Montana Repertory Theatre, and The Fountain Theatre. Southern Rep’s production will mark its regional premiere in New Orleans.

DETROIT
By Lisa D’Amour
Directed By: Aimée Hayes
Featuring: Jessica Podewell, Todd D’Amour,
Laura Friedmann, and Mike Harkins


In a first-ring suburb just outside a city that might be Detroit, Ben and Mary see sudden signs of life at the deserted house next door and invite their new neighbors Sharon and Kenny over for a barbecue. As the action unfolds we learn that Sharon and Kenny met at rehab, neither is employed, and they don’t own a stick of furniture. The quintessential American backyard party turns quickly into something more hilarious – and potentially more dangerous, too.

DETROIT was a finalist for the Pulitzer and Susan Smith Blackburn Prizes. The play premiered at the Steppenwolf Theatre Company in Chicago in 2010 and subsequently ran Off-Broadway at Playwrights Horizons in fall 2012. Detroit won the Obie Award for Best New American Play for 2013. Southern Rep’s production will mark its regional premiere in New Orleans.

Suddenly, Last Summer
By Tennessee Williams
In Partnership with the Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival
Directed By: TBA
Featuring: Brenda Currin


Considered one of Tennessee Williams' most poetic, sensual and evocative works, this“moral fable” set in the Garden District of New Orleans follows a wealthy New Orleans society matron, Violet Venable, who attempts to lobotomize her niece Catherine in a struggle to cover up the truth about her son Sebastian's sudden death. Venable temps a young doctor with the promise of a million dollar grant if he will perform the radical surgery. When the doctor tries to unravel the mystery of Sebastian's death, will Catherine share the shocking and terrible truth of what happened, or succumb to the pressure to protect the legacy of an influential and powerful family? Tennessee Williams’ autobiographical masterwork, SUDDENLY, LAST SUMMER, raises bold questions about mental illness, sexuality, guilt, brutality, and the search for truth.

BOUDIN:
The New Orleans Music Project
Curated by
Matt Callahan, Sean Daniels and Aimée Hayes
Featuring: Troi Bechet, and Clint Johnson


A brand-new play about one of the oldest New Orleans art forms – music! Southern Rep will ask locals of all stripes and backgrounds to respond to this question: “How has New Orleans Music Saved My Soul?” Funny, poignant, heartwarming, and jazzy, these true stories of New Orleanians’ personal histories will be hand-picked, harvested, mixed in
with local playwrights’ original vignettes, and then served up hot for the world-premiere production of BOUDIN: The New Orleans Music Project!

Featuring set pieces designed by local visual artists, musicians, and musician-actor greats like Troi Bechet and Clint Johnson who will perform the stories and play the songs that have touched so many of our lives, BOUDIN: The New Orleans Music Project will be a celebration of New Orleans’ musical heritage, the strength of our community, and an innovative, joyful way to “pass a good time” at the theatre.

LAGNIAPPE SERIES

 



 

Debauchery!
The Soap Opera

Location: Mid-City Theatre, 3540 Toulouse St.

Sometimes, the name says it all. Now in it?fs third year, this interactive monthly soap opera embarks on its sassiest, sauciest season yet! Join in on the drama as sisters Chanel and Cartier flounce and fight their way through a maze of outrageous exploits.

Tickets are still just $10 at the door!
And, yes, there will be cocktails.


 


 

6x6
6 Ten Minute Plays by Six Playwrights

Location: Mid-City Theatre, 3540 Toulouse St.

6x6 is a play slam that gives six playwrights only ten minutes of stage time each to take on one surprise theme.

6X6 will be on hiatus till October 2013

 


 

3X3
Location: Mid-City Theatre, 3540 Toulouse St

We ask featured playwrights to write a one-act play around a surprise theme. Three writers, three acts each, every three months.


 


 

PINTS & PLAYS
Location: The Rusty Nail, 1100 Constance St.

Southern Rep, in partnership with The Rusty Nail, brings you a monthly play reading in
the true spirit of New Orleans. Pints & Plays is back with a brand new season of daring
plays, dynamic actors and delicious drinks. Join us for a round or two!


 

 



 
 
 
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