Suddenly, Last Summer
Boudin:The New Orleans
Music Project
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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.

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.



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.


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.





The Soap Opera

Pat Bourgeois brings you DEBAUCHERY!, a soap opera about a wealthy, eccentric family just trying to find love, family, and infamy in New Orleans. Come join the fun and find out: Will Buff tell Cartier that he's really Nick – long lost husband of her sister, Chanel? Will Chanel continue her marriage to dull, predictable Larsen, or will she consummate her coitus-interuptus honeymoon with Nick, who is now Buff? And, if Buff was impotent during his marriage to Cartier, who fathered the twins?

Showing monthly at Mid City Theatre, 3540 Toulouse Street. For more information call 504 522 6545 or follow the family on FACEBOOK!

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



Six passionate playwrights,
six unpredictable plays, one wild hour

Southern Rep presents a new season of 6x6, a playslam of inventive proportions. Given only ten minutes of stage time, can each of the six featured playwrights take on their surprise theme and win us over in the process? Every event, a new theme and new answer!  Please put at the bottom of description: Showing monthly at Mid City Theatre, 3540 Toulouse Street. For more information call 504 522 6545.




The big brother of 6x6 takes the play slam format further! We ask featured playwrights to write a one-act play around a surprise theme. Three writers, three acts -- every three months! Please put at the bottom: Showing quarter-annually at Mid City Theatre, 3540 Toulouse Street. For more information call 504 522 6545.



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