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33 Variations
Pride and Prejudice
The Totalitarians
The Night of the Iguana
The Lagniappe

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2013 - 2014 MAINSTAGE SEASON


33 VARIATIONS
Location: The Contemporary Arts Center,
900 Camp St.
September 11 – September 29

By Moisés Kaufman
Directed by Michael Cooper
Starring Maggie Eldred & Phil Karnell with Liann Pattison, Mike Harkins, Jessie Terrebonne Thompson, Silas Cooper and Randy Maggiore
Concert Pianist Dr. Chia-Hsing Lin


Southern Rep, in partnership with MESA Production Company, presents 33 VARIATIONS, an elegant waltz between past and present, fact and speculation, a mother and daughter, and art and life.

One of classical music's enduring riddles is why Ludwig van Beethoven devoted four years of his diminishing life writing 33 variations, known as the Diabelli Variations, (one of the greatest works ever composed for piano) based on a humble waltz. Two hundred years later, a modern-day music scholar is driven to solve the mystery even as her own health and relationship with her daughter crumbles. The result is an extraordinary American play about passion, parenthood, and the moments of beauty that can transform a life, accompanied throughout by a concert pianist performing one of the greatest sets of piano variations ever written.

33 VARIATIONS is being presented as an Educational & Awareness Campaign for The ALS Association of Louisiana/Mississippi Chapter and Team Gleason. Help create a world without ALS!

Bristles – like Beethoven’s music - with intelligence… humor and… honesty.
– Chicago Reader

Not to be missed!
- New York Magazine

 


PRIDE AND PREJUDICE
November 13-24, Ursuline Academy

Adapted by Jon Jory
Co-Directed by Jeffrey Gunshol and Aimée Hayes
Starring Ashley Ricord Santos as Elizabeth Bennet


In celebration of the 200th Anniversary of the Jane Austen novel of the same name, Southern Rep is thrilled to bring a new life to PRIDE AND PREJUDICE, the beloved story of Elizabeth, a strong-willed, independent woman and Mr. Darcy, a handsome man with a past that is more than meets the eye. Gossip, intrigue, and society snobbery are skewered in this fresh spin on a classic tale. Through wit, dance and music, PRIDE AND PREJUDICE is a playful romp about romance, morality, and the realization that sometimes, the only thing in the way of one’s happiness is oneself.

Exceptionally clear, funny and moving…
- San Francisco Chronicle

A treat…for fans of Austen's work… a great entrée for the uninitiated…
- Mark Turvin, Back Stage Newspapers

 

 

WORLD PREMIERE COMEDY
THE TOTALITARIANS
Location: Mid-City Theatre, 3540 Toulouse St.
January 29– February 23

By Peter Sinn Nachtrieb
Directed by Kenneth Prestininzi
Starring Judith Hawking

Originally commissioned by the National New Play Network in partnership with Full Stage USA at New Dramatists, and made possible by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Penelope Easter's dream is to serve her country and, with the help of her feisty new campaign manager, Francine Jefferson, she just might win her first election. Trouble looms though, when Francine's husband, Jeffrey, hooks up with a mysterious stranger. In a world of dishonesty, spin and deliberate manipulation, can more than one truth exist? No one is safe in the world premiere production of THE TOTALITARIANS, a play that finds the funny on the both sides of the aisle.

Mr. Nachtrieb…has a gift for darkly funny dialogue…
- The New York Times

There's exuberance and bounce in Nachtrieb's voice…
- American Theatre Magazine

 


THE NIGHT OF THE IGUANA
Location: Michalopoulos Studio, 527 Elysian Fields Ave.
March 11 – April 5

By Tennessee Williams
Directed by: Phil Karnell
Starring Mike Harkins and Aimée Hayes

A disgraced Reverend seeking refuge in alcohol and carnality. A woman of extraordinary grace who nonetheless feels forlorn and abandoned. In THE NIGHT OF THE IGUANA, troubled souls navigate faith, sex and sin in an attempt to save one another before they reach the end of their rope. On stage together for the first time since the award-winning A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE, Mike Harkins and Aimée Hayes star in the famous confession drama considered to be Tennessee Williams’ last great play.

Achieves a vibrant eloquence…
- New York Times

The Night of the Iguana [is] at the moving, tormented heart of the human condition.
- Time

 

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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