Announcing Southern Rep’s 2018-19 Mainstage Season

All productions currently scheduled for Southern Rep’s new home at 2541 Bayou Road, New Orleans.



By Lucas Hnath
Directed by Aimée Hayes
October 3 – 21, 2018

You can’t go home again. (Or can you?)

When Nora knocks on the door of the house she left 15 years ago, the whole family is in for a surprise. A bold comedy that’s both insightful and heartfelt, A DOLL’S HOUSE, PART 2 deftly navigates an emotional obstacle course of regret, recrimination, and reconciliation.

“Smart, funny and totally engrossing”
—The New York Times



Created by Leslie Castay & Ian Hoch
Book by Ian Hoch

Directed by Leslie Castay
Musical Direction by Alan Payne
November 28 – December 23, 2018

New Orleans’ first blizzard has the city in the midst of a world gone mad! 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. Hunker down for the holidays and enjoy MANDATORY MERRIMENT: A NEW HOLIDAY MUSICAL — or else!

Leslie Castay’s cabaret sensibility is “smoothly sophisticated.”
— The Times-Picayune

Hoch is “charismatic, multifaceted.”
— The New Orleans Advocate



By Sarah DeLappe
Directed by Aimée Hayes
January 9 – February 3, 2019

We. Are. The. Wolves.

Sarah DeLappe’s Pulitzer Prize finalist debut play took New York by storm with its utterly fresh point of view. As a team of nine young women gears up for battle on the soccer field each week, their individual stories emerge. Physically astonishing and emotionally compelling, THE WOLVES is a precisely drawn portrait of adolescent fear, fury, and ferociousness.

“One of the year’s best plays (2016)”
— The New York Times



By Christina Quintana
Directed by Estefanía Fadul
March 27 – April 14, 2019

In partnership with Saints & Sinners Literary Festival, a project of the Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival

Sometimes, to go forward you have to look back.

Facing the loss of her Cuban-born mother, lifelong New Yorker Zelia struggles to center herself. As she digs into her legacy, she learns of her tía-abuela, the great-aunt who remained in Cuba for the love of another woman. Echoes of the past inform Zelia’s own relationship with her wife and her struggle to place herself between worlds in New Orleans native and 2017 Kilroys List playwright Christina Quintana’s evocative new play.



Written by and Starring Troi Bechet
May 8 – 26, 2019

My hands, my feet, I throw my whole body to say all that is within me.

New Orleans’ own Troi Bechet brings a legend to life in this new celebration of the Queen of Gospel. From her early days in a shotgun shack in New Orleans to her international success as a singer and civil rights leader, Mahalia Jackson journeyed in faith and courage. An evening of story and song illuminates the struggles and triumphs of this home-grown American icon.

Bechet is “intense, incandescent.”
— The New Orleans Advocate

*All details subject to change, including prices, locations, personnel, and dates.

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