We are pleased to announce our 2016 – 2017 Mainstage Season!

Regular: $140* / Senior: $120*

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By Lisa D’Amour
Directed by Aimée Hayes
regional premiere
A co-production with the University of New Orleans Department of Film and Theatre
October 5 – 23, 2016
University of New Orleans – Robert E. Nims Theatre

In the parking lot of the dilapidated Hummingbird Hotel on AIRLINE HIGHWAY, an assortment of strippers, hustlers, and poets come together to celebrate the “living  funeral” of beloved burlesque performer Miss Ruby. The party rages through the night as old friends reunite to pay their respects—and stir up trouble. Pulitzer Prize finalist Lisa D’Amour (DETROIT) celebrates the night owls of the French Quarter who live along the frayed edges of New Orleans.

Single tickets on sale now!


Extended through November 6.


By George Brant
Directed by Larissa Lury
Featuring Kerry Cahill
regional premiere
November 2 – 27, 2016
Loyola University – Lower Depths Theatre

Kerry Cahill stars as an Air Force pilot whose career is ended due to her unplanned pregnancy. A position in the “Chair Force” piloting a drone puts the war just a one-hour commute from her husband and daughter in the Nevada suburbs. From George Brant, whose work the Sun Chronicle calls “stunning and haunting,” GROUNDED is a one-woman journey into the heart of darkness where the vast deserts of Iraq and the USA are separated only by a 1.2 second delay.

Extended through December 3.



By Tennessee Williams
Directed by Mel. Cook
Featuring Leslie Castay
presented in partnership with the Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival
March 22 – April 16, 2017
Loyola University – Marquette Theatre

Southern Rep continues its commitment to the Tennessee Williams canon with SWEET BIRD OF YOUTH, in which the only thing more dangerous than obsessing over the past is striving to repeat it. Leslie Castay stars as Alexandra del Lago, a silver screen legend on the run following a humiliating comeback. She wakes up, disoriented and hungover, in a grand hotel hidden away along the Gulf Coast with Chance—local boy-turned-actor-turned-gigolo who is plotting a comeback of his own.



By Suzan-Lori Parks
Directed by Valerie Curtis-Newton
regional premiere
May 31 – June 25, 2017
Loyola University – Marquette Theatre

West Texas, 1863. Hero is promised his freedom from slavery in exchange for his service in the Civil War—on the Confederate side. He leaves behind his community, his father, and the woman he loves for what is likely an empty promise. What Hero finds on the front lines might make it impossible for him to return home the same man. New York Magazine declares Pulitzer Prize-winner Suzan-Lori Parks’s FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS (PARTS 1, 2, & 3) a “masterpiece.”

*Plus box office fees.  Southern Rep Theatre does not offer refunds on ticket purchases.

Details subject to change, including prices, locations, and dates.

2016 – 2017 Season Brochure