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Louisiana Women: Bound

 
ITINERANT THEATRE BRINGS LOUISIANA WOMEN: BOUND TO THE LAKE AREA OCTOBER 30 – NOVEMBER 9, 2014 AT CENTRAL SCHOOL A&H CENTER

Itinerant Theatre (IT) brings to the Lake Area Louisiana Women: Bound, three one-woman plays from the 13-play cycle Louisiana Women by Carolyn Woosley. Dates and times are: 7:00pm October 30 – November 1 and November 7 – 8, and one Sunday matinee, 2:00pm November 9. All performances are in the Benjamin Mount Auditorium of Central School Arts & Humanities Center, SWLA. Address is 809 Kirby St., Lake Charles, LA. Tickets are $15, or $10 for students.

Two of the three one-woman plays, Eliza and Rachel, are world premiers. All three – Eliza, Rachel and Marie Thereze — explore and reflect events and issues of her day as she experienced them. Each woman was, indeed, a product of her day. In order they are: (1) Eliza, in the 1840s, an African-American unlawful, second “kept” wife of a Virginia planter and also mother of the planter’s boy and girl, tricked and sold into slavery, set in Louisiana’s Great Piney Woods; (2) Rachel a capable and thoughtful plantation owner of the 1840’s – Bayou Sara region; and, (3) Marie Thereze Coincoin, a spirited African-American slave and later, plantation owner and matriarch of the gens de couleur libre in the Cane River and Natchitoches regions, set in 1815.

Louisiana Women: Bound has an all-professional Lake Area cast and crew. Director Joy Pace, Jo Ann Hanks (Rachel); Sierra Jones-Demouchet (Eliza) and Leah Howard Robinson (Marie Thereze), stage manager Jordan Ashworth, crew member Kevin Delaney, lighting designer Norman McKnight and writer Carolyn Woosley are all Lake Area residents. Set design and construction and scenic artwork are by Joy Pace. Sound design is by Carolyn Woosley.

There will be no late entries. There are two ten-minute intermissions. Purchase tickets ($15 or $10 students) at www.itineranttheatre.com , call (337) 436-6275 or at the door.

Itinerant Theatre (IT), a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation, provides affordable, professional theatre for artistically underserved communities. IT provides professional development for performing artists, and works in found space in collaboration with other artistic venues and also other performing arts.

Louisiana Women: Bound is made possible in part by two grants: (1) SWLA Convention & Visitors’ Bureau Tourism Marketing Initiative Grant 2014-15, and (2) the Decentralized Arts Funding Grant 2014-15, administered by the Arts & Humanities Council SWLA.