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Extraordinary, wonderful show runs April 5-8! Get tickets now!

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Greetings, all. Itinerant Theatre is proud and privileged to produce Ntozake Shange’s Pulitzer prize-winning play For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf !    The performances are exuberant and penetrating.  The words are, well, let’s let the New York Times speak:  “…Ntozake Shange writes with such exquisite care and beauty that anyone can relate to her message.”  The NYT later said “…encompassing…every feeling and experience a woman has ever had.”

Performance times vary, so, choose your day carefully, and remember, the show runs only one long weekend:       April 5-8 in the Ben Mount Theatre of Central School A&H Building, 809 Kirby St., downtown Lake Charles.

Showtimes:  (1)  Thursday, April 5, 7:00pm.  (2)  Friday, April 6, 8:30pm after the opening of the Black Heritage Gallery’s opening 6:00-8:00pm on 2nd floor of Central School. (We discount your theatre ticket if you attend the opening!)    (3) Saturday, April 7, 7:00pm, and, (4)  Sunday, April 8, 3:00pm matinee.

Tickets are $15/ $12.50 seniors (65+)/ $10 students of any age.  Buy tickets at the door or at this website.  Reserve tickets at 337-436-6275, and be sure that you arrive 15 minutes early to pay for reserved tickets.  In the event the house is full, and you are not there 15 minutes early to claim your tickets,  we will release your reservation.

The show runs 90 minutes.  There is no intermission.

See you at the show!

The Play Develops!

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This week actors are off-book, choreography is well under way, colorful costuming comes into sharp focus.  For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf by Ntozake Shange will live up to its Pulitzer prize-winning creds.

Don’t miss this production April 5-8 at Central School.  Tickets are on sale at www.itineranttheatre.com or reserve ahead at 337.436.6275.

See you at the show!

Ground-breaking, Pulitzer Prize-winning play “For Colored Girls” on April 5-8!

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE!  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE!  Don’t miss this uplifting play!

Here, unedited FYR is our press release.  See you at the show!

Itinerant Theatre presents groundbreaking play For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf by Ntozake Shange April 5-8

 Itinerant Theatre will present For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When The Rainbow is Enuf by Ntozake Shange April 5 and 7 @ 7pm, April 6 @ 8:30 pm following the Black Heritage Gallery opening, and Sunday April 8 @ 3pm in Ben Mount Theatre of Central School, 809 Kirby St. This groundbreaking “choreopoem” is a spellbinding collection of vivid prose and free verse narratives about and performed by black women. Capturing the brutal, tender and dramatic lives of contemporary Black women, For Colored Girls… offers a transformative, riveting evening of provocative dance, music and poetry. Poet Ishmael Reed observes: “No contemporary writer has Ms. Shange’s uncanny gift for immersing herself within the situations and points-of-view of so many different types of women.”

The play is about the women, about who they are and what they have experienced. Although the stories these women tell are tales of struggle, the play is ultimately uplifting. The seven women grieve, but they also celebrate their lives, their vitality, their colorfulness. The talented cast of local actors are “lady in brown” – Bianca Augustine, “lady in yellow” – Sierra Demouchet, “lady in purple” – Tasha Guidry, “lady in red” – Shereka Jackson, “lady in green” – Lauren Edwards, “lady in blue” – Alana Jennings, “lady in orange” – Hannah Barker. Natalie Sell is Stage Manager, Michelle Brunson is Designer, Tony James is Choreographer and Joy Pace is Director.

Tickets are $15 for adults, $12.50 for Seniors, and $10 for Students with ID. Purchase at www.itineranttheatre.com or call Itinerant Theatre at 337-436-6275 for reservations or information.          ##

“For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf” cast works hard!

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Itinerant Theatre is very proud to produce Ntozake Shange’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf April 5-8 at the Ben Mount Theatre of Central School.  Don’t miss it!  Joy Pace is Director.  Michelle Brunson is Technical Director.  Natalie Sell is Stage Manager and Tony James is choreographer.

CAST LIST

lady in brown               Bianca Augustine

lady in yellow        Sierra Demouchet

lady in purple        Tasha Guidry

lady in red             Shereka Jackson

lady in green         Lauren Edwards

lady in blue           Alana Jennings

lady in orange              Hannah Barker

Don’t miss final two productions at Central!

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A Memory, A Monologue, A Rant and A Prayer was a sleeper hit Wednesday night.  The crowd showed up at Sloppy’s Downtown in weather that only a mother would show up for.  The fourteen monologues by Susan Miller, Nickolas Kristof, Eve Ensler, Mollie Doyle and many others slayed the crowd — both the fine writing and the delivery.  The ambience complete with cool black-painted brick wall and the smells of the kitchen trying to quietly fry orders (!) added to the evening.

Don’t miss MMRP tomorrow, Saturday, Feb 10 at Central School, 7:00pm sharp.  Park in back.  Go to the main theatre — Ben Mount Theatre.  You can’t miss us.

$15, $12.50, or $10 tickets go completely to charity:  90% to our local SWLA Abolitionists and 10% to the international V-Day Project.

Then!  Thursday’s The Vagina Monologues brought in a large, really great crowd.  Cool evening.  Actors, now dressed in red, really poured heart and soul into their monologues.

Sunday’s 2:00pm matinee again features the final The Vagina Monologues directed by Bianca Augustine, her debut as a director!  The stories are poignant, funny, heart-wrenching, you name it.  All proceeds go to Oasis and V-Day Project in the same percentages.  Again, this performance is at Central School A&H Center.

See you at the show!

We’re close to two benefit productions! Feb 7-8 & 10-11

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In a first ever, IT takes its productions to Sloppy’s Downtown at 329 Broad St.  Don’t miss the two shows February 7-8 there.  Then, IT returns to Central School for the final Feb 10-11 performances.

There will be one show per night at Sloppy’s:  7:00pm, Wednesday, February 7 (A Memory, A Monologue, A Rant & A Prayer — MMRP) and 7:00pm, Thursday, February  8 (The Vagina Monologues).

Then, over the weekend IT returns to the Ben Mount Theatre of Central School, 809 Kirby St.

At Central there’s also one show per night/day:  7:00pm, Saturday, Feb 10 (MMRP) and  2:00pm, Feb 11 The Vagina Monologues.

Please know that 90% of MMRP ticket sales go to SWLA Abolitionists. And 90% of The Vagina Mono go to Oasis.  Ten percent of proceeds go to VDAY 2018, the international movement.

These are all-volunteer productions.  Thanks to our generous members for their support, and to our grants —  CVB-SWLA, A&H Council and the State of La., Division of the Arts.

Benefit performances Feb 7-11! Vagina Mono & MMRP

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Itinerant Theatre (IT) is proud to announce dates, times and locations for its benefit performances of Eve Ensler’s The Vagina Monologues, directed by Bianca Augustine, and Ms. Ensler’s edited work, A Memory, a Monologue, a Rant and a Prayer, directed by Joy Pace.  Cast and crew are 100% volunteer.

The two works occur on alternating nights.

A Memory, a Monologue, a Rant and a Prayer shows 7:00pm February 7th at Sloppy’s Downtown and 7:00pm February 10th at the Ben Mount Theatre of Central School.

The Vagina Monologues shows 7:00pm Feb. 8th at Sloppy’s Downtown and 2:00pm Feb. 10th at the Ben Mount Theatre of Central School.

Ninety percent of proceeds from ticket sales benefit local work that addresses sexual assault of women and girls, specifically, Oasis and SWLA Abolitionists; 10% benefits Ms. Ensler’s international V-Day project.

See you at the show!

A Memory, A Monologue, A Rant & A Prayer — Cast List

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IT proudly announces the cast list for the following February 2018 production in downtown Lake Charles:

Director Joy Pace announces the Cast List for A Memory, A Monologue, A Rant & A Prayer, ed. by Eve Ensler — 14+ Monologues on violence against women & girls.

Joy says “Keep in mind it is possible some may have to be cut, due to time, after we begin the process. Congratulations all – looking forward to our journey.”

My Revolution Begins in the Body By Eve Ensler – All Women
First Kiss by Mollie Doyle – Shauna Temple
Groceries by Abiola Abrams – Lauren Edwards
The Massacre by Marie Howe – Natalie Sell
Untitled by Nicholas D. Kristof – Travis Spears
In Memory of Imette by Periel Aschenbrand – Bianca Augustine
Maurice by Kathy Najimy – Shauna Temple
Conversations with my Son by Susan Miller – Jo Ann Hanks
Celia by Edwidge Danticat – Carmen Illán Garcia
The Aristocrats by Kate Clinton – Taylor Novak
Respect by Kimberle Crenshaw – Bianca Augustine & Lauren Edwards
The Next Fantastic Leap by Elizabeth Lesse – Kalli Proffit, Sabrina Dowies, Ashley Mayeaux, Natalie Sell
To Stop the Violence Against Women by Alice Walker – Cathy Chapman
The Man Prayer for His Holiness the Karmapa – Travis Spears and Tony James
I am Over Rape by Eve Ensler – All Women

Please nte:  This production occurs in close coordination with IT’s February 2018 production of  The Vagina Monologues by Eve Ensler.  Director is Bianca Augustine,  and will be staged at Central School’s Ben Mount Auditorium.

“Making a Difference” 10-minute & Short Plays Announced

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WOW – what a difficult job you all gave me – and incredibly enjoyable at the same time. What wonderful plays I have had the pleasure of reading, I wish we could choose them all. Alas, I had to go with what we felt most closely fit our season theme of “Making a Difference” and geared toward that end in the characters – though that is left to many interpretations. Thank you so very much to all of you for your submissions, your work, and your support of Itinerant Theatre, I hope you will continue to submit in future call outs, as supporting new works is a major part of our mission.
Congratulations to you all, and to the following as for being selected for inclusion in our Spring 2018 New Play “The Play’s the Thing” staged reading/performances. We will update you with further specific scheduling as it becomes available.
Happy holidays to you all and Happy New Year! Please like us and follow on Facebook and Twitter.

Yours in theatre –
~Joy Pace
Artistic & Executive Director
Itinerant Theatre

Itinerant Theatre’s 2018 New Plays “Making a Difference” Selections

10 Minutes:

CAPTURED MOMENT by Judd Lear Silverman

ASHES by John Meiners, Jr.

CATCHING THE BUS by Carl L. Williams

DESTINY By Michael Edan

FALL& RISE A NEW PLAY BY JOE GULLA

Gel Us By Paige Zubel

In Full Bloom By Paige Zubel

KINGS OF THE WORLD by Kate Danley

Picture Window (working title) by Carolyn Woosley

Never Too Late by John Meiners, Jr.

NOT MY RIDE A 10-minute play by Steffi Rubin

NOT THIS WHITE WOMAN by Adrienne Dawes

O Holy Night On Black Diamond Trestle By Donna Stuccio

One Bright Morning A Ten Minute Play By Ronaldo McDoyle

PAY IT BACKWARD By Donna Hoke

PERFORMANCE REVIEW A ten-minute play by Nedra Pezold Roberts

SOUP KITCHEN SUNDAY by MELINDA GROS

SURVIVAL STRATEGY By Donna Hoke

The April Meeting of the Friends of the Gibsonton Regional Library by Dean Farell Bruggeman

THE BIRTHDAY BOY A ten-minute seriocomedy by ROY PROCTOR

The Exercise A ten minute play By Grace Epstein

The Existential Crisis in Car 54 By Donna Stuccio

The Star Covered Beach A Five Minute Play By Ronaldo McDoyle

WHILE THE AUTO WAITS by ROY PROCTOR based on the short story of the same title by O. HENRY

ZOMBIE RAINBOW UNICORN POO PILLOW EMOJI PARTY A ten-minute play By Jeanette D. Farr

Short Plays:

FORYOUR EXAMINATION: Testimonials from the Homeless A full-length play
By David Blakely & Anna Hudson

GOD FOR A DAY a one-­‐act play by Katherine Dubois

LOVELY YOUNG CHILDREN A short play by John J. Kelly

A MURMUR OF DUST by John Stell

~ Joy Pace
Artistic/Executive Director
Itinerant Theatre

Two More Performances! December 8th & 9th!

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Don’t miss your chance to catch “It’s a Wonderful Life:  A Live Radio Play”!  There are two more performances, this Friday & Saturday, December 8 & 9, both at 7:00pm sharp.  Arrive early; seating is open; also, Tony James plays holiday classics on the piano from 6:30-7:00 as your special holiday pre-show.  Great fun for all ages!

Audiences have been pretty sincere in their enthusiasm for the show.  Amazing!  Astonishing!  The children were so interested in the sound effects and the very idea of being in a radio station to stage a story.

We’re getting those sorts of comments.  It’s a good thing because the cast & crew are giving it their all.

We’re at the stage of the Lake Charles Little Theatre, 813 Enterprise Blvd (close to Broad St. in Lake Charles).   Tickets are $15 or $10 students.  Buy at www.itineranttheatre.com, reserve at 436-6275 or at the door.

See you at the show!

Buy Tickets! Matinee 2p today & shows 7pm Fri & Sat

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Don’t miss out on our holiday classic production, “It’s a Wonderful Life:  A Live Radio Play”.  Three more performances by this cast that has poured heart & soul into rehearsals!  Audiences to-date have really, really enjoyed this production.   The radio-era ‘Foley’ sound effects are a blast.

Before the show holiday classics played live on the piano by Tony James are a special plus.  Arrive early for this treat!  Doors open a half hour before curtain.

Buy tickets here, at the door, or to reserve call 436-6275.  $15 or $10 for students.  Open seating.  813 Enterprise Blvd at the Lake Charles Little Theatre stage.

“It’s a Wonderful Life” Opens in 5 days! Here’s press release.

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Itinerant Theatre announces upcoming production of It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play by Joe Landry. Directed by Joy Pace.

It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play, this beloved American holiday classic comes to captivating life with a twist, as a live 1940s radio broadcast! Our talented ensemble brings a few dozen characters and foley (reproduced everyday) sound effects to the stage. It’s a Wonderful Life is about the life of George Bailey, a generous and well-meaning man who has become too downcast and tired to continue living. Clarence, a lovable angel, must show George what life would be like if he weren’t born in order for George to have a change of heart and understand the true spirit of the holidays.

Wonderfully talented local actors include: Bianca Augustine, Hannah Barker, Julian H. Green, Jo Ann Hanks, Dan Sadler, Travis Spears, Natalie Sell, Shauna Temple, and Matt Tonkavich – with Tony James on Piano. Joy Pace is Director, and Itinerant Theatre and she welcome back to Lake Charles Mrs. Michelle Brunson as Production Designer.

Itinerant Theatre will present It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play December 1, 2, 8, 9, at 7:00pm and Sunday December 3 at 2:00 pm at Lake Charles Little Theatre, 813 Enterprise Blvd. Lake Charles, LA 70601.

Tickets are $15.00 for adults and $10.00 for students. To purchase tickets visit www.itineranttheatre.com or call 337-436-6275.

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Change of venue & matinee for “It’s a Wonderful Life, a Radio Play”

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Hello, everyone, rehearsal is far along for “It’s a Wonderful Life, a Radio Play”.  Actors and foley sound effects stars are all off-book.  But more on that later!

Please note that this production of this famous play (as a radio production) will be at the Lake Charles Little Theatre on Enterprise Blvd.

The matinee is moved to December 3 at 2:00pm.  (It was on December 10.)

All other performances are 7:00pm curtain times.  December 1, 2, 8 & 9.

See you at the show!

Cast List for “It’s a Wonderful Life: A Radio Play”

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  1. IT is excited to announce
    “It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play”CAST LIST

    Bianca Augustine – “Lana Sherwood” as Violet (and Young Violet), Mrs. ​Hatch; Janie

    Hannah Barker – “Stage Manager” – as Stage Manager

    Julian H. Green – “Jake Laurents” – as George (and Young George)

    Jo Ann Hanks – “Hope Merriweather” – as Rose Bailey; Sadie Vance; Mrs. Thompson

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    Dan Sadler – “Freddie Fillmore/Announcer” – as Potter, Sam Wainwright, Martini, Tommy, Joseph, Ernie, Charlie, Bridge Keeper

    Travis Spears – “Willy Kurtz” – as Harry (and Young Harry), Pete, Dr. Campbell, Ed, Man, Horace the Teller, Nick, Mr. Welch

    Natalie Sell – “Sally Applewhite” as Mary Hatch (and Young Mary)

    Shauna Temple – “Trixie Devines” as ZuZu, Matilda, Ruth, Schultz, Singer, Woman

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    Matt Tonkavich – “Harry ‘Jazzbo’ Heywood” – as Clarence Oddbody,
    Gower, Billy, Peter, Binky, Cop, Sheriff

    All actors provide ad libs from the following crowds etc: BOYS, BOARD MEMBERS, CROWD AT RUN ON BANK, RESTAURANT PATRONS, CROWN AT PARTY

Auditions Sept. 26 for “It’s a Wonderful Life: A Radio Play” 6-8pm in IT studio

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Itinerant Theatre is excited to move more deeply into the 2017-18 season. Tomorrow, September 26, IT holds auditions for the clever play “It’s a Wonderful Life: A Radio Play”. The classic featuring the downcast character George Bailey in need of an angel to lift his spirits, is staged within a radio station from the mid-twentieth century.

Director Joy Pace needs 5-10 actors to fill the 25 roles. Actors, please bring with you a sample, prepared monologue — something that displays your ability to play multiple roles.

Where: 809 Kirby St., #339, Lake Charles, LA 70601. Please note: The elevator is out of order. You will need to be able to climb 3 flights of stairs! We so apologize for this.

If you need other accommodations, please notify us ahead of time! Notify IT at joypace@itineranttheatre.com

Coffee House Theatre starts up this Saturday, Sept 2 with “Caroline or Change”

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Itinerant Theatre Proudly presents the opening of its 2017 season with Coffee House Theatre for September at Stellar Beans Cafe. September will be the preview of ACTS Theatre’s upcoming production of “Caroline or Change” by Lake Charles native Tony Kushner. The production will open September 15th, and you can find out about how to puchase tickets at this free preview event. Coffee House Theatre is free to the public and all are welcome.

“Caroline or Change” is set in one of the most dramatic times in America’s history, the Tony-nominated Caroline, or Change, is riveting, moving and awe-inspiring. Featuring a virtuosic score by Jeanine Tesori (Shrek The Musical, Thoroughly Modern Millie), it blends blues, gospel and traditional Jewish melodies, creating a breathtaking medium for Kushner’s provocative and personal story.
In 1963, the Gellman family and their African-American maid, Caroline, live in sleepy Lake Charles, Louisiana. Caroline is drifting through life as a single mother of four working in a service job to a white family. A fragile, yet beautiful friendship develops between the young Gellman son, Noah, and Caroline. Noah’s stepmother, Rose, unable to give Caroline a raise, tells Caroline that she may keep the money that Noah leaves in his pockets. Caroline balks and refuses to take money from a child but her own children desperately need food, clothing and shoes. Outside of the laundry room, some of the greatest social advancements that the country has seen are being set in motion, and change is knocking on the door.
Caroline, or Change, produces a valuable theatrical experience that continues to thrill audiences the world over. It is a story that must be shared and will touch hearts. It is a story that will open minds. It is a story that will change theatergoers for the better. Featuring one of the most powerful female roles in musical theatre, Caroline, or Change, is a true tour de force that will leave audiences breathless.

Set in one of the most dramatic times in America’s history, the Tony-nominated Caroline, or Change, is riveting, moving and awe-inspiring. Featuring a virtuosic score by Jeanine Tesori (Shrek The Musical, Thoroughly Modern Millie), it blends blues, gospel and traditional Jewish melodies, creating a breathtaking medium for Kushner’s provocative and personal story. In 1963, the Gellman family and their African-American maid, Caroline, live in sleepy Lake Charles, Louisiana. Caroline is drifting through life as a single mother of four working in a service job to a white family. A fragile, yet beautiful friendship develops between the young Gellman son, Noah, and Caroline. Noah’s stepmother, Rose, unable to give Caroline a raise, tells Caroline that she may keep the money that Noah leaves in his pockets. Caroline balks and refuses to take money from a child but her own children desperately need food, clothing and shoes. Outside of the laundry room, some of the greatest social advancements that the country has seen are being set in motion, and change is knocking on the door. Caroline, or Change, produces a valuable theatrical experience that continues to thrill audiences the world over. It is a story that must be shared and will touch hearts. It is a story that will open minds. It is a story that will change theatergoers for the better. Featuring one of the most powerful female roles in musical theatre, Caroline, or Change, is a true tour de force that will leave audiences breathless.”

With all-local cast:
CAROLINE THIBODEAUX: Hannah Barker
DOTTY MOFFETT : Lillie Aguillard
EMMIE THIBODEAUX: Lauren Edwards
GRANDMA GELLMAN: Ellie Marquez
GRANDPA GELLMAN: Andrew Casanave
JACKIE THIBODEAUX: Nathan Ughovwa
JOE THIBODEAUX: Landon Mitchell
MR. STOPNICK: Mark Herbert
NOAH GELLMAN: Eli Smithey/Jake Smithey
ROSE STOPNICK GELLMAN: Lori Smithey
STUART GELLMAN: Paul Broussard
THE BUS: Kevin Aguillard
THE DRYER: Kevin Aguillard
THE MOON: Martha Reynolds
THE RADIO TRIO: Jacqueline S. Ellis
Tony James,
Yvonne Marie Manning,
WASHING MACHINE: Alexus Peters

Directed by Joy Pace, Music Direction by Tony James, Assistant Director Bianca Augustine, Stage Manager Mark Bowling. Producer, Diane Flatt

IT goes on Summer Hiatus

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Greetings, Everyone. After our very successful May 6th Coffee House Theatre at Stellar Beans Cafe, and after our May 11th reading of feminist writings at the Art for Action! reading at Sloppy’s Downtown, IT now goes on summer hiatus. We are refueling.

Watch for the Fall 2017 season, “Making a Difference”. We will attempt to carry this theme throughout our CHT events, the Play’s the Thing series, and our December full production play at Central School’s Ben Mount Theatre. Drum roll… we’re keeping the play’s title under wraps for now, with a few exceptions…;).

Thank you for your interest. Thank you for your financial support. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

See you at the show!

Spring 2017 Final Coffee House Theatre May 6!

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For its final Coffee House Theatre for the winter-spring 2017 season, Itinerant Theatre proudly announces its four new play readings, all premiers. The plays are:

What Else Lord by Marsha Kushner – A comic scene about mother/daughter role reversal.
Return by Jim Weinzettle – A modern exploration of a “prodigal son” theme.
About the Funeral by Grace Epstein -Comic exploration in the secrets and acceptance discovered in a séance.
A Mother’s Privilege by Donna Hoke -A Mother overcoming differences to accept love and relationship.

Date, time & location are: May 6, 7:00-8:00pm (or shorter), free, downtown Lake Charles at co-host Stellar Beans Cafe, 319 Broad Street.

Our local, professional actors — Mark Bailes, Mary Benoit, Tom Cole, Ronald Doyle & Jo Ann Hanks — are in rehearsal now, under the direction of Joy Pace.

Please arrive early to order your drinks and food, and stay after to discuss the plays and enjoy more of Stellar Beans’ offerings.

To learn more about Coffee House Theatre or Itinerant Theatre, call 337-436-6275, visit www.itineranttheatre.com or e-mail the organization at joypace@itinerattheatre.com .

Great Premier of 4 Short Plays. Next: “The Vagina Monologues” Feb 24-25

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February Coffee House Theatre was a real success with a new, varied audience… as always… and an energized cast that brought real character to their…characters!

Director Joy Pace and IT were very, very pleased with the readings of Schrodinger’s Gun by Greg Smith, Jack Pork by Donna Hoke; Kaine’s Curse by Jonathon Ward; and, Summer Storms by Jaisey Bates. Cast included: Bianca Augustine, Tony James, Jonathon Richards and Anthony Williams.

And now, IT moves on to an equally exciting staged reading of The Vagina Monologues by Eve Ensler, a part of V-Day Lake Charles 2017. This is a benefit production. Proceeds will go: 90% to the Oasis House and 10% to the international V-Day effort.

Dates, time and location are: 7:00pm on Friday – Saturday, February 24-25 at the Ben Mount Theatre, Central School, 809 Kirby Street, Lake Charles.

Tickets are $10.00 and may be purchased at www.itineranttheatre.com or by phoning 337-436-6275.

The all-local cast are: Bianca Augustine, Cathy Chapman, Darby Domingue, Lisa Domingue, Jo Ann Hanks, Carmen Illan, Fataneh Kamrani, Joy Pace (Director), Regina Shirelle, & Shauna Temple.

What are The Vagina Monologues? Hailed by The New York Times as “funny” and “poignant” and by the Daily News as “intelligent” and “courageous,” The play dives into the mystery, humor, pain, power, wisdom, outrage and excitement buried in women’s experiences. The play was first performed off-Broadway by Ms. Ensler.

V-Day is an award-winning global activist movement dedicated to ending violence against women and girls. V-Day raises funds and awareness through benefit productions of playwright/founder Eve Ensler’s award-winning play The Vagina Monologues and other artistic works. V-Day has raised over $120 million; educated millions; reopened shelters; and, funded over 13,000 community-based anti-violence programs and safe houses in Democratic Republic of Congo, Haiti, Kenya, South Dakota, Egypt, and Iraq.

Exciting February ~ new short plays & “Vagina Monologues”

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IT has a full February calendar and is proud to bring it to the Lake Area!

On February 4th at Coffee House Theatre four new, edgy short plays will be stage read. They are among 13 chosen from 30 new 10-minute and short plays written and submitted to IT from around the USA. The plays are a varied look at many of the difficult issues pertaining to race, guns, shootings and sexual objectification (and double standards).

The actors are local — Bianca Augustine, Tony James, Joy Pace, Anthony Mitchell and Jonathon Richards. Director is Joy Pace. The event is free. Location is at co-host Stellar Beans Coffeehouse & Beanery, 319 Broad St., LC.

On February 24 & 25 at Central School “The Vagina Monologues” will be stage-read. This is part of the V-DAY 2017 Project to bring awareness to abuse of women and girls in the workplace globally. Proceeds benefit Oasis (90%) and women in the workplace globally (10%). Director is Joy Pace. The event is $10 and will be held at Ben Mount Theatre, 809 Kirby St., Lake Charles.