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Upcoming Previews at October’s Coffee House Theatre

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This coming Saturday, October 4, 7:00 – 8:00pm at Stellar Beans, Itinerant Theatre (IT)  proudly hosts previews of two upcoming Lake Area theatrical productions.  (1) Itinerant Theatre introduces Louisiana Women: Bound and (2) the Lake Charles Little Theatre gives glimpses into its upcoming production of the musical, Macabaret.  

In the first, IT premiers two one-woman plays, Eliza and Rachel and returns to the stage Marie Thereze —  all three bound by slavery in pre-Civil War Louisiana.  All three are part of the composite of plays, Louisiana Women, by Carolyn Woosley.  Joy Pace directs Sierra Jones, Jo Ann Hanks and Leah Howard. Opens October 30 at Central School’s Ben Mount Stage.  See this website for details.

Macabaret, directed by Joseph Frazier, is a collection of humorous storysongs which twist towards the morbid.  The show itself runs three weekends, mid-October at 819 Enterprise Blvd.  Visit for details.

Don’t miss this FREE monthly evening of previews at co-host Stellar Beans Coffeehouse and Edibles, 319 Broad Street, Lake Charles.  See you at the show!


Woolf ended. Now, summer hiatus!

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“Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf”  was a great success, to us!  Excellent, large audiences that were very responsive. Cast & crew worked their hearts out. Imperial Calc. Museum was a fine co-host. We now take a summer break. See you In July at Coffee House Theatre.

Crunch week for “…Woolf” is here!

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IT has moved into Imperial Calcasieu Museum’s large gallery.  The set is up, as are lights.  We’re adding side lights for shadows and brightening of actors’ faces.  Norman McKnight is in charge of all of that, and he’s doing a great job.  Joy Pace’s plate is quite full being set designer and constructor, as well as starring as no less than “Martha”.  All in all, we’re excited, the energy is up for this show.  It is being presented as an absurdist comedy (tragi-comedy) and as a love story.  Opening night is six nights away, Friday the 16th at 7pm.    Get your tickets now — $15/$10 students — at  or call 337.436-6275 to reserve, but arrive 15 minutes early for unpaid.  The venue is intimate; we release will-call tix at 6:45.  See you at the show.

“Tuesdays with Morrie” — one weekend run in LC

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IT brings the endearing, death-defying play Tuesdays with Morrie to Lake Charles for one weekend only, March 13-15, 7:00pm, at Imperial Calcasieu Museum, 204 W. Sallier St.  Carolyn Woosley, Director, will have completed directing the play at Orange Community Players in Orange, TX (Feb. 13-23).  Portraying Morrie Schwarz is Michael Goldman.  Mitch is played by Mike Muffuletto.  Don’t miss this up-close and personal slightly Brechtian interpretation of this inspiring, poignant play.  Thanks goes to A.C.T.S., and Diane McCarthy, producers, for the 2013 premier of this production.

The Writers ~ Part III

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We’ve marketed “The Writers”, the actors are in rehearsal.  We’re doing a fitting for Kate’s corset Monday with expert seamstress, Diana LaRussa.  We load in Sunday.  Norman McKnight will run technical rehearsal while we simultaneously run dress rehearsals on Tuesday and Wednesday.  Donna Rigdon Jones is a poll worker, so, her “Kate” only gets one full evening’s run-through on Wednesday!  Gabe Brown, Stage Manager, and Norman will quickly familiarize themselves with three very separate sets that they will build and tear down Friday and Saturday nights.  Good training!   Leslie Berman has new music for “Kate” lined up.   It’ll be a fun, interesting evening of short one-woman plays.   So….. Join Itinerant Theatre for ” The Writers”, 7p, Nov 9-10 co-presented with Imperial Calcasieu Museum at the Museum, 204 W. Sallier St., LC, 70601.   Buy tickets at or call 337.436.6275.


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Welcome back to our Itinerant Theatre site!  IT is emerging from hiatus with a bang. We’ve started Coffee House Theatre at Stellar Beans Coffeehouse on Broad Street. We feature local community theatre previews, our own previews and readings of new works and the classics. They occur the first Saturday of each month at 7:00pm August – May. Free!   

The first two weekends of this December IT produces “It’s a Wonderful Life: A Radio Play”, at Central School’s Ben Mount Theatre (check back, as the elevator currently is not working, and we may have to move venues). Director Joy Pace seeks 5-10 actors for 25 roles.

AUDITIONS are September 26th in our studio 339 of 809 Kirby St. (Park & enter in the back.)  Encourage talented people to audition. Actors are to bring a monologue that shows their ability to play multiple roles. (Don’t be deterred; if you don’t have a monologue, the Director will provide you with excerpts from the play.)

Expect, once again, high quality entertainment as IT  continues to work hard to build audience for theatre and the performing arts, in general.

Check back often for news, updates, added performances, and more.  Be sure to “like” IT on Facebook at ItinerantTheatreInc.