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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!

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.

“Vagina Monologues” cast is set & New Plays are chosen

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IT is excited to have cast characters for the February 24-25 concert reading of “The Vagina Monologues” by Eve Ensler, as part of the V-Day Lake Charles Joins Global Movement to Stop Violence Against Women & Girls. Watch this blog for cast names!

IT is also excited to have chosen its New Plays for the 2017 season. They address issues brought to light during the most recent Presidential campaign, or unresolved realizations of America’s promises of freedom. These plays, submitted from around the USA, will be read between February – May 2017 at downtown Lake Charles locations, primarily Stellar Beans Coffeehouse & Beanery and in IT’s studio 809 Kirby Street, Studio 339.

Watch this blog, and also IT’s Facebook & Twitter pages, for audition announcements for these excellent new 10-minute and short plays.

Auditions for “The Vagina Monologues”

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IT proudly announces that, as V-Day Lake Charles 2017, it will present a benefit production of Eve Ensler’s famed “The Vagina Monologues” on February 24 and February 25. This production is a part of V-DAY LAKE CHARLES JOINS GLOBAL MOVEMENT TO STOP VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN AND GIRLS.

Auditions begin at 6:00pm Sunday, December 11 in the Ben Mount Theatre of Central School, 809 Kirby St., Lake Charles and are opened to all women and female-identified persons interested in being a part of this important production. Call backs will be at 6:00pm, Monday December 12th.

Auditionees may prepare a monologue from “The Vagina Monologues”. There will also be a cold reading from the script.

Proceeds will benefit OASIS a Safe Haven for Survivors of Domestic and Sexual Violence.

As this is a benefit production all participation will be voluntary.