Itinerant Theatre proudly announces its 2015-2016 season: “A Season of New Directions”.
On October 3rd at St. Andrew Presbyterian Church as part of an evening of dinner theatre, IT will produce Louisiana Women: Art & Music. two popular one-woman plays by Carolyn Woosley. The two 30-minute plays are “Clyde”, a play on the life of Shreveport native Clyde Connell, performed by Carol Anne Gayle, and “Nellie”, a play on the life of Lake Charles native Nellie Lutcher, performed by Leah Howard Robinson. Doors open at 5:30pm. A delicious 4-course dinner by a local chef will be served. Location is Fellowship Hall of the church, 4020 Hodges Street. Tickets are $35; purchase at this website or reserve by calling 337-436-6275 or St. Andrew Pres. Church.
Coffee House Theatre, a free event, continues the first Saturday of each month, September – May at Stellar Beans Coffeehouse & Beanery, 310 Broad St., Lake Charles. Watch for details on this Blog, on Facebook and Twitter.
For two mid-January weekends IT proudly presents its New Directors Series, produced in repertory fashion. IT’s Artistic Director Joy Pace will mentor two new directors through a full production process, culminating in full productions of Endgame by Samuel Beckett, directed by Jonathon Richards; and, Beauty Queen of Leenane by Martin McDonagh, director Ronnie Doyle. The repertory method requires the directors to use the same basic set in alternating nights of performance. Auditions are 6:00pm September 14, 2015 in Ben Mount Theatre of Central School.
March 24, 25 and 26 2016 IT proudly sponsors a weekend of “devised theatre” (a relatively new form of theatre). Guest artist Laura Rikard of Brown University will perform two nights and one Sunday matinee of two of her devised works, and on Saturday afternoon she will conduct a workshop on the nature of “devised theatre”. The two works are A Shaker’s Path: a theatrical exploration based on the Life of Mother Ann Lee and Duse’s Blush, a play that explores the life of ground-breaking actress Eleonora Duse. Watch for more details!
IT returns to Lake Charles legend Nellie Lutcher for two late April weekends. “An Evening of Nellie Lutcher — Her Music, History & Career” will involve three engaging segments. Leah Howard Robinson will first entertain with songs of and by Ms. Lutcher. Playwright Carolyn Woosley will then give a short history overview so as to place Ms. Lutcher within the historical context of her exciting era. Leah Howard Robinson will then perform the half-hour play “Nellie” by Carolyn Woosley. Director is Joy Pace.
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