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Man of a Thousand Songs

Itinerant Theatre (IT) brings to the Lake Area a premier staged reading of the play Man of a Thousand Songs by Carolyn Woosley. This continues their “The Play’s the Thing” staged reading series”.  The three (3) performances are 7:00pm May 7, 8 and 9.  Location is Room 339 of Central School Arts & Humanities Center, 809 Kirby Street, Lake Charles. Tickets are $7, or $5 for students with ID.

Written by local playwright  Carolyn Woosley, Man of a Thousand Songs continues Itinerant Theatre’s 2014-15 theme of “America’s Unfinished Business: Freedom” and closes this season.   Set in the historic Storyville District of early twentieth century New Orleans, a young Tony Jackson, the first piano man of jazz, struggles with issues of identity in a strict and unforgiving society where social taboos are not challenged.

The play has an all-professional SWLA cast and crew.  Tony James plays “Tony Jackson”, Jonathon Richards plays “Dominique Antone Pavie”, Carmen Illán plays “Madame Antonia P. Gonzalez”, Maya Manuel plays “Thereze”, Michael Muffuletto plays “Jim Richardson” and Dion Demouchet plays “Jake”.  Director is Joy Pace.

The play is suitable for an adult audience because of adult themes.

There will be one (1) intermission.  Purchase tickets at or at the door, or reserve tickets at (337) 436-6275.

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

Man of a Thousand Songs is made possible in part by two grants from the SWLA Convention & Visitors’ Bureau Tourism Marketing Initiative Grant 2014-15 and the Decentralized Arts Funding Grant 2014-15. Both grants are administered by the Arts & Humanities Council SWLA.

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