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The Plays, their dates and casts for New Play Series 2019 – Women Leading

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Below are listed the 42 ten-minute and 9 short plays which will be presented as staged readings over two weekend, May 24-26 and May 31-June 2.  Show times are 7:00pm sharp on the Fridays and Saturdays and 2:00pm sharp on the two Sunday matinees.  Location is Central School A&H Building, Studio 339, 809 Kirby St., Lake Charles.  Park in back.  Seating is very limited.

The order of the plays may change, but the dates of the plays and the casts are set.  See you at the show!


“Women Leading: The Play’s the Thing” Series 2019  ~ weekend #1     May 24-26, 2019 


Friday May 24th


 Miriam May’im  by Susan Kelso

Miriam:  Taylor Novak

2 Women:  Himshree Neupane and Tiffany Granger



Ruth Hanna McCormick:     Jo Ann Hanks

Medill McCormick:               Travis Spears

Helen Jones:                         Hannah Jolivette


Who Will Witness for the Witness  by Susan Hansell

Woman One                          Natalie Sell

Woman Two                          Taylor Novak

Woman Three                       Amanda Boutin

Woman Four                         Jo Ann Hanks


The Dance Maker    by Susan Shafer                     

Agnes deMille:                      Hannah Jolivette

Cecil B. de Mille                    Jordan Gribble

Stella:                                     Natalie Sell


FEMALE FLYERS A One-Act Play  by Elizabeth Cava                   

Addie:                                     Jo Ann Hanks

Kate:                                       Taylor Novak

Officer #1:                             Peyton Stanford

Stanley Garrett:                    Travis Spears


Just a Girl?  by Susan Shafer                      

Georgia O’Keefe:                  Hannah Jolivette

Edward Specher:                  Peyton Stanford



Eleanor Roosevelt:                           Jo Ann Hanks

Grover Whalen:                                Jordan Gribble

Hick (Larena Hickock)                      Heather Phillips


INEZ AND ALICE CONSORT  by Jill Maynard        

Inez Mulholland:                  Taylor Novak

Alice Paul:                              Georgina Graves

Nora:                                      Jo Ann Hanks



Saturday May 25th



Sam:                                       Taylor Novak

Jessie:                                      Amanda Boutin


IT’S GOING TO BE A GREAT DAY  by Paul Bowman                   

Haley:                                     Jo Ann Hanks

Prescott:                                Travis Spears

Robert:                                   Jordan Gribble

Bill:                                          Tony James



Producer:                               Jo Ann Hanks

News Anchor:                       Supratik Regmi

Sportscaster:                         Travis Spears

Emily:                                     Natalie Sell

Make-up Artist:                     Peyton Stanford



Phyllis Rothman:                              Jo Ann Hanks

David Rothman:                                Jordan Gribble

Mai                                                     Taylor Novak

Yasmin                                               Himshree Neupane


Bold Dorothy, Retired  by Colleen O’Doherty

STRONGARM:                       Natalie Sell

INDESTRUCTIBLE:                 Tiffany Granger

DOROTHY:                             Heather Phillips

MOVE-IT:                               Supratik Regmi

CHEETAH:                              Supratik Regmi


A Misinterpretation of Events  by Margie Semilof          

Phil:                                        Jordan Gribble

Dorothy:                                Jo Ann Hanks

Laurie:                                    Taylor Novak


Magic Hour  by Jack Karp

Lee Miller:                             Taylor Novak

David Scherman:                  Travis Spears


In Her Golden Years  by Steven Korbar                            

Darlene:                                 Jo Ann Hanks

Amy:                                       Hannah Jolivette



Sunday May 26th



Marie:                        Rowan Metcalf

Tisha:                                      Tiffany Granger

Gayle:                                     Hannah Jolivette

Fay:                                         Natalie Sell

Reeny:                                    Himshree Neupane

Pamela:                                  Jo Ann Hanks


Cope, Cope!   by Robert Brophy                 

Mother Marianne:               Heather Phillips

Male:                                      Jordan Gribble


Vacuum Seal  by Mildred Inez Lewis

Ximena:                                  Hannah Jolivette

Kaylee:                                   Georgina Graves


A Trip to Edenby Nancy Gall-Clayton      2 F 20’s (one could be any)

Eve:                                         Tiffany Granger

Sophie:                                   Taylor Novak


Eshun, The Irresistible One   by Susan Kelso                    

Himshree Neupane


Being Wendy Wasserstein  A monologue based on interviews with Wendy Wasserstein  by Karen Fix Curry 

Taylor Novak


History & the Femmes  by Kat Meads      

History:                                  Travis Spears

Sophia Perovskaya: Hannah Jolivette

Alexandra Fedoravna:         Georgina Graves

Fanny Kaplan:                       Jo Ann Hanks

Innessa Armand:                  Heather Phillips

Alexandra Kollontai:           Amanda Boutin


SHIFTING EMOJIS   by Robin Caroline

Sophie:                                   Rowan Metcalf

April:                                       Heather Phillips

Amber:                                   Jo Ann Hanks


There’s a New Goddess in Town by L.Z. Zephyr

Cece:                                      Georgina Graves

Jezra:                                      Tasha Guidry

Hillary:                                    Heather Phillips

Brick:                                      Jordan Gribble




Weekend #2    May 31 – June 2


Friday May 31st


Laundry At the Coin & Spin  by Stacey Isom Campbell

Michelle:                                Amanda Boutin

Oleta:                                     Keshi Bartie


Bella Napoli  by Steve Gold

Dr. Ernest Just:             Tony James

Hedwig:                           Natalie Sell


Death Defying  by Stephen Kaplan         

Zazel:                                      Heather Phillips

Airabella:                               Amanda Boutin


AGATHE  by Angela J. Davis

AGATHE UWILINGIYIMANA            Keshi Bartie

CARRIE                                               Natalie Sell

LUCAS                                                 Jaylin Williams

ADDIE                                                 Travis Spears

MBAYE DIAGNE                                Tony James




Oh, Say Can You See  by David Sobel

Neil Smith:                             Peyton Stanford

Jay Goodall:                           Jaylin Williams

Kate Murray:                         Natalie Sell


THE RING  by Dwayne Yancey

Maryah:                                             Keshi Bartie

Katherine:                                          Heather Phillips


Fate Demands It  by Carolynne Wilcox                

Clytemnestra:                       Natalie Sell

Cassandra:                             Amanda Boutin


Where Mama Left Off   by Doc Andersen-Bloomfield

Tinda May –                           Jo Ann Hanks



Saturday, June 1st


THE INTERVIEW   by Mary Caroline Rogers

Judith:                        Jo Ann Hanks

Aaron:                        Tony James


Miss irrelevant  by Jeff Stoltzer

Charlie Weems:                    Travis Spears

Amy Sterling:            Natalie Sell


SUSQUEHANNA  by John F. Sarno

Kay Lu:                                   Himshree Neupane

Zeelie Toms:                          Tiffany Granger

Susquehana Fay:                  Heather Phillips



Joan:                                       Heather Phillips

Roger:                                    Tony James

Barbara:                                 Amanda Bout


PRINCESS AUDREY   b  y Tracy Held Potter[1]

Audrey:                                  Samantha Brunson

Beth:                                       Natalie Sell




THE BODY WASHER   by Rosemary Frisino Toohey

Mara:                                     Himshree Neupane

Nikki:                                      Tiffany Granger Jacko

Amy:                                       Natalie Sell


Angel in Hell  by George J. Bryjak 

Natalie Sell


DIRECTIONS  by Penny Jackson     

Marie:                        Jo Ann Hanks

Sofia:                                      Natalie Sell   


The Color of Vengeance  by Lynn Marie Macy

DORA                                     Heather Phillips

GRETA                                    Jo Ann Hanks

Gulabi Gang:

SAMPAT PAL DEVI                Keshi Bartie

Gang Members:

JANKI PANDAY                      Himshree Neupane

SAYAH BANA                         Tasha Guidry

SHEELU NISHAD                    Tiffany Granger Jacko



Sunday June 2nd


Anonymous  by Sandra A. Daley-Sharif   

Noelle Hardisohn:                            Tasha Guidry

Nina Hardisohn:                                Tiffany Granger


PERMISSION  by Rachael Carnes

Alice:                                      Jo Ann Hanks

Emma:                                    Rowan Metcalf


BLOOD by Yael Haskal       

Beulah:                                   Tasha Guidry

Lindy:                                     Tiffany Granger


I Had a Bird  by Genevieve Jessee

One:                                        Tiffany Granger Jacko

Two:                                       Rowan Metcalf

Three:                                     Amanda Boutin


Hello Ocean  by J. Lois Diamond

Wendy:                                              Jo Ann Hanks

Rhonda:                                             Tiffany Granger Jacko

Nina:                                                   Keshi Bartie


I’VE GOT THIS   by Ken Levine         

Rachel:                                   Natalie Sell


PICKERS  by James McLindon  

Terry:                                      Tasha Guidry

Dee: (KID)                              Tiffany Granger


GLO  by Chris Shaw Swanson        

GLO:                                       Natalie Sell

Kristin:                                    Jo Ann Hanks

Sherri:                                    Tiffany Granger


I Feel Good! A Monologue  by J. Lois Diamond              

Sharon Jones:                        Keshi Bartie





New Play Series tickets on sale

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IT’s 4th New Play Series themed Women Leading opens in only 8 days. There are about 8 10-minute & very short plays per night or Sunday matinee!

Buy tickets now on this website. Per night tickets are $10 adults, $8 seniors & $5 students of any age. For the entire 6-night series you can purchase a pass. Costs are: $50 adults, $40 seniors and $25 students.

To pay in person call 337-436-6275 to make arrangements for payment.

Production dates are May 24-26 and May 31-June 2. Times are 7:00pm sharp or 2:00 for matinees.  Seating will be very limited in Suite 339, 809 Kirby St, Lake Charles.  Park in back

See you at the show!

New Play Series 2019 – “Women Leading” Press Release

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Greetings, Everyone.  Here is the press release for Itinerant Theatre’s 4th annual New Play Series.  Note the dates, location, times, and ticket prices (including a new discount ticket offer if you want to attend the entire series).  In a later blog we’ll break out the plays by each of the six performances, since each play will run only once at one performance.  Fifty one plays!

Press Release follows:

DATED MATERIAL ENDS: 11:00PM, June 2, 2019
Contact: Joy Pace at 337.436.6275 or
ITINERANT THEATRE PRESENTS “The Play’s the Thing- New Play Series: Women Leading” Weekends of May 24-June 2 in Studio 339 of CENTRAL SCHOOL CENTER FOR THE ARTS AND HUMANITIES

Itinerant Theatre will present 51 new 10-minute and short plays from around the world for its fourth annual “The Play’s the Thing – New Play Series”. This year’s theme is “Women Leading”. Over 900 submissions were sent from 7 countries & the United States. The narrow 51 selected will be presented as staged readings, bringing the characters and stories to life in an intimate setting before local audiences on May 24, 25, 31st and June 1st at 7pm, and Sundays May 26th and June 2nd at 2pm. Every performance date will be a separate set of plays, so catch as many as you can, or delight yourself and catch them all, for a whirlwind adventure through powerful stories of leadership, history, triumph, humor and humanity.

The all-local actors are:  Keshi Bartie, Amanda Boutin, Samantha Brunson, Georgina Graves, Jordan Gribble, Tasha Guidry, Jo Ann Hanks, Tiffany Granger Jacko, Tony James, Hannah Jolivette, Rowan Metcalf, Himshree Neupane, Taylor Novak, Heather Phillips, Supratik Regmi, Natalie Sell, Travis Spears, Peyton Stanford, and Jaylin Williams. Joy Pace is Director and Michelle Brunson is Technical Director.

For a schedule of the plays please visit or visit Itinerant Theatre’s Facebook page. The plays are: AGATHE by Angela J. Davis, Amazons of Tomorrow by Rex McGregor, Angel in Hell by George J. Bryjak, Anonymous by Sandra A. Daley-Sharif, Being Wendy Wasserstein A monologue based on interviews with Wendy Wasserstein, By Karen Fix Curry, Bella Napoli by Steve Gold, Blood by Yael Haskal, The Body Washer by Rosemary Frisino Toohey, Bold Dorothy, Retired by Colleen O’Doherty, The Color of Vengeance by Lynn Marie Macy, Cope, Cope! By Robert Brophy, The Dance Maker by Susan Shafer, Death Defying By Stephen Kaplan, Directions by Penny Jackson, Eshun, The Irresistible One by Susan Kelso, Fate Demands It by Carolynne Wilcox, Female Flyers A One-Act Play By Elizabeth Cava, Glo By Chris Shaw Swanson, Hello Ocean By J. Lois Diamond, History & the Femmes by Kat Meads, I Feel Good! A Monologue By J. Lois Diamond, I Had a Bird By Genevieve Jessee, I’ll Love You til the Cows Come Home by Greg Burdick, In Her Golden Years By Steven Korbar, Inez and Alice Consort By Jill Maynard, The Interview by Mary Caroline Rogers, It’s Going to be a Great Day by Paul Bowman, I’ve Got This by Ken Levine, Just a Girl? by Susan Shafer, Laundry At the Coin & Spin by Stacey Isom Campbell, Magic Hour By Jack Karp, Miriam May’im by Susan Kelso, A Misinterpretation of Events By Margie Semilof, Miss Irrelevant by Jeff Stolzer, Mrs. Rothman’s Revenge By Tajlei Levis, The New Meteorologist by Laurie Allen, Oh, Say Can You See by David Sobel, Permission by Rachael Carnes, Pickers by James McLindon , The Politics of Pluck by Elyse Kallen , Princess Audrey by Tracy Held Potter, Project W by DREW DAVIS, The Ring By Dwayne Yancey, Shifting Emojis by Robin Caroline, Susquehanna by John F. Sarno, There’s a New Goddess in Town by L.Z. Zephyr, A Trip to Eden by Nancy Gall-Clayton, Vacuum Seal By Mildred Inez Lewis, We ReMember By AMY OESTREICHER, Where Mama Left Off by Doc Andersen-Bloomfield, and Who Will Witness for the Witness by Susan Hansell.

Tickets are $10.00 for adults, $8.00 for Seniors, and $5.00 for Students. Buy a pass to all 6 performances for Adults $50.00, Seniors, $40.00 and Students $25.00. Purchase @ or reserve @ 337-436-6275.

Location for all performances is 809 Kirby St., #339 at Central School A&H Center, Lake Charles.  Park in back.  Seating is very limited.

Itinerant Theatre, a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation, is an affordable, professional theatre company that brings new works and the modern classics to artistically underserved communities. People want to tell their story, interpret their times, write and act with truth and beauty…before their peers & for the stage. Itinerant Theatre makes that possible.
For next year… what is your story? Stay tuned for more info. ##

The Play’s the Thing New Play Series 2019

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IT proudly announces its 5th New Play Series: The Play’s the Thing the weekends of May 24 & May 31. The theme for 2019 is Women Leading.

From 915+ entries submitted by playwrights from the USA and six other nations, IT narrowed the range to 51 10-minute plays (the vast majority) and short plays.

Watch this blog for listings of each weekend’ s plays broken out by date and reflecting the actors who will perform.

For now set the dates aside.  Location will be in Studio 339 of Central A&H Bldg, 809 Kirby St, Lake Charles.  Tickets each night range from $5-$10.

Sold Out!

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IT proudly announces that tonight’s production ‘“Twelve Angry Men” Performed by Twelve Angry Women’ (Reginald Rose playwright, Joy Pace Director) has sold out.  Front of House will develop a standby list to be used if any attendees are no-shows.

Please park in the back of Central School A&H Building, on Pujo Street or in the 1st Methodist Church parking lot.  There is one intermission.  Show starts promptly at 7:00pm.   [Room 108, 809 Kirby St., Lake Charles].

See you at the show!

Itinerant Theatre sponsors Spring Woods High Sch staged reading

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Itinerant Theatre proudly co-sponsors a staged reading of Reginald Rose’s Emmy award-winning “Twelve Angry Men” …Performed by Twelve Impassioned Women” by English students of LC native Melissa Morris-Brame at Spring Woods High School in Houston, TX.

These young women are a part of the nationwide “Twelve Thousand Voices” initiative the weekend of April 5-8. Only a few Texas high schools are participating. The goal is to have 1,000 staged readings across the USA that one weekend. The hope of Broadway producer Lauren Class Schneider (who thought up this idea after she produced a star-studded reading last fall on Broadway) is that folks will be encouraged to engage in their local communities and couple that with a voter registration event.  Exciting!

For the IT April 6th 7:00pm reading at Central School buy your tickets on this page , or at the door or reserve by phone at 436-6275

See you at the show!



April 6th production part of “12,000 Voices” nationwide initiative of community engagement

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IT is proud to produce Reginald Rose’s Emmy award-winning play Twelve Angry Men performed by Twelve Impassioned Women on April 6th.  This production is a part of a nationwide initiative called “12,000 Voices”.  The idea is to get the play read by 1,000 venues nationwide during the weekend of April 5-8 as a call to stimulate community engagement on the local level.  It will be paired with a voter registration event.  Broadway producer Lauren Class Schneider came up with the idea after her successful all-female star-studded Fall 2018 staged reading.

Join us!  Be a part of the fun and the energy.


Basic info for our IT production:   Production starts 7:00pm sharp in room Central School A&H Bldg., 809 Kirby St., Lake Charles.  Park in back or on Pujo Street.   Tickets are $12.  Buy tickets on this website, or at door or call to reserve seat at 436-6275, but plan to arrive at least 15 minutes early, because tickets by phone are released to the waiting public at 6:45.

Rehearsals have started. Production is April 6th!

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IT has a great cast of 13 women to read “Twelve Angry Men Performed by Twelve Angry Women”, part of a nationwide effort to celebrate that women are great leaders and to show the power of one person to persuade a jury of 12.

The cast is excited and motivated. (See the cast list in the most previous blog.) Director Joy Pace is very proud of all.

Don’t miss this one-night staged reading at Central School A&H building, 809 Kirby St., Room 108.

IT announces cast list for “Twelve Angry Men Performed by Twelve Impassioned Women”

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IT proudly announces the cast list for its staged reading of “Twelve Angry Men Performed by Twelve Impassioned Women” adapted by Sherman L. Sergel and based on the award-winning Television Movie by Reginald Rose.

The cast is:

Foreman of the Jury: Tasha Guidry

Juror No. Two: Cathy Chapman

Juror No. Three: Jo Ann Hanks

Juror No. Four: Keshi Bartie

Juror No. Five: Tiffany Granger Jacko

Juror No. Six: Cidra Jackson

Juror No. Seven: Natalie Sell

Juror No. Eight: Georgina Graves

Juror No. Nine: Susan Matthews Sykes

Juror No. Ten: Heather Partin

Juror No. Eleven: Carla Chrisco

Juror No. Twelve: Taylor Novak

Clerk/Guard: Amanda Boutin

Stage Manager: Gwendolyn Young Patterson

Director: Joy Pace

Technical Director: Michelle Cook Brunson

The play will be performed one time during the weekend of April 5, 2019 in Lake Charles and is dedicated to demonstrating how one reasoning juror can sway an entire jury. The play as adapted is also dedicated to showing that women can be leaders. The play is a part of the nationwide “Twelve Thousand Voices” dedicated to a voter registration drive. The hope is that the play is read in 1,000 venues nationwide on that weekend.

Watch this blog and also on Facebook and Twitter for specific details.

Auditions for Spring readings 3:00pm, March 3

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IT will hold auditions for two Spring 2019 staged reading productions — “Twelve Angry Men Performed by Twelve Impassioned Women” and The Play’s the Thing New Play Series 2019 (37 10-minute plays and 5 short plays) — today, March 3, 2019 3:00 – 5:00pm, Studio 339, Central School A&H Bldg, 809 Kirby St., Lake Charles (park in back).

IT is seeking a wide variety of people. Experience in acting is not necessary, as these are staged readings. IT seeks 12 women for “Twelve Angry Men…” This is part of the nationwide “12,000 Voices” — readings of this play will occur during April at 1,000 venues nationwide as part of a voter registration drive.

For the New Play Series, our fifth annual, we need many races and ages of women and men.

All auditions are cold readings from script; if there is something you would like to prepare and show us, we would welcome a one-minute monologue, but it isn’t required.

If you cannot make this time, please contact ahead of time and IT will make other arrangements.

For information please contact Joy Pace, Director at or 337.436.6275 or Message via Facebook.

2019 New Play series — selections made!

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Greetings all! Selections have been made for IT’s fourth new play series, The Play’s the Thing.

Stay tuned for late April and May performances. Director Joy is now doing casting breakdowns. Auditions will be held within a few weeks. Watch for notices on our FB and Twitter pages.

“Women Leading: The Play’s the Thing” Series 2019

AGATHE by Angela J. Davis
The Color of Vengeance by Lynn Marie Macy
Hello Ocean By J. Lois Diamond
THE RING By Dwayne Yancey
Who Will Witness for the Witness by Susan Hansell

Angel in Hell by George J. Bryjak
Anonymous by Sandra A. Daley-Sharif
Being Wendy Wasserstein A monologue based on interviews with Wendy Wasserstein
By Karen Fix Curry
Bella Napoli by Steve Gold
BLOOD by Yael Haskal
THE BODY WASHER by Rosemary Frisino Toohey
Bold Dorothy, Retired by Colleen O’Doherty
Cope, Cope! By Robert Brophy
The Dance Maker by Susan Shafer
Death Defying By Stephen Kaplan
DIRECTIONS by Penny Jackson
Eshun, The Irresistible One by Susan Kelso
Fate Demands It by Carolynne Wilcox
FEMALE FLYERS A One-Act Play By Elizabeth Cava
GLO By Chris Shaw Swanson
History & the Femmes by Kat Meads
I Feel Good! A Monologue By J. Lois Diamond
I Had a Bird By Genevieve Jessee
In Her Golden Years By Steven Korbar
THE INTERVIEW By Mary Caroline Rogers
Just a Girl? by Susan Shafer
Laundry At the Coin & Spin by Stacey Isom Campbell
Magic Hour By Jack Karp
Miriam May’im by Susan Kelso
A Misinterpretation of Events By Margie Semilof
Oh, Say Can You See by David Sobel
PERMISSION By Rachael Carnes
PICKERS By James McLindon
PRINCESS AUDREY By Tracy Held Potter
SHIFTING EMOJIS by Robin Caroline
SUSQUEHANNA by John F. Sarno
There’s a New Goddess in Town by L.Z. Zephyr
A Trip to Eden by Nancy Gall-Clayton
Vacuum Seal By Mildred Inez Lewis
Where Mama Left Off by Doc Andersen-Bloomfield

The Play’s the Thing new play series selections date extended to December 31

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We at IT have received so many submissions for the upcoming season’s new play series, The Play’s the Thing, that we have extended the date for play selections announcement and scheduling.  As of now, the announcement date for this series of 10-minute and short plays has been extended to December 31.

IT thanks all playwrights for their submissions!  The theme of “Women Leading” seems to have struck a chord indeed.

Season’s best to everyone.

Now Accepting — New Play Submissions on “Women Leading”, the Season’s Theme

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Itinerant Theatre (IT) is well into the 2018-19 season with the very, very successful September evening of dinner theatre with cohost St. Andrew Presbyterian Church.

IT is now accepting new play submissions for its annual 10-minute and short play series, The Play’s The Thing.

Playwrights are to address the theme “Women Leading”.   Play submission deadline is October 31, 2018. Submit to

Sold out! Louisiana Women: Leading Women – Maggie & Rosa

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We sold our very last tickets tonight just after the dress rehearsal.  In fact, we could sell more, of that we are sure.  But this being a dinner theatre, and since we promise no re-creation of the “fishes and loaves” tale of old from the Great Book, our fine three-course dinner will only stretch so far.   We are sold out!  We have no more tickets for sale.

Tomorrow at 6:00pm we serve dinner, and soon after that, Joy Pace gives her rollicking, complex interpretation of that great Louisiana journalist from the Morning Advocate, “Maggie” (Margaret Dixon).  Later, after coffee and dessert are under way, “Rosa” literally roles (her bicycle) into the room and we’re off to the races!

See you at the show!

Seven Days from “Louisiana Women: Leading Women” with “Maggie” & “Rosa”

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Greetings to our readers and theatre followers, We are so excited about our upcoming Dinner Theatre hosted by St. Andrew Presbyterian Church.  What a great three-course dinner they are preparing for us, with Kevin Hodge as chef  (ps He needs to know — by Thursday 5:00pm — if you want the beef medallion entree or shrimp & grits entree.).

We begin load-in of heavy set items today.  Monday we load in tech equipment.  Dress rehearsals are Thursday and Friday.

Buy your tickets now!  We prefer that Ticket sales END on Thursday, September 6th.  We are NOT reserving seats.  Don’t wait.  Buy at this website and print out your ticket.  Or, call 436-6275 or 477-6166 between 9:00-3:00 to pay and pick up your tickets.   Tickets are $40 or a table of 8 for $300.

Doors open 5:30pm Saturday, September 8th at St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, 4020 Hodges St., at Sale.  Dinner is served at 6:00.  “Maggie” begins between courses.  “Rosa” is after a later course.

See you at our Dinner Theatre!

Buy Tickets in Advance for Sept 8th Dinner Theatre!

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Hello, Everyone.  We’re gearing up for the one-night dinner theatre event co-hosted by St. Presbyterian Church (4020 Hodges at Sale in the Fellowship Hall).  “Maggie” and “Rosa” are coming to life.  We’re getting the stage, lights, you name it, lined up and ready to load in.

BUY YOUR TICKETS IN ADVANCE!  We’ll not be reserving ahead or selling at the door.  It’s a 3=course delicious seated dinner, and we need to count heads.

The best place to buy is online on this website.  Walk in with your ticket printed out, plus, we have a list to match.  If that does not work, call 436-6275 or the church 477-6166.  You’ll need to pick up your tickets from either IT or the church 9am-3pm.

See you at the show!

Technical Director readies for “Maggie” & “Rosa”

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Our Technical Director, Michelle Cook Brunson, who teaches at Sowela and designs sets for McNeese Theatre productions, has met with us and has started to develop ideas on lighting.  Sound design is mostly in the can, but pre-show music for “Rosa” will undergo some revisions.  St. Andrew Presbyterian Church has built a stage, so that folks seated at the large round dinner tables can see over heads!  A seamstress will work on revising the costumes from the 2012 shows (Hard to believe it’s been that long since IT produced these plays at the Imperial Calcasieu Museum.)

The show is coming along.  Buy tickets at this website or call IT at 436-6275 or the church at 477-6166 to reserve seats.

IT and St Andrew Presyterian Ch host Dinner Theatre, “Leading Women”

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Itinerant Theatre (IT) proudly announces that on September 8, 2018 it will co-host a second dinner theatre with St. Andrew Presbyterian Church. The evening’s theme is Louisiana Women:  Leading Women. The church will prepare and present under the direction of chef Kevin Hodge a three-course dinner. IT will produce “Maggie” and “Rosa”, two one-woman plays taken from Carolyn Woosley’s 13 one-woman plays, Louisiana Women.


Location and time for the dinner theatre is the Fellowship Hall of St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, 4020 Hodges St., corner of Sale and Hodges Streets. Doors open at 5:30 and dinner begins at 6:00. Tickets are $40 or $300 for a table of eight.


Dinner will include a salad, choice of beef medallions over roasted golden potato or shrimp & grits. Desserts include bread pudding, chocolate mousse and crème brûlée. Drinks will be water, iced tea and coffee.


Margaret Dixon (1908 – 1970) “Maggie”, was the first managing editor of a major periodical, the Baton Rouge Morning Advocate in the USA. From 1938 until her death she covered every session of the Louisiana state legislature, with particular focus on Governor Earl Long and public access to political records. Dixon also led reform efforts at Angola Prison and treatment of mentally ill children and youth. The play’s setting is Maggie’s office, 1959.


Rosa Lucille Hart (1900-1964) “Rosa”. A budding literary intellectual, Rosa is hiliariously tricked into becoming the first woman cheerleader in the USA as she urged on Tulane University teams during WWI. Soon after Rosa returns home to Lake Charles, she cofounds and directs, in her inimitable way, the Lake Charles Little Theatre for 30 years. The play’s setting is Spring 1948 in Rosa’s bedroom as she relishes the arrival of Life Magazine’s reporter for coverage of a local production that “flopped on Broadway, but it won’t flop here!”


Louisiana Women, researched and written by Carolyn Woosley, is a composite of 13 one-woman plays about actual Louisiana women who lived between 1742 and 2007. Each play runs approximately thirty minutes. Each explores the events, issues or values of the day. In the midst of the play the actress often becomes other characters, sometimes male and sometimes of another race.


To purchase tickets visit the IT website or call 337-436-6275 or call the church at 337-477-6166.

The Play’s the Thing New Play Series continues June 2 & June 3

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Don’t miss 14 more new 10-minute and short plays this weekend!  The audience last weekend truly enjoyed the experience.  So did cast and crew who were constantly “changing hats” and taking audience to differently times, places, plots, dilemmas, you name it.   Be transported in six new plays Saturday, June 2, 7:00pm and eight new plays Sunday, June 3, 2:00pm.

Playwrights are from a number of states.  For the entire two-weekend series six playwrights are from NY; two are from each of the following:  California, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Texas.  A number of other states are represented.  Amazing.

For this second weekend playwrights on Saturday are:  Dean Farell Bruggeman, Kate Danley, Katherine Dubois, Ronaldo McDoyle, Donna Stuccio and Carolyn Woosley.  On Sunday playwrights are:  Michael Edan, Melinda Gros, Donna Hoke, David Blakely & Anna Hudson, John Meiners, Jr., Steffi Rubin and Judd Lear Silverman.

Tickets are $10/$8 seniors/$5 students of any age.  Buy via this website or at the door.  Reserve by calling 337-436-6275.

The location is the same as last weekend:  Central School A&H Building, 809 Kirby St., Studio 339, Lake Charles.  Arrive early (especially if you reserved but did not buy the ticket) and park in back.