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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!

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 www.itineranttheatre.com or call 337-436-6275 or call the church at 337-477-6166.