We do not want you to forget about the wonderful things happening Thursday and Saturday nights, but for this blog, as with last week’s blog, we’re going to stay with Friday night for now. We think we’ll have several books of interest to buy, other historians who have written or edited about Cleoma Breaux Falcon. Also, post-performance Ann Savoy is going to participate in a Q&A on the making of her all-new, all-Cleoma music CD.
But, for now we’re staying with “Things From Our Past”, the pre-theatrical event to Friday evening’s “Cleoma”.
Please, meet the playwright/director of “The Things From Our Past”, Angela Belle Richard Wubben:
“I was born to Cajun parents in Lake Charles, Louisiana, the middle child of four. My adventurous parents created the unique opportunity for us to grow up in California, Colorado, and Louisiana. As an adult I have continued that tradition and resided in Florida, Los Angels, New York City and Lake Charles. In 1993 I returned to McNeese
and graduated with honors as an Education Major. Then, like many graduates, I put my career on hold, married Gerry Wubben and enjoyed raising my two children, Liam and Avery. I have always been drawn to the theatre and once again find myself at McNeese finishing my second degree in Theatre.
For the past 13 years Mary Lee Coles and I have directed an after school youth drama program for the Jeff Davis Arts Council. Our program began with about 14 students in grades 3rd -5th. This season we proudly enrolled 46 students from grades 3rd -10th. Witnessing these drama students grow over the years has been enlightening. Some of the productions I have directed are: Robin Hood, Louis Braille, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, the Fourteen Dancing Princesses, and The Steadfast Tin Soldier. This fall I will direct two plays: The Fairy Tale Courtroom and a student written play The Good Ferries Bad Retirement (working title).
“The Things From Our Past” has evolved over the years from a look, see and touch exhibit to the current narrated living history. It provides a glimpse into the way things were prior to electricity. I have had the pleasure of edu-taining with this eclectic collection of “old stuff’ that helps to shed some light on the challenges of living in a less technological world. Armed with humor, information and a few tall tales we explore the not so distant but very different reality of family life.”