Friday, November 23, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving! (have an extra helping of theatre!)

Happening now!

A Christmas Tuna for Thanksgiving weekend! Get your tickets now for the Hilarious Comedy with Shane Guilbeau, and Kyle Bourque. What could be better entertainment for the entire family?  Eat the Turkey--laugh it all off at the show!   November 21-25 (last show is a Sunday Matinee at 2:00) AND YES!  We're having a show on Thanksgiving evening!!  Buy your tickets online at

Coming Soon!


 Eunice Players' Theatre is proud to present the hilarious comedy by Alan Ball, Five Women Wearing The Same Dress, as the third and final show of their 43rd season. The play is directed by Gabe Ortego. 

     The plot surrounds five bridesmaids who sequester themselves in a bedroom immediately following the wedding in which they served. Through the course of the afternoon, they drunkenly bare their souls and discover a common bond. Sparks fly between one of the women and a charming bad-boy usher. The show includes adult humor and smoking onstage.

  The cast includes Kaitlin LeBleu, of Basile, as Frances; Bonnie Pitre, of Eunice, as Meredith; Amy Martel Rider, of Eunice, as Trisha; Adrienne Renee Miller, of Eunice, as Georgeanne; Kelly Pitre, of Eunice, as Mindy; and Joshua Carriere, of Eunice, as Tripp.

Performance dates:
November 29 at 6:00 p.m. - Dinner Theatre
November 30 at 7:00 p.m.    December 2 at 2:00 p.m.
December 5 at 7:00 p.m.      December 6 at 7:00 p.m.
December 7 at 7:00 p.m.      December 8 at 7:00 p.m.
     Tickets are available by calling David at David Ltd. Hair Salon, 337-546-0163 or Debi at Turning Point, 337-457-2156. Visa and MasterCard may be used for advance purchase. Tickets are $10; dinner is additional $15, plus tip.

The theatre is located at 121 S. Second St. in Eunice.

The Tea-Sippers, a local youth theatre troupe managed by its all-teen membership, will perform The Effects of Gamma Rays on Man in the Moon Marigolds at 7:30 p.m. on November 30, December 1, and December 7th and 8th and at Cite des Arts in downtown Lafayette. Tickets are available for $10 in advance at or at the door.

The Effects of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds
, by Paul Zindel , follows Tillie, a timid girl who is verbally, emotionally, and rarely physically abused by her mother throughout her life. But in a twist of events, Tillie win the science fair, and proves to her mother that she is more than just “half a test tube."  Author Zindel wrote the piece in 1964 and it raises awareness of emotional abuse in the home. The Tea-Sippers are hoping to attract Acadiana teens and their families to publicize the cruelty many children face in their own homes on a daily basis.

      “We go to school every day and see people that we don’t necessarily know, or understand, and think that we can judge them based on what they look and dress like, when in reality we have no idea what they’re going through,” said Kaitlin Romero, 17-year-old Tea-Sippers’ actor and founding company member. “Hopefully this performance can get people to understand that there is always more to a story than is told, and that though you may think you understand someone, you really have no idea what they have gone through,” continued Romero, director and company founding member.
      “We can all relate to things. Yes, we know what it's like to be made fun of or what it feels like to feel unloved or unimportant. "Marigolds" is a story of normal people in the middle of realizing just how hard times can get. We all know a verbally abusive person or someone whose goal is to please others. It's a sad story in some ways, but in the end, it's the story of life," added Vincent, 17 year old director and founding company member.

All plays produced by the Tea Sippers are performed, directed, and managed completely by teens. 

The Tea-Sippers, named for their daily rehearsal-opening activity, came together as a group in September 2010 after being cast in a play at Cite des Arts. A few student actors noticed that there was a free spot in July 2011 on the Cite des Arts calendar, and they immediately booked the opening and decided that they would put on a play. Meetings for the project progressed to discussions about becoming a formal theatre troupe, and the group decided that they, as teenagers, could benefit from the responsibility and satisfaction of managing such a troupe. Since then, they have directed, acted in, and produced 9 other plays including Samuel Beckett’s Endgame, Happy Birthday Wanda June by Kurt Vonnegut, and Seventy Scenes of Halloween, all without the direction and constant aid of adults.

For more information on the performances or The Tea-Sippers, contact Cite des Arts at (337) 291-1122.

Celles d’en Haut /The Women From On High

By playwright Olivier Kemeid (Québec) Directed by Olivier Coyette (Belgium)
The piece will be performed entirely in French and then entirely in English with a wine and nibble "pause" between the two versions.  Come for one or both.  Each version lasts 75 minutes.
WITH:  Barbara Robertson, of Chicago theater and film acclaim, Park Krausen and Carolyn Cook from Le Théatre du Rêve in Atlanta, and Kevin McCoy, director of Théâtre Humain and collaborator of Robert Lepage’s Ex-Machina company in Quebec.

Set in an "establishment" and inspired by a Cindy Sherman photograph, this original work by Olivier Kemeid is crazy,colorful shrewd and full of humor. It questions human choices, examines the theme of sickness, the power of medicine and our quickness to submit blindly to it. Within all this and within the walls of the establishment lies the “possibility of an island,” medical or not: beneficial and restorative, set apart from the deafening din of the world. A deep bond develops.
The work of Québec director Olivier Kemeid has been performed at the Festival d’Avignon, the Red Bull Theater in NYC as well as in Québec, Belgium, Germany and Hungary. Olivier Kemeid was also the artistic director of Théâtre Espace Libre in Montreal from 2006 to 2010.
Théâtre du Rêve is the only professional French-language theatre company in the United States, and is dedicated to the performance of high-quality theatre from across the Francophone world right here on the American stage.
The play will be read by professional actors at Cité des Arts, on December 10th in French and English 7:00pm, suggested Donation is $10.00

Wanderlust Theatre Company continues its 2012-13 season with the original piece, We All Do by Lafayette native Jarin Schexnider! In this provocative work, a loner named Charlie befriends the world around her, exploring the similarities in struggle and happiness that bind humans and nature. Presented in a highly physical, movement based style, this environmental theatre production calls upon an ensemble of actors to play dozens of characters. Wanderlust is excited to be partnering with Feed & Seed Community Art House to present the first theatre production at this kinetic, unwrought venue.

The ensemble cast is comprised of Erin Broussard, Aren Chaisson III, Steven Cooper, Jan Erin Corzo, Andrew D. Hunter II, M. Brady McKellar, Deserea Noriega, Jarin Schexnider and Patricia Drury Sidman. Elsa Dimitriadis directs.

NOTE: In keeping with themes from the work, a special $1 off the ticket price promotion will be offered to anyone bicycling to a performance. Discount only applies to tickets purchased in person at the box office.

Wednesday, Dec. 12 through Saturday, Dec. 15 at 7:30 pm
& Sunday, December 16 at 3:00 pm
At the Feed & Seed Community Art House
106 N. Grant Street, Downtown Lafayette

$10 Admission
For ticket reservations, call (337) 504-5367 or purchase online at
For additional information about the company, visit or


Auditions for Edward Albee's At Home at the Zoo will be held at Theatre 810 on Friday, November 30 at 7pm and Saturday, December 1 at 3pm.

  We are casting ONE FEMALE LEAD to play the role of Ann, a strong and loving woman who is unhappy with her status-quo marriage and is ready to poke and prod it a little to find out what's underneath.

Actors interested should be 27-40 and should come prepared with a one-minute contemporary monologue.  We will also ask for a short cold-read from the script (we will provide.)  The production will be directed by Cooper Helm, and will show the last weekend of January and the first weekend of February with a preview on January 25th.

Thank you to all who share this and are interested.  If you have any questions about the auditions or the play, please feel free to contact me.

Scott Gremillion

   Acting Unlimited will be holding auditions for John Biguenet's Shotgun, which will be performed in collaboration with the Swine Palace of Baton Rouge, and Southern Rep. of New Orleans as part of The Katrina Cycle.  The auditions will take place at Theatre 810 (810 Jefferson Street in Lafayette) on Saturday, December 15 (1-3pm) and Sunday, December 17 (6:30-8:30pm.)

     We are looking for actors for the following roles:
 Beau Harlan, a white carpenter in his mid-thirties
 Eugene Harlan, Beau's sixteen-year-old son
 Mattie Godchaux, a black woman in her thirties   
 Dexter (Dex) Godchaux, Mattie's father, in his early sixties
 Clarence (Willie) Williams, Mattie's black ex-boyfriend, about Mattie's age

     If you need more information, or have any questions about the play or the production, please feel free to email us at  If you would like to audition, but cannot make these dates,  please feel free to contact us before the audition dates to arrange an alternative time.

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