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SEASON 1

2008-2009

March 13 - April 11, 2009

Tant que Durera la Terre

Written by John Doucet, Tant que Durera la Terre is a dedication to all the historical families of Cheniere Cominada - those taken as well as those spared to keep the story alive. The slender ridge that rises above the marshland leading to Grand Isle, Louisiana, was once a densely-populated fishing community known as Chenerie Cominada. In the late 19th century, the French-speaking but multi-ethnic community of 1700 persons served as the major supplier of fish and shellfish to the restaurants of New Orleans. On the night of October 1st, 1893, the history, economy, settlement and ancestry of Cheneire Cominada, as well as that of all southeastern Louisiana, was forcibly changed forever.  

August 1 & 2, 2008

Mirrors of Charters Street

Two Shows Only!

Special Events

January 24, 2015

Spencer Bohren

Performer / Educator / Artist / Guitarist / Storyteller

February 14, 2009

Elwood P. Dowd, Perry Martin, is a wealthy drunk who starts having visions of a giant rabbit named Harvey. Elwood lives with his sister Veta, Casey McShain, and her daughter Myrtle Mae Simmons, Camille Griffin, and Veta worries that Elwood has gone insane. In the process of trying to have him committed, Veta admits that she occasionally sees Harvey herself. The director of the mental home, Dr. Chumley, tries to reconcile his duty to help Elwood with his own growing experiences with Harvey.

Hot! Hot! Hot!

October 10 - November 9, 2008

A tale of a couple, stranded in the chaos of Hurricane Katrina, in their attic because they didn't want to leave their home. Their house began to flood and they climbed into the attic to escape the rising water. In the midst of the wind and rain, blossomed an old marriage within comforting one another. Randy Cheramie, Sugar, and Lorna Gianelloni, Camille, take on telling the side of the unforgettable storm that devastated the South ten years ago. Nominated for the 2008 Pulitzer Prize Drama. Winner of the 2006 National New Play Network Commission Award. Winner of the 2007 Big Easy Entertainment Awards for Best Original Script.

Rising Water

August 1 & 2, 2008

Mirrors of Charters Street

Two Shows Only!