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This month, we are pleased to welcome:


No Lye Comedy, New Orleans
No Lye Comedy is a New Orleans-based collective dedicated to making all black, all femme and all funny comedy. The No Lye improv team headlines the monthly variety show Comedy. Periodt. and has been featured at the inaugural New Orleans Improv Festival.


The Four Humors Comedy, Baton Rouge
The Four Humors are a tight knit team from Baton Rouge, LA. This all-female trio draws a lot of inspiration from everyday relationships for their improv. They have lots of feelings.


Rag Tag, Lafayette
A rag-tag band of ladies from several of Lafayette's improv troupes. They revel in fast-paced, witty, and sometimes bawdy scenes. There's not much they won't do or say!


Your Pretty Friend, Lafayette
Your Pretty Friend loves exploring your relationships. While they may seem outwardly vain, selfish, and gossipy, you know deep down that Your Pretty Friend will absolutely risk messing up their perfect hair to defend your honor. Mads & Elaine specialize in relationship-based improv scenes, using their real-life connection as platonic-life-partners to dig into the feelings behind each encounter.

March 6
9:00 p.m.
The Weaning Process

The Weaning Process is a local improv troupe that experiments in both short and long forms. Every Second Saturday ArtWalk, they bring you a show with a new theme, format, or gimmick. Don't miss the fun!

8:00 p.m. every Second Saturday ArtWalk
Pervirgin
POSTPONED
Auditions for Appropriate by Brandon Jacobs-Jenkins

Auditions for LRE's production of
"Appropriate" by Brandon Jacobs-Jenkins
Directed by Alicia Chaisson

Auditions:   Please check back periodically for audition reschedule dates.
Auditioners will be seen on a first come, first served basis. You do not have to be present for entire block of time.

Please prepare a one-minute monologue from a contemporary play. Additionally, sides of scenes and/or monologues will be provided.

Performances take place July 17-24.
Rehearsals will begin late April.

Play description:
Dark secrets emerge as three siblings gather at their late father's old plantation home in this daring drama. Full of shocking moments, dark comedy, and heavy subject matter, this play is not for the faint of heart. Actors must be comfortable with adult language and content.

CHARACTERS

Antoinette “Toni” Lafayette : the oldest sibling, white, woman, late 40s/early 50s, trying to hold it all together but not succeeding

Rhys Thurston : Toni’s son, white, late teens, actor must be 18 or over but look younger, fresh from rehab, over it all

Beauregarde “Bo” Lafayette : ALREADY CAST. the middle sibling, white, man, late 40s/early 50s, well-meaning business man who worries about the bottom line

Rachael Kramer-Lafayette : Bo’s wife, white, late 40s, protective mom trying to make family memories

*Cassidy “Cassie” Kramer-Lafayette : their older child, white, girl, early teens, thinks she is an adult and tries to prove it

*Ainsley Kramer-Lafayette : their younger child, white, boy, under 10 years old, overactive, curious, no spoken lines but important to the action

Francois “Franz/Frank” Lafayette : the youngest sibling, white, man, late 30s/early 40s, returning after a long disappearance, a changed man

River Rayner : Franz’s fiancee, white, woman, early 20s, but looks younger, supportive, looks for the good in everything/everyone, believes in spirits

*It is recommended that a parent discuss the content of the play with our director, Alicia Chaisson, before auditioning for Cassie and Ainsley. Send us a message with your contact info, and we will pass it along to Alicia.

Note: It is important that all characters present as white, due to the story's major theme of racism.

March 21 & 22

Jazz Happy Hour featuring
Gale Leslie

Join us in Cliff's Bar @ Cite des Arts for the Jazz stylings of Vocalist Gale Leslie at Jazz Happy Hour from 5:00 - 7:30 p.m on the first and third Friday of each month!  Gale sings all of your favorite standards and there are drink specials!!

1st and 3rd Friday of each month
5:00 - 7:30 p.m.
   POSTPONED 
Celtic Balladeer Danny O’Flaherty Returns to Citè des Arts

Please check back for re-scheduled date. Celtic songster, Danny O’Flaherty, will return to Cité des Arts.  O’Flaherty is originally from the Aran Islands off the west coast of Ireland and entertains audiences around the world with his songs about immigration, sacrifices, struggle and love.  Join this singer, songwriter, and storyteller for a night of music at this all ages concert. 

POSTPONED - April Groovy Movie

Join us on the first Monday of each month for the  Groovy Movie!

The Groovy Movies at Cité des Arts occur on the first Monday of each month and will feature the best in classic comedies, dramas, film noir and forgotten treasures from the history of national and international cinema.  The next Groovy Movie happens on April 6 at 7:00 p.m. and will feature Howard Hawk’s fast-paced and irreverent  screwball comedy His Girl Friday, starring Cary Grant and Rosalind Russell.  

His Girl Friday is 19th on the American Film Institute’s 100 Years…100 Laughs list compiled in 2000, and in 1993 was preserved in the United States National Film Registry at the Library of Congress as “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.” 

 

 

POSTPONED

7:00 p.m. 

May Groovy Movie

Join us on the first Monday of each month for the  Groovy Movie!

The Groovy Movies at Cité des Arts occur on the first Monday of each month and will feature the best in classic comedies, dramas, film noir and forgotten treasures from the history of national and international cinema.  The next Groovy Movie happens on May 4 at 7:00 p.m. and will feature Ed Wood’s so-bad-its-good cult classic Plan 9 From Outer Space, starring Tor Johnson, Dudley Manlove, Vampira and Bela Lugosi in his final film appearance.  Dubbed “the worst film ever made” by authors Harry Medved and Michael Medved in their book The Golden Turkey Awards, as well as a nod to Ed Wood as “Worst Director Ever,” Plan 9 From Outer Space is unintentionally hilarious and charming, and  has gone on to become a cult classic! 

 

May 4

7:00 p.m. 

July Groovy Movie

Join us on the first Monday of each month for the  Groovy Movie!

The next Groovy Movie happens on July 6 and will feature Buster Keaton’s silent comedy feature The General.  Considered a major classic of the silent era, it is often ranked among the greatest American films ever made, and was included in the first class of the Library of Congress National Film Registry in 1989, with the likes of Casablanca, Citizen Kane and Gone With the Wind

 

 

July 6

7:00 p.m. 

109 Vine St, Lafayette, LA 70501

(337) 291-1122

Monday - Friday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday/ Sunday: times vary check calendar

 

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