LADIES OF THE CAMELLIAS Next Up at Rivertown Theaters, Now thru 3/29

LADIES OF THE CAMELLIAS Next Up at Rivertown Theaters, Now thru 3/29

Ladies of the Camellias, written by Lillian Groag and directed by co-artistic director Gary Rucker will be next on the Main Stage at the multi-award-winning Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts on the Main Stage running today, March 14 - 29, 2014.

The diva of all farces, Ladies of the Camellias rivals two women like Bette Davis vs. Joan Crawford or Madonna vs. Lady GaGa, but this hilarious farce is about an imagined meeting in Paris, in 1897 between the famous theater divas Sarah Bernhardt and Eleanora Duse. The two actresses-who were the biggest and most temperamental stars of their day -were scheduled to perform back-to-back productions of the play, The Lady of the Camellias in the same theater. The members of both acting companies expect huge fireworks between the two grande dames, and do what they can to avoid them meeting. Once they do, these two women, with the aid of their staff of eccentric theater folk will stop at nothing to be the last diva standing. Just the right touch of slapstick, witty tongue and glamour!

"Ladies of the Camellias is a smart and extremely funny show," says director Gary Rucker. "It will appeal to so many different audiences with its fascinating look behind the scenes of the lives and behaviors of theater people in the same vein as Noises Off which was a huge hit for us. Theater professionals and those savvy with the theater arts will love it on a whole other level!"

Rucker has assembled a cast of talented actors who are no strangers to Rivertown and other stages in the metropolitan New Orleans area.

CAST:

A GIRL - Kate Kuen

BENOIT - Michael Martin

ALEXANDER DUMAS, FILS - Ben Clement

SARAH BERNHARDT - Kathryn Merris Scott

ELEONORA DUSE - Trina Beck

FLAVIO ANDO - Shawn Benoit

GUSTAVE-HIPPOLITE WORMS - Gary Rucker

IVAN - Nick Stephens

BENOIT CONSTANT COQUELIN - Matt Reed

The schedule of performance is as follows:

Thursday: March 27 at 8:00 pm

Fridays: March 14, 21 & 28 at 8:00 pm

Saturdays: March 15, 22 & 29

Sundays: March 16 & 23 at 2:00 pm

Individual ticket prices are : $36.50 for Adults; $33.50 for Seniors; $33.50 for Students/Active Military. Corporate and individual sponsorships, season tickets, group and military discounts are available as well. To purchase, call the Box Office: (504) 461-9475 or (504) 468-7221 or visit www.RivertownTheaters.com. Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts is located at 325 Minor St. in the heart of Rivertown, Kenner LA. Plenty of free parking is available on the streets around the theater.

ABOUT RIVERTOWN THEATERS FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS: Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts kicked off its inaugural "BROADWAY SERIES AT RIVERTOWN" SCHEDULE FOR THE 2012-2013 SEASON with a new name, a new management company, Theatre 13, and new artistic directors, Gary Rucker and Kelly Fouchi. The mission of Theatre 13 is to bring new and exciting productions to the New Orleans area while providing local theatre artists an opportunity to perform and create.

Now in its second successful season, Theatre 13 is producing a wide range of professional theatrical performances, from musicals to children's theatre to more controversial and thought-provoking works for Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts. For information on the 2013-2014 season of shows and the upcoming 2014-2015 season, visit the website at www.RivertownTheaters.com.

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