Southern Rep Adds A CHRISTMAS CAROL to 2014-15 Mainstage Season

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Southern Rep Adds A CHRISTMAS CAROL to 2014-15 Mainstage Season

Southern Rep Theatre has announced details about its 2014-15 Mainstage Season, including new information on locations, dates and times, as well as unveiling a new addition to its Lagniappe Series: A CHRISTMAS CAROL by Charles Dickens, adapted by Doris Baizley and featuring John "Spud" McConnell who returns as the iconic Scrooge in December 2014.

Southern Rep Theatre's 2014-15 Mainstage Season will be focused on productions that share the stories of, and about, Louisianans. Details are as follows:

National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere
BROOMSTICK
By John Biguenet
Directed by Amy Holtcamp
Featuring Liann Pattison

October 4 - November 2, 2014 (Previews October 1 - 3)
Performances: 8:00 pm/Sunday Matinees: 3:00 pm
Ashé Cultural Arts Center, 1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., New Orleans, LA 70113

In a remote cabin deep in the woods, an old crone spins a spellbinding tale about her life, her love affairs, and her cursed reputation. Mischievously funny, dark, and just in time for Halloween, BROOMSTICK is the story of one woman who hovers in the shadowy space between good and evil, fantasy and reality, and who, some say, may be a little too hungry for justice.

Produced in partnership with the Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival

SUDDENLY LAST SUMMER
By Tennessee Williams
Directed by Aimée HayesFeaturing Brenda Currin

March 7 - April 5, 2015 (Previews March 4 - 6)
Performances: 8:00 pm/Sunday Matinees: 3:00 pm
Location to be announced

Set in the Garden District of New Orleans, Tennessee Williams' masterwork, SUDDENLY LAST SUMMER, follows a wealthy society matron, Violet Venable, who attempts to lobotomize her niece Catherine in a struggle to cover up the truth about her son Sebastian's sudden death. When her doctor tries to unravel the mystery, will Catherine share the shocking and terrible truth of what happened, or succumb to the pressure to protect the legacy of a powerful family?

Presented in partnership with the Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival, SUDDENLY LAST SUMMER raises bold questions about mental illness, sexuality, guilt, brutality, and the search for truth.

World Premiere
BOUDIN: The New Orleans Music Project
Concept by Sean Daniels, Curated by Sean Daniels, Aimée Hayes, and Matt Callahan
Directed by Sean Daniels

April 18 - May 17, 2015 (Previews April 15 - 17)
Performances: 8:30 pm/Sunday Matinees: 3:00pm
Location to be announced

Southern Rep asked locals from all over the city to answer the question "How Has New Orleans Music Saved Your Soul?" and the hilarious, poignant, powerful, and personal responses that we received have got us jazzed. Now, Southern Rep has mixed the best of the bunch together and cooked up BOUDIN: The New Orleans Music Project, a musical performance that celebrates our music, history, and the magic nature of New Orleans. Performing true tales from New Orleans writers, musicians, and regular folks from around New Orleans, live music, and custom-made visual art to make a brand new, "soul saving" good time at the theatre.

Regional Premiere
DETROIT
By Lisa D'Amour
Directed by Aimée Hayes
Featuring Jessica Podewell, Mike Harkins, Laura Friedmann, Todd D'Amour, and David Hoover

May 30 - June 21, 2015 (Previews May 27 - May 29)
Performances: 8:00 pm/Sunday Matinees: 3:00 pm
Location to be announced

In a first-ring suburb just outside a city that might be Detroit, Ben and Mary see sudden signs of life at the deserted house next door and invite their new neighbors Sharon and Kenny over for a barbecue. As the action unfolds we learn that Sharon and Kenny met at rehab, neither is employed, and they don't own a stick of furniture. In the Regional Premiere of the Pulitzer Prize and Susan Smith Blackburn Award-nominated DETROIT, a quintessentially American backyard party quickly becomes something funnier - and more dangerous, too.

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