Southern Rep Joins New Orleans Fringe Fest, 11/19-21


This year Southern Rep adds our venue to the New Orleans Fringe Festival, November 19-21 at 7 pm with the extraordinary and sizzling comedy INCENDIARY by Adam Szymkowicz directed by Damon Arrington. Featuring Tony Award winner Michael Cerveris and Southern Rep Artistic Director Aimée Hayes.
In INCENDIARY, Elise is a pyromaniac fire chief who falls in love with Jake, the detective investigating her fires. Carrie, Elise's therapist, is trying to get her to stop lighting fires and Carrie's husband, Gary, is leading the life of a somewhat ineffective corporate spy. See how many ways there are to make a fire!
Tickets: Are just $8 and will be available nightly AT THE DOOR ONLY.  Fringe Passes may be purchased in advance at Passes purchased at are general admission tickets for any Fringe show, subject to availability, including INCENDIARY at Southern Rep. The Southern Rep Box Office opens one hour prior to the performance and admission for INCENDIARY will be first come, first serve. For more information please call 504-522-6545 or go online to Venue: Southern Rep Theatre The Shops at Canal Place, 365 Canal Street, Third Floor.
Southern Rep continues its 24th season as the region's premiere professional theatre, producing bold world and regional premieres under the leadership of Artistic Director Aimée Hayes and Managing Director, Marieke Gaboury. In addition to an exciting Mainstage season that takes us on a journey from the dining room table to a 19th Century doctor's examining table to a magical realm inhabited by mythical creatures,  Southern Rep @ Le Chat Noir offers a Second Stage season of eclectic, smart, silly and audacious theatrical fare. Southern Rep continues to offer educational programs such as free student matinees, $10 student rush tickets and Academy SRT; as well as providing an artistic home to new works in development in the annual New Play Bacchanal. In Fall 2010, Southern Rep launched a new play award for women of color playwrights, The Ruby Prize, named in honor of civil rights advocate Ruby Bridges.
The 2010 New Orleans Fringe Festival, November 17-21, will be an extraordinary five days of theater, performance art and spectacle.  Forty groups from around the country and New Orleans will be presenting over 100 shows in venues across the city. The shows include the exotic, the dramatic and the insane: drama, dance, one-person shows, cabaret, comedy, puppetry, clowning, improvisational, aerialist and many other creative works.

Venues include traditional theaters as well as unusual spaces:  Shadowbox Theatre, Skull Club, NOLA Candle Factory, Backyard Ballroom, Trinity Church, Den of Muses and others. All performances are $8 each and run between 30 and 60 minutes.  Tickets are available online at, at the door before each show, or at the Fringe Festival Tent during the festival. 

The Fringe Festival Free-For-All Tent is the heart of the Festival; it is a big-top where audience members and performers can mingle over refreshments and enjoy free entertainment; it will be located at the corner of Press and Dauphine Streets in the Marigny. Other free Fringe activities during the Festival include a showcase of the hottest spoken word artists in New Orleans at Bam-Bam-Boom-Baby-Boom on Saturday, November 20th at 7 pm (Location TBA), Paint Party by NOLA Rising, Free Previews on November 17th and 18, Festival Party on November 19th, the Goodchildren Social Aid and Pleasure Club Fringe Parade down St. Claude at 2 pm on Saturday November 20th.

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