FIVE BY TENN and THE GRANDE DAMES Set for 1/10-11 at Marigny Opera House

Don't miss one night performances of FIVE BY TENN and THE GRAND DAMES at the Bacchanal next week. Tickets available at: or CALL: 504-522-6545.

Five by Tenn: An Evening of Selected Scenes from Tennessee Williams Plays

WHEN: Saturday, January 11 at 8:00 P.M.
WHERE: Marigny Opera House, 725 St Ferdinand St, New Orleans, LA 70117
COST: $20

Come see short readings from selected scenes by America's greatest playwright. These vignettes represent the depth and breadth of his talent. You'll witness Obie award winner Brenda Currin performing from Williams' classic Orpheus Descending. Orpheus was developed from an earlier Williams' work, Battle of Angels written in 1940. Veronica Russell and Eli Grove will present a scene of this earlier rendition. Aimee Hayes and Mike Harkins will dazzle with a scene from The Night of the Iguana as a preview of what's to come at the Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival in March.

Scenes from lesser known works round out the program-David Hoover directs a scene from The Mutilated, a Tennessee Williams comedy set in the French Quarter. And Jason Kirkpatrick directs the talented Kerry Cahill and Ross Britz in Not About Nightingales. Although this play was originally written in the 1930s, it wasn't discovered until the late 1990s when Vanessa Redgrave made it her personal mission to track it down. For tickets to this TW Sampler, visit or call 504-522-6545.

Presented by Southern Rep in partnership with the Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival: THE NEW PLAY BACCHANAL is a multi-faceted annual play festival that gathers local artists, playwrights, directors, and the theatre community together to exchange and produce ideas, and to encourage the development of new work, nurture local playwrights and support New Orleans' creative community at large. THE NEW PLAY BACCHANAL will be hosted at the Marigny Opera House (with the exception of the Toga Party, hosted at The Shadowbox), January 10 - 11, 2014.


The Grande Dames of New Orleans: MOVE OVER REAL HOUSEWIVES!

WHEN: Friday, January 10 at 7:00 PM
WHERE: Marigny Opera House, 725 St Ferdinand St, New Orleans, LA 70117
COST: $20 (single); $60-$75 (VIP All-Access Pass)

Make room for the Grande Dames of New Orleans! A reality show that broke the mold, the New Orleans franchise of the popular series has wrapped filming, and now the stars are sitting down to go over the season-explaining the behavior that broke all Nielsen ratings! The fights! The feuds! The insults! The lawsuits! The backstabbing! It doesn't get any more real than this!

Trixie Minx reading the part of: Rebecca Barron: "If you aren't born with money, why not marry it?" Nell Nolan reading the part of Serena Castlemaine: "I love a city where people look at you funny if you don't drink." Janet Daley Duval reading the part of Megan Dreher: "Don't be jealous of my lifestyle. Be jealous because I'm beautiful." Francince Segal reading the part of Chloe Valence: "Everyone loves a rags to riches story, and Cinderella has nothing on me." Margarita Bergen (pictured) reading the part of Margery Lautenschlaeger: "If life is a banquet, I'm always first in line." Peggy Scott Laborde reading the part of Fidelis Vandiver: "I like to stay fit so I am ready for everything life has to offer."

For more information, visit, email or call 504-581-1144; Toll-free: 1-800-990-FEST.

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