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Southern Rep At Le Chat Noir Announces Summer Events

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With sold out houses and rave reviews, the Southern Rep @ Le Chat Noir production of Zombie Town: A Documentary Play by Tim Bauer, directed by Mark Routhier, has extended through August 1st! ZOMBIE TOWN welcomes new cast member, James Yeargain for the extension.
Audiences are having so much fun with Zombie Town, the cast and crew and I are incredibly excited to extend this brainy comedy for two more weekends. Come and enjoy this mockumentary play about an earnest San Francisco theatre collective who travel to Harwood, Texas to interview the survivors of a devastating zombie attack. -- Mark Routhier, Director
Extension dates: Thursday, July 22 thru Saturday, July 24 @ 8pm, Sunday, July 25 @ 6pm, Thursday July 29 @ 8pm, Sunday, August 1 @ 6pm. Tickets are still just $20 and may be purchased at 504-581-5812, www.cabaretlechatnoir.com or www.SouthernRep.com.

and the hot summer fare continues at Southern Rep @ Le Chat Noir with:

NEW ORLEANS DOWN THE HATCH
July 30 and 31, Friday and Saturday at 8pm
A Cabaret in Two Cocktails
Join Big Easy Theatre Person of the Year (and Running with Scissors stalwart) Bob Edes JR. and New Orleans chef/author (and one of our excellent Andrews Sisters) Elizabeth Pearce as they recount the story of New Orleans in spirits and songs! From the sazerac your great-great-grandparents drank to the hurricanes that barely legal types guzzle on Bourbon Street, New Orleans is a city defined by its fortifying adult beverages. Sing and sip along as pianist Jim Walpole joins Bob and Elizabeth on this intoxicating adventure. Ticket includes a complimentary taste of featured cocktails.
Tickets are $20 and may be purchased at 504-581-5812, www.cabaretlechatnoir.com or www.SouthernRep.com.

THE REALLY DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES OF STEPFORD PARISH
Back by popular demand! August 6, 7 & 8, Friday and Saturday @ 8pm, Sunday @ 6pm
Pull out the potholders and the Lemon Fresh Pledge: Running With Scissors is taking you where dustbunnies fear to tread, into the spic-and-span heart of suburban America! We're traveling to the community of Stepford, Louisiana - a place where the loafers are light, the cosmos are crisp, and wives are always on the watch for waxy yellow buildup. Join us as we pull back the curtain on The Really Desperate Housewives of Stepford Parish!
Featuring...Kyle Daigrepont, Bob Edes JR., Brian Peterson, Dorian Rush, and Michael Sullivan.
Tickets are $25 (Fri/Sat) and $20 (Sun) all tickets include $5 drink credit.
Reservations: 504-581-5812, www.cabaretlechatnoir.com or www.SouthernRep.com.

THE NEW ORLEANS BINGO! SHOW
August 13 & 14, Friday and Saturday at 8pm
The New Orleans BINGO! Show is an ever-evolving, multi-media, theatrical revue built around the exquisite songwriting and impeccable musical chops of multi-instrumental vocalist and frontman Clint Maedgen. With this amazing original music & a great swath of New Orleans revelry, The New Orleans BINGO! Show is "a link between the old music to come and the mysterious-funhouse atmosphere that continues in New Orleans."-New York Times. You can't deny the passion of the band and its audience!
Tickets are $25 and may be purchased at 504-581-5812, www.cabaretlechatnoir.com or www.SouthernRep.com.
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REGIONAL PREMIERE
THE FOUR OF US
by Itamar Moses
directed by A.J. Allegra
August 19 - September 5, Thursdays - Saturdays @ 8pm, Sundays @ 6pm.
THE FOUR OF US is a comedy about the idealism and dreams of young friendship and aspiring youth, and how the realities of success and adulthood shake those foundations. When Ben's first novel is sold for an astonishing advance, his struggling playwright best friend, David, is thrilled for him... but is also jealous and resentful and hurt. Can a friendship endure ego? Can the expectations of youth endure the cold realities of success and failure? This intimate two man comedy with Sean Glazebrook (With a Bang) and Zach Rogers (Zombie Town: a documentary play) explores these questions and more.
A clever comic drama with a nifty twist...a touching, appealing play. - New York Times
...wickedly smart. - Time Out New York
Tickets are just $20 and may be purchased at 504-581-5812, www.cabaretlechatnoir.com or www.SouthernRep.com.

SOUTHERN REP @ LE CHAT NOIR WEDNESDAYS

2nd Wednesdays: THE SOAP
DEBAUCHERY! by Pat Bourgeois, Directed by Mark Routhier
Featuring: Matthew Mickal, Sean Patterson, Jessie Podewell, Gary Rucker, Amanda Zirkenbach
At 7:30pm on the 2nd Wednesday of every month, Debauchery!, a new soap opera about a rich, eccentric New Orleans family just trying to find love, a place to belong, more wealth, and, of course, sex! $10 cover. Come for a little Debauchery! Get a drink, get soaped, get addicted!

3rd Wednesdays: 6x6
6 Ten Minute Plays by 6 Playwrights James Bartelle, Pat Bourgeois, Gabrielle Reisman, Brian Sands, Michael Aaron Santos, Lisa Shattuck (Alternates: Madison Curry and Jim Fitzmorris)
6 plays. 6 local playwrights. A long list of guest actors and directors. At 7:30 pm on the 3rd Wednesday of every month, see six staged, script-in-hand readings of six brand new ten minute plays exploring themes close to the heart of New Orleans. $10 cover. Cheap drinks on offer at the bar!

4th Wednesdays: SLAM
open mic monologue & poetry slam. ev'ry month. 4th wednesdays. poets & actors.
bless the mic. to compete. duke it out. battle. SLAM.
At 7:30pm on the 4th Wednesday of every month, the mic will be open to poets & actors, to compete for the best poem and monologue for a cash prize of $25. Hosts Gamal Abdel Chasten and Kataalyst Alcindor.
$5 cover at the door / $2 PBR's / $25 cash prizes

Southern Rep enters its 24th season as the region's premiere professional theatre, continuing to produce bold world and regional premieres under the artistic leadership of Aimée Hayes, with Managing Director, Marieke Gaboury and Associate Artistic Director, Mark Routhier. 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 at 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.

Southern Rep continues to show that it is staging the most important, challenging, and downright mesmerizing pieces of theater New Orleans audiences are graced to experience. - Theodore P. Mahne, The Times-Picayune Lagniappe


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