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Southern Rep’s 2­­­­­­5th Annual Gala Features Ricky Graham in SCANDAL AT THE WINDSOR COURT HOTEL

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Enter a shadowy world of mystery and intrigue as Southern Rep presents its 25th annual gala, SCANDAL AT THE WINDSOR COURT HOTEL: A BOUDREAUX FLAMBEAUX MURDER MYSTERY. Ricky Graham leads a stellar cast of local luminaries as the intrepid detective Flambeaux in this immersive and interactive New Orleans-style whodunit. Gala guests may even find themselves under suspicion as unpredictable events unfold. The event takes place at the luxurious Windsor Court Hotel and includes a gourmet four-course meal, open bar, and live and silent auctions featuring numerous items of great local interest. Tickets are $150 per person or $1,500 for a table of 10.

Theatre can be "moider," so come see why actors say they "killed the audience." You be the judge.
-Ricky Graham, aka Detective Boudreaux Flambeaux

As part of our ongoing celebration of 25 years of bringing groundbreaking new plays to New Orleans, Southern Rep will be proud to honor our company's founder, Ms Rosary O'Neill, at the Annual Gala. Ms O'Neill will be joined at this one-night event by friends and supporters from Southern Rep's early years.

As we launch into our 25th Anniversary it is totally appropriate to begin at the beginning. Twenty-five years ago, Rosary O'Neill launched Southern Rep with deep support and excitement from the community about professional theatre returning to the city. We honor her for having the vision and determination to build a foundation for the company and create a legacy of work within the New Orleans community. Similarly, Windsor Court is a grande dame of New Orleans fine dining and sophisticated party going. Celebrating our birthday in such elegant digs with our founder at the center will make for a not-to-be-missed fete...
-Aimée Hayes, Artistic Director of Southern Rep

The evening will also be highlighted by a sumptuous four-course meal provided by the award-winning culinary staff of the Windsor Court Hotel, including Executive Chef Drew Dzejak, Executive Sous Chef Vlad Ahmadyarov, and Pastry Chef Shun Li. The live and silent auctions will feature original artwork, stunning jewelry, exotic vacations, tickets to the hottest shows in New Orleans, and a great variety of additional offerings from many of New Orleans best-loved stores and businesses. Ricky Graham is joined by his fellow cast members from THE NORMAN CONQUESTS, James Bartelle, Natalie Boyd, Aimée Hayes, Jennifer Pagan, and Andrew Vaught, PLUS Southern Rep favorites Robin Baudier, Sean Glazebrook, Chris Kaminstein, Vatican Lokey, Alan Payne, and Mandy Zirchenbach. Trixie Minx and a few of her cohorts from Fleur de Tease will be on hand, as well, to titillate and entertain.

For more information, or to reserve your tickets, please call 504-522-6545 or go online to www.SouthernRep.com.
Ricky Graham, star of SCANDAL AT THE WINDSOR COURT HOTEL: A BOUDREAUX FLAMBEAUX MURDER MYSTERY, has written and directed ...And The Ball And All, the longest-running original comedy in New Orleans, which won the Gambit Big Easy Award as Best Comedy. With Harry Mayronne, Bob Bruce, and Roy Haylock Ricky has written Hollywood Heaven (which won the Gambit Big Easy Award for Best Comedy at Le Chat Noir), and The Black And White Blues (with Harry), which played the Laurie Beechman Theatre in New York City. With Harry and David Cuthbert he wrote and directed the musicals Daryl's Perils and At The Club Toot Sweet. Ricky has starred in A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum, The Mikado, The Pirates of Penzance, Little Me, Chicago, Candide, and Oliver! at Tulane Summer Lyric Theatre. This season Ricky will perform in the trilogy The Norman Conquests at Southern Rep Theatre. Ricky also has written, directed and performed in Crescent City for WWNO, an affiliate of National Public Radio, and his acclaimed post-Katrina show I'm Still Here, Me at Le Chat Noir. Ricky's latest version of his political satire musical revue, The Renew Revue, opened in March of 2011.

Southern Rep finishes 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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