Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Silverbacks Go To The Movies


Silverbacks Improv Theatre enjoys presenting special concept shows such as Soap Operas, Murder Mysteries, and Noirs. This March, the group will expand its repertoire into “Film” territory. The group will begin by improvising three “Trailers” for movies. The audience will then choose which movie they’d like to see, and the performers will deliver a one-act play of the concept.

The audience will also enjoy complimentary popcorn and candy!

 

  


Silverbacks Improv Theatre Presents: Silverbacks Go to the Movies
Wednesday March 25, 2015 at 7:30 pm
Theatre 810- 810 Jefferson St. Lafayette, Louisiana 70501
$7 admission, $5 with student I.D.
Reservations by calling: (337) 484-0172



Attending this show will also give you the chance to check out the newly renovated box office and seating area at Theatre 810!

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Two More Chances to see MEDEA OF THE BIG BOX STORE


Acadiana Repertory Theatre made audiences gasp and laugh all weekend with Ben Jolivet's workplace comedy, MEDEA OF THE BIG BOX STORE. The show, which takes inspiration from the classic Greek tragedy, applies the timeless theme of "hell hath no fury like a woman scorned" by bringing it forward to modern times and setting it on polo and khaki uniformed retail slaves.

If you missed the show this weekend, there are two more chances to catch Dee and her friends exact their revenge: Thursday, March 12 and Friday, March 13th at 7:30pm. Tickets are $15 (or $12 for Students with ID and Seniors, aged 60+), and can be reserved ahead of time by calling (337)484-0172 and purchased at the box office window or bought online at medeabigbox.eventbrite.com.

Speaking of purchasing tickets at the box office, you can now purchase your tickets with cash, check, or credit card. That's right! You can finally pay for your tickets with a card instead of having to run down the street to an ATM 2 minutes before the show starts! We hope this will make your theatre-going lives easier. We've got a couple of quiet weekends after ART loads out and we're going to use those to improv the space further. We hope you'll like what we've got in store of Theatre 810.


But Wednesday, March 28th should be anything BUT quiet, as Silverbacks Improv Theatre will be back to take us all to The Movies!... sort of.

Join us for "Silverbacks Go to the Movies," where our favorite local improvisers will make up trailers to a movie based upon audience suggestions on the spot, then show us the entire movie, including the clips that were shown in the trailers. Tickets are $7 (or $5 for Students with ID), and can be purchased at the box office.

Monday, March 2, 2015

Acadiana Repertory Theatre returns this week with a new twist on a classic tale!

Props to Rick Manuel, who took a short break after striking set for
AUI's Super-Wellesian before returning to start the lighting design
for his home company, ART.
Attention Shoppers!

Acadiana Repertory Theatre will begin their 2015 season with the developmental premiere of MEDEA OF THE BIG BOX STORE: A Workplace Comedy by Ben Jolivet.

I got a chance to peek in on ART's load in yesterday, and, I must say, the set and lighting look fantastic!

Directed by Deborah D. Ardoin, Medea of the Big Box Store is a comic riff on a classic tragedy, dedicated to anyone who ever had a crappy job. After years of toiling in the cluttered aisles of Magic Mart, Dee gets her big break: a gig at the Bull's Eye national flagship store and a romance with Jason, the nerdy new manager. But when the ruthless owner/CEO uses Jason as a ploy to stop his beautiful daughter from escaping into a world of minimum wage madness, Dee vows revenge. Now she and her friends must do whatever necessary to teach Jason a lesson-that is if her friends don't screw it up and manage to survive her rage.

The cast is made up of
Erin Spisak, Gabe Ortego, Kelly Russo, Allen Higginbotham, and Kevin Miller. 


The shows will occur on March 5th, 6th, 7th, 12th, and 13th at 7:30pm and March 8th at 2:00pm, here at Theatre 810. Tickets can be reserved by calling 484-0172 or purchased online at medeabigbox.eventbrite.com.


Monday, February 23, 2015

3 down, 3 to go for SUPER-WELLESIAN

Acting Unlimited, Inc. had a pretty super opening weekend when it came to attendance for Rory Jobst's Super-Wellesian. With two nearly sold out nights this past weekend, the company hopes that this is a sign of good things to come for the rest of their 2015 season.

If you haven't gotten to see the show yet, there are 3 more chances this week! Call 484-0172 to reserve your seats for Thursday, February 26th, Friday, February 27th, or Saturday, February 28th! Or, order your seats online at auisuperwellesian.eventbrite.com!



While we wait for Super-Wellesian to return, Silverbacks Improv Theatre will be back on Wednesday, February 25th at 7:30! This month, Silverbacks will explore VICE using audience suggested weaknesses and bad habits to create their improvised scenes! For more information, check out their Facebook Event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/325513690979390/






After Super-Wellesian wraps up, Acadiana Repertory Theatre will begin its 2015 season with the developmental premiere of MEDEA OF THE BIG BOX STORE: A Workplace Comedy by Ben Jolivet.

Directed by Deborah D. Ardoin, Medea of the Big Box Store is a comic riff on a classic tragedy, dedicated to anyone who ever had a crappy job.After years of toiling in the cluttered aisles of Magic Mart, Dee gets her big break: a gig at the Bull's Eye national flagship store and a romance with Jason, the nerdy new manager. But when the ruthless owner/CEO uses Jason as a ploy to stop his beautiful daughter from escaping into a world of minimum wage madness, Dee vows revenge. Now she and her friends must do whatever necessary to teach Jason a lesson-that is if her friends don't screw it up and manage to survive her rage.

The cast is made up of
Erin Spisak, Gabe Ortego, Kelly Russo, Allen Higginbotham, and Kevin Miller

The shows will occur on March 5th, 6th, 7th, 12th, and 13th at 7:30pm and March 8th at 2:00pm
, here at Theatre 810. Tickets can be reserved by calling 484-0172 or purchased online at medeabigbox.eventbrite.com.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

This looks like a job for SUPER-WELLESIAN!

Acting Unlimited, Inc. is proud to present the regional premiere of SUPER-WELLESIAN by Rory Jobst, which opens this week, Friday 20th at 7:30pm and will run for 2 weekends.

In Superman issue #62, legendary filmmaker Orson Welles appears as himself. With the help of the Man of Steel, Orson takes down a ruthless army of Martian Fascists. Super-Wellesian reconnects these two characters to record a radio drama version of their exciting adventure. Much to Welles' dismay, Acting is not one of Superman's powers and conquering Martians may not be the duo’s biggest challenge after all.

The cast includes several familiar faces in the Acadiana theatre community: Michael Cato as Superman, Casey Harmon as Orson Welles, Amy Brown as Lois Lane, Tim Hyde as Jackson Beck, and Erik Schneider as famed Martian Actor, Clark Marble. Directed by Rick Manuel.


Inspired by comic books themselves, Rick Manuel has brought the comic world to the stage with his dramatic primary color scheme. Members of the cast and crew worked diligently through the long Mardi Gras weekend to put together one of the brightest sets I've ever personally seen at Theatre 810.

But the set isn't the only bright presence on the stage. The cast has fully embraced this comic-book-come-to-life world, and shows us sides of these iconic characters that we've never gotten to see before, all while providing fantastic comedic delivery.

SUPER-WELLESIAN is the first show of Acting Unlimited's 2015 season.  Shows will take place February 20, 21, 26-28 at 7:30pm with a matinee on Sunday, February 22 at 3:00pm. Tickets are $10. For ticket reservations, call (337) 484-0172 or order online at auisuperwellesian.eventbrite.com

Friday, January 30, 2015

Wanderlust Theatre Co. gets the 2015 ball rolling at Theatre 810

First off, I'd like to remind everyone that this is the final weekend to see Lauren Reilly-Elliot's production of Arthur Miller's DEATH OF A SALESMAN at Cite Des Arts. The last shows will take place on Friday, January 30 and Saturday, January 31 at 7:30pm and Sunday, February 1 at 2pm. Tickets are $15. This show is the first production in this year's Arthur Miller Centennial Theatre Festival.

Back at Theatre 810, Wanderlust Theatre Co. will move in this weekend to prepare for Lawrence & Lee's INHERIT THE WIND!
In a fresh, modern, multimedia retelling of a small town courtroom with the eyes of the nation upon it, two legal giants face off over the age-old conflict between science and faith.

This diverse, twenty-five person ensemble varies in age fourteen to eighty, novice to seasoned. Cara Hayden Bacque plays Madison Brady with Duncan Thistlethwaite as Henry Drummond. Aren Chaisson III portrays the teacher, Bertram Cates, with Elizabeth Satterly's Rachel Brown caught in the mix.

The shows will take place February 5,7, 12-14 at 7:30 pm with one matinee on Sunday, February 8 at 3 pm with talk back session to follow. Tickets are $15/general admission, $12/students with ID & seniors over 65.

For ticket reservations, call (337) 484-0172 or purchase online at inheritthewind.eventbrite.com

For additional information about the company, visit www.wanderlusttheatre.com or facebook.com/wanderlusttheatre. 


As a heads up, the Mardi Gras Parades will begin on Saturday, February 7th, so plan your travel routes ahead of time and drive carefully. We'll see you downtown!

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Silverbacks Present: Deep Focus, circa 1990-1999


Silverbacks Improv Theatre have enjoyed presenting special concept shows such as Soap Operas, Murder Msteries, and Noirs. Next Wednesday, January 28th, the group will expand its repertoire into “90’s Sitcom” territory. The group will improvise a one-act play inspired by classic 90’s television shows, such as Full House, Family Matters, Home Improvement and more.

They call it: Step by Step Family Improvement Full of Ties in the Wonder Years when a Boy Meets World - "A 90s Sitcom" – Featuring MONIQUE (not that Monique).

Costumed in their best 90’s apparel, the performers will embrace the golden age of family sitcoms (or the lowest sitcoms of all time, depending on your perspective). Family hijinks, wacky neighbors, precocious kids, blended families, and coming of age – all are ripe for the picking at this one-time-only improvised event.

For updates, check out their Event Page on Facebook:

Step by Step Family Improvement Full of Ties in the Wonder Years when a Boy Meets World - "A 90s Sitcom" – Featuring MONIQUE (not that Monique)



The Wednesday January 28, 2015 show begins at 7:30 pm at Theatre 810, 810 Jefferson St. Lafayette, Louisiana 70501. Admission is $7 or $5 with a current student I.D. Reservations can be made by calling: (337) 484-0172
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