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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Saturday, January 10, 2015

Mark Your Calendars!

2015 is here, and things are pretty quiet a Theatre 810 for the moment.

...But that won't last for long!

On Wednesday, January 28th, Silverbacks Improv Theatre will help us ring in the New Year with their monthly improv show! The show will start at 7:30 and tickets can be purchased at the door for $7 (or $5 with a current student ID).


For the first two weekends in February, Wanderlust Theatre Co. (who brought you MR. BURNS in December) will return to Theatre 810 to present 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.

This is the second production in the 2014-15 Wanderlust season. It follows last season's popular productions of Steinbeck's Of Mice & Men and the first annual outdoor Shakespeare production of Comedy of Errors which was held at Johnson's Boucaniere, among others.

February 5,7, 12-14 at 7:30 pm
February 8 at 3 pm with talk back session to follow
Theatre 810, 810 Jefferson Street, Downtown Lafayette
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


And them Mardi Gras will be upon us! If your spot on the parade route is near us, stop in at 810 for bottled water between parades.

Once the Mardi Gras barricades have been cleared out, Acting Unlimited will bring you the regional premiere of Rory Jobst's SUPER-WELLESIAN.


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.

The show's dates are 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

Monday, December 22, 2014

Acting Unlimited announces Auditions for SUPER-WELLESIAN by Rory Jobst


Auditions will be held on January 3rd-5th for Acting Unlimited, Inc.'s first show of 2015, SUPER-WELLESIAN by Rory Jobst. (The show will run February 20th-23th & 26th-28th.)

"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."

CAST:
ORSON WELLES - Male. 35. Well known actor, filmmaker, and theater director.

JACKSON BECK - Male. 38. Superman announcer and voice over artist.

SUPERMAN - Male. 25-35. Man of steel; popular super hero.

LOIS LANE - Female. 25-35. Determined reporter; object of Superman’s affection.

CLARK MARBLE - Male. 30-50. Classically trained Martian actor. Man of a thousand voices.

Monologues will not be necessary, readings will be provided.

Some characters will be expected to provide specific impressions. For example, Jackson Beck is well-known for his portrayal of Popeye and Bluto, and Orson Welles is remembered for his distinctive delivery.

Join us at any one of our audition times: Saturday, January 3rd, 11:00am – 2:00pm Sunday, January 4th, 11:00am – 2:00pm Monday, January 5th, 6:00pm – 9:00pm

If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at actingunlimitedinc@gmail.com, with the subject line “SUPER-WELLESIAN”

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Holiday Shenanigans are Nigh!

Tonight (Tuesday, December 16th), Acting Unlimited and Theatre 810 will host our second annual Holiday Party to thank everyone who has supported us throughout the year. Feel free to stop by between 7:30 and 9:30 tonight to mingle with the theatre community. Bring a sharable food item. There will be an optional White Elephant gift swap (limit $10). This party is family friendly.

Tomorrow Night (Wednesday, December 17th), Silverbacks Improv Theatre will return with their 3rd Annual Improvised Holiday Special!

Each year around the Holidays, Silverbacks interpret their signature improvisations through the lens of a Holiday – a brand new, completely made up Holiday that is. With the audience’s help, Silverbacks will create their very own holiday – think “Festivus for the Rest of Us” from Seinfeld.

For this show, each of the performers will be wearing an “Ugly Holiday Sweater” and invite the audience to do the same. ANY Holiday themed items are welcome – the audience is invited to wear their ugliest Christmas, Easter, Mardi Gras, or even Groundhog day sweaters to add to the fun. Previous invented holidays were “Paper-Clip Appreciation Day” (2012) and “Garden Gnome Day” (2013). What will be 2014’s holiday?

The Show will start at 7:30 at Theatre 810. Tickets are $7 (or $5 with a valid Student ID).
To reserve your seats, call (337)484-0172

Monday, December 8, 2014

Wanderlust Theatre Company goes Post-Electric with Mr. Burns

Wanderlust Theatre Company presents Anne Washburn's MR. BURNS: A POST-ELECTRIC PLAY, this week at Theatre 810!

What will endure when the grid fails, society crumbles, and we’re faced with the task of rebuilding? Anne Washburn’s imaginative dark musical-comedy propels us forward nearly a century, following a new civilization stumbling into its future. How might the pop culture of one era evolve into the mythology of another?

The seasoned ensemble includes Andrew D. Hunter II, Missy Paschke-Wood, Charlee Halphen, Aren Chaisson III, Elaine Kibodeaux, M. Brady McKellar, Jessica Jouclard, Megan Laque, Catharine Arceneaux, Stew Bacque, Katie Lahey, Wesley Saucier and Kristie Trahan.

This is the first production in the 2014-15 Wanderlust season. It follows last season's popular productions of Steinbeck's Of Mice & Men and the first annual outdoor Shakespeare production of Comedy of Errors, among others.

MR. BURNS opens this Wednesday and will be here for one week only!

December 10-13 at 7:30 pm
December 14 at 3 pm
Theatre 810
$15 tickets

For ticket reservations, call (337) 504-5367 or purchase online at mrburns.eventbrite.com

Thursday, December 4, 2014

3 shows and 1 party in one month! December's got a lot to offer.

The Tea Sippers bring The Outside inside this weekend at Theatre 810.
This weekend, December 5th, 6th, and 7th, The Tea Sipper's Theatre Company will bring in The Outside, by Andrew Lee Vincent!

We got a chance to peek at the set earlier this week, and they really have brought The Outside INSIDE. And the set has only gotten more interesting leading up to opening night. After this photo was taken, a company artist came in and began to decorate the flats with incredible detail.

The show will run Friday and Saturday evening at 7:30 and Sunday afternoon at 3:00! Tickets are $10. For reservations call us at 484-0172 or email us at theatre810@gmail.com.




As soon as The Tea Sippers move out, Wanderlust Theatre Company is moving in immediately to prepare for their production of Anne Washburn's MR. BURNS: A POST-ELECTRIC PLAY.

Wanderlust Theatre Company's production of MR. BURNS will run for one week only!
What will endure when the grid fails, society crumbles, and we’re faced with the task of rebuilding? Anne Washburn’s imaginative dark musical-comedy propels us forward nearly a century, following a new civilization stumbling into its future. How might the pop culture of one era evolve into the mythology of another?
MR. BURNS opens Wednesday, December 10th. The shows will run Wednesday-Saturday evening at 7:30 and Sunday afternoon at 3:00. Tickets are $15.







As soon as THAT's over, AUI and Theatre 810 will host the 2nd Annual "We Couldn't Do it Without You/Holiday Celebration" to thank you all for being so supportive of us this year.

Bring a sharable snack and wear your favorite holiday attire to Theatre 810 on Tuesday, December 16th at 7:30pm and join us to visit one more time before 2015 gets here! If you'd like to participate in an optional White Elephant Gift Swap, bring a wrapped gift worth no more than $10. Gifts should be appropriate for all ages.

This is a free event, and you are all invited. Thank you for everything. We wouldn't be here without your support.






And, finally, Silverbacks Improv Theatre will return on Wednesday, December 17th with their 3rd annual Improvised Holiday Special! Each year around the Holidays, Silverbacks interpret their signature improvisations through the lens of a Holiday – a brand new, completely made up Holiday that is. With the audience’s help, Silverbacks will create their very own holiday.

For this show, each of the performers will be wearing an “Ugly Holiday Sweater” and invite the audience to do the same. ANY Holiday themed items are welcome – the audience is invited to wear their ugliest Christmas, Easter, Mardi Gras, or even Groundhog day sweaters to add to the fun. Previous invented holidays were “Paper-Clip Appreciation Day” (2012) and “Garden Gnome Day” (2013). What will be 2014’s holiday?

Tickets to the Silverbacks' Holiday Special are $7 or $5 with current Student ID.

Whew! The whole month is going to be a blast! We hope to see you this month at Theatre 810!

Sunday, November 30, 2014

The Tea Sippers revisit The Outside

November was a whirlwind of excitement at Theatre 810! We want to thank everyone who helped support us by coming to see shows or our fundraising Gala, A Black Box Affair!

Today, our friends The Tea Sippers loaded into the space to prepare for this weekend's production of The Outside.

THE OUTSIDE is a one-act play written by Andrew Lee Vincent, Artistic Director of The Tea Sippers' Theatre Company, and originally premiered at Cite des Arts in July of 2011.

Set in a local park, the play follows several interesting characters as they go about their days. Dealing with adultery, abandonment, homelessness, love, and loss, this cast of characters will witness, experience, and learn about life.


The Outside runs Friday and Saturday evening at 7:30pm and Sunday afternoon at 3:00pm. Tickets are $10 and can be reserved by calling us at (337)484-0172