Tuesday, November 17, 2015

What are your Pre-Thanksgiving plans?

It's the Week Before Thanksgiving!
"But Theatre 810," you ask, "what's so special about the week before Thanksgiving?"

Let me tell you, friends: LOTS.

This Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, the Lauren-Reilly Eliot Theatre Company will present their last three performances of "The Motherf*%cker With The Hat." This show is hilarious, surprising, and real. For tickets and information, call Theater 810 at (337)484-0172 or go to www.LREtheater.com or http://mferhat.eventbrite.com/

Next up on the calendar: Sunday, November 22, 2015 from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM, several theatre and performance companies are volunteering their time, energy, and creativity to help make the second Black Box Affair possible!Theatre 810, operated by Acting Unlimited, Inc., is Lafayette, LA's own blackbox theatre space. Recently described as an "indie micro-theater", Theatre 810 hosts many local theatre and performance art companies, giving them a space to produce quirky, experimental, or original works.

Join your favorite local theatre companies on Sunday, November 22nd to support Theatre 810! Your $50 ticket grants you access to an exclusive evening of food and drinks at Pop's Poboys, dessert and a silent auction at Carpe Diem Gelato & Espresso, and a show at Theatre 810! Suggested attire for this event is Dressy Casual. Tickets can be purchased ahead of time at blackboxaffair.eventbrite.com . Call 337-484-0172 for more information

And finally, on Wednesday, November 25th at 7:30pm, Silverbacks Improv Theatre will be back with their annual Pre-Thanksgiving Improv Show! Join the Silverbacks while your vegetables marinate and your Turkey thaws for a night of made-up-on-the-spot entertainment.

Thank you for allowing Theatre 810 to be a part of this year's Pre-Thanksgiving memories.

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Opening Weekend has arrived for Lauren-Reilly Eliot's production of The MotherF**cker With The Hat

It's been two years since by the Lauren-Reilly Eliot Company as graced our stage, but this weekend, they're returning IN FORCE with Stephen Aldy Guirgis's The MotherF**cker With The Hat!

From the Facebook Event page:
Nominated for six Tony awards (including Best Play) and three Drama League Awards, strap yourself in for this high-octane verbal cage match about love, fidelity, addiction and misplaced haberdashery. From the playwright of "The Last Days of Judas Iscariot" and "Jesus Hopped the 'A' Train"; this wildly candid and colorful comedy tells the story of a couple whose desire for each other is only bested by their drive for self-sabotage. Jackie and Veronica have been in love since the eighth grade. Nothing can come between them…except sobriety…and a motherfucking hat.

Directed by Scott Gremillion

Cast: Andre Trahan, Brittany Cernek, Skip Woods, Angela Thomas and Andrew Lee Vincent

Dates: November 13, 14, 19, 20, 21 @ 7:30pm
November 15 @ 2pm

For tickets and information, call Theater 810 at (337)484-0172
or go to www.LREtheater.com or http://mferhat.eventbrite.com/

Monday, October 26, 2015

Acadiana Repertory Theatre closes out their season with a Developmental Production!

Acting Unlimited, Inc. completed their two week run of All In The Timing by David Ives on Saturday evening. Immediately after their final show, the cast and crew tore down the set, mopped up the peanut shell dust, and made way for Acadiana Repertory Theatre! Sunday Afternoon, ART began to set the stage for the Final Show of their 2015 season, a developmental production of Tiffany Antone's Twigs & Bone.

[From the Facebook Event Page:]
After her estranged parent’s phone line has been disconnected, Moira Lane begrudgingly returns to the home she abandoned eight years ago only to find things far worse than she could have feared. Her father, William, has taken to peeing in coffee mugs and her mother, Bonnie, claims to have had a miraculous birth. Believing the “baby” to be her youngest daughter reincarnated, Bonnie is convinced that Faeries in the woods have blessed the family with a second chance. As a terrible storm moves in, Moira must battle her family’s madness and navigate the years of guilt and grief feeding the storm if she has any hope of getting out alive.

Directed by Artistic Director Steven Landry, with Allen Higginbotham as production assistant starring Deborah D. Ardoin as Bonnie, Gayle James as Moira, and Kevin Miller as William.

Playwright Tiffany Antone will be joining us on opening weekend, so pick up tickets to the first three shows and get a chance to chat with the wonderful woman behind this compelling, dark, funny, and riveting script.

Performances are on October 30th and 31st and November 5th, 6th, and 7th at 7:30pm and November 1st at 2:00pm

Tickets are 15.00 general admission or 12:00 seniors and students(with an I.D.)

Tickets are available in advance online at twigsandbone.eventbrite.com. You can also call Theatre 810 at (337)484-0172 to reserve your seats. For more information about Twigs and Bone, visit acadianarep.org.

Support local theatre, support new works, love your ART!

Friday, October 16, 2015

A Weekend of Comedy and Horror and Theatre 810

This weekend, Theatre 810 has a bit of a mashup for you!

Tonight is opening night for Acting Unlimited, Inc.'s production of All In The Timing, 6 one-acts by David Ives. The cast and crew have spent this week perfecting each scene and practicing their delivery to give you a show that lives up to its title. For many of the cast members, this isn't their first time working with Ives witticisms and puns: about half of the cast, the crew, and the director were also in AUI's 2012 production of David Ive's Lives of the Saints, the company's first official production at the brand new, freshly named Theatre 810.

The show opens tonight (Friday, October 16th) at 7:30pm, and will run for two weekends: October 17, 22, 23, and 24th at 7:30pm, and Sunday afternoon, October 18th at 3:00pm. Tickets can be reserved ahead of time by calling (337)484-0172 or purchased online at auitiming.eventbrite.com

But that's not all that's lurking in the shadows of our little edge of downtown Lafayette. Silverbacks Improv Theatre have been hard at work developing a new improvised format for your entertainment: HORRORSHOW - an improvised take on psychological horror.

On Sunday evening, October 18th at 7:30pm, Silverbacks will take their signature improvisations on a twisty ride through the shadows. Taking inspiration from the great horror masters of film, fiction, and theatre, the Silverbacks will aim to deliver a show that is genuinely chilling for those who dare to partake. This show will be “Pay-What-You-Can" for all patrons. Reservations can be made ahead of time by calling (337)484-0172.

Make this weekend one to remember! Tell your friends, make some calls, and join us at Theatre 810 for comedy... and terror.

Monday, October 12, 2015

AUI presents All In The Timing by David Ives

Acting Unlimited, Inc. moved into Theatre 810 yesterday in preparation for their next show, All In The Timing, a series of comedy one-acts by David Ives.  Winner of the John Gassner Playwriting Award, All In The Timing is a critically acclaimed, award-winning evening of comedies that combines wit, intellect, satire, and is just plain fun.

Directed by Cara Bacque, the one-acts feature performances by many local actors and actresses: Amy Brown, Andrew Mills, Annette Diaz, Brady McKellar, Breanne Hernandez, Catharine Arceneaux, Cody Dunstan, Elaine Kibodeaux, Erin Segura, Jordan Umphries, Joseph Diaz, and Phillip Spear.

This is the third production of Acting Unlimited, Inc.'s  2015 season, following Super-Wellesian by Rory Jobst in February and The Addams Family: A New Musical Comedy with music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa and a book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice in August.

Performances of All In The Timing will take place at Theatre 810, located at 810 Jefferson Street, Lafayette, LA on October 16, 17, 22, 23, and 24 at 7:30pm, with a matinee on Sunday, October 13 at 3:00pm. Tickets are $12 and can be purchased online at auitiming.eventbrite.com.  For more information, call Theatre 810 at (337)484-0172

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Don't Miss The Tea Sippers' Latest Offering: The Compleat Works of William Shakespeare [Abridged]

After a stellar opening weekend, The Tea Sippers' Theatre Company will return with their final weekend of performances this Thursday, October 8th at Theatre 810.

THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED) is a play written by Adam Long, Daniel Singer, and Jess Winfield that parodies the plays of William Shakespeare with all of them being performed (in comically shortened or amalgamated form) by only three actors.

The cultural touchstone that is THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED) was born when three inspired, charismatic comics,having honed their pass-the-hat act at Renaissance fairs, premiered their preposterous masterwork at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 1987. It quickly became a worldwide phenomenon, earning the title of London's second-longest-running comedy after a decade at the Criterion Theatre. THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED) is one of the world's most frequently produced plays, and has been translated into dozens languages.

Josiah Price, Joey Mills & Austin Boudreaux have wonderful chemistry and stage presence together. Their comedic timing is on point and you can truly tell they're having fun with the show.

This is a show you shouldn't miss. Remaining performances will take place at Theatre 810 at 7:30pm on 8, 9, and 10.

Buy your tickets online at abridged.eventbrite.com

Monday, September 21, 2015

Silverbacks return in Duos


On Wednesday, September 23rd at 7:30pm, Improv comedy group Silverbacks is happy to bring back “Duos.”

Improvisers will perform sets of scenes with just two performers – exploring deep relationships between two characters. The Silverbacks are also happy to announce that this show will be “Pay-What-You-Can.” All ages are welcome at Silverbacks shows.

Wednesday September 23, 2015 at 7:30 pm
Theatre 810 - 810 Jefferson St. Lafayette, Louisiana 70501
Reservations by calling: (337) 484-0172

Elaine and Sarah Mikayla, 2014 Duo Show. Photo by Gwen Aucoin
Rick and Steve, 2014 Duo Show. Photo by Gwen Aucoin
Nico and Jason, 2014 Duo Show.
Photo by Gwen Aucoin