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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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