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 

Monday, November 17, 2014

It's time to call in to reserve your spot at A Black Box Affair, which will take place this Sunday, November 23 at 6pm!

There will be sangria from Pamplona, supper from various restaurants, including Romacelli, 2Paul's Radically Urban Barbecue, Keith's Ballroom, Athena, La Pizzaria, and dessert & coffee by Carpe Diem Gelato and Espresso. There will be a silent auction, and entertainment by Acting Unlimited, Acadiana Repertory Theatre, Silverbacks Improv Theatre, The Tea Sippers, Wanderlust Theatre Company, and more!

This is night you won't want to miss! Call (337)484-0172 or go to www.ablackboxaffair.eventbrite.com to reserve your tickets.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

UL-Lafayette's Production of "Slipping" opens this week at Theatre 810!

The University of Louisiana at Lafayette's Performing Arts Department moved into Theatre 810 on Sunday afternoon, and they've got a special show in store for all of us:

"Slipping" centers on Eli, a young man struggling to deal with major changes in his life: the death of his father, a move from San Francisco to Iowa, and coming to terms with his mother, his past loves, and an uncertain new relationship at school. In the face of all this change, Eli must decide to open himself up to closeness and the risks of that choice, or to shut himself away from love for good.

"Slipping" contains adult language and situations and is recommended for ages 15 and up.

The show runs one weekend only: November 13-15 at 7:30pm. Tickets are $10. For reservations, call 337-484-0172.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Lafayette High School Performing Arts Academy presents A.R. Gurney's "The Dining Room"

The Theatre Department Seniors of Lafayette High School Performing Arts Academy present A.R. Gurney's "The Dining Room".

Set in a single dining room, this play calls on 6 actors to play 57 characters across 18 scenes. Each scene focuses on a different household as we look into the shifting paradigms of the modern world.

The Dining Room will run from November 5-8 with performances at 7:30pm.

Tickets are $10 (or $5 with a current Lafayette High School ID Card.)

For Reservations, call Theatre 810 at (337)484-0172.