Of Monsters, ASTEROIDS, Fables and Robots
2018 was a year of unexpected twists and turns.... From a Scandinavian sex curse to an angelic visitor and from a haunted house in Virginia to the world of Macbeth and its Acadiana flavored companion piece, the 2018 season has been full of twists and turns.
We thank playwrights Karen Saari (Bad in Bed), Mark Scharf( The Quickening), David Hilder(The Insidious Impact of Anton), Lindsay Joy(A Dagger In His Smile) and Vanessa Miller(adapter of Macbeth) for the gorgeous work that we were so honored to produce over the past year. We also thank the casts and crews of the productions for their hard work and dedication and we especially thank you, our audiences and supporters, for continuing to help us renew our commitment to the development of new work by being such amazing friends to Acadiana Rep. We saw so many new faces throughout this season and we look forward to seeing you all again and, hopefully, meeting more!
2018 also saw us honored with a 2017/2018 International Centre for Women Playwrights 50/50 Applause award. This award honored our commitment to equal production of male and female playwrights, something we have been passionate about for the last few seasons and plan on continuing in 2019.
In 2018, we welcomed new company members, new ARTPass holders, and we continue to grow as this region’s only theatre company dedicated completely to the development of new work.
In 2019, we have no intentions of slowing down!
Over 1400 playwrights answered our call for submissions earlier this year and we have narrowed it down to the four shows that we will share with you in 2019. We are so excited about this year and, in the coming weeks, will spotlight each playwright and show. We are also going to be launching a reading series....but more on that later. 2019 ARTPasses will officially go on sale TODAY online (acadianarep.org) or you can pick yours up at any performance of The Macbeth Project. It’s a great time to be part of Acadiana Repertory Theatre and we want you to get involved with your time, talent, or treasure! Get in touch with us today about auditions, backstage or tech opportunities, or ways you can become an individual or corporate sponsor.
And now we are pleased to announce our 2019 season!
Que Sera, Giant Monster
by Brad Mcentire
Charles is having a very rough day. It only gets worse when he runs into an ex who is, herself, having a ridiculously rough day. The giant monster destroying the city doesn't bode well, either.
By Olivia Z. Cote
When an asteroid long ago predicted to cause a global mass-extinction suddenly appears in the sky, seventeen year-old Gabbi Raleigh is forced to confront the harsh truth of her own mortality. The realization is shared by Gabbi’s estranged aunt Margot, who returns unexpectedly after nine years without contact, determined to be reconciled with her dying younger sister before the end of days. Meanwhile, a therapist haunted by her troubled past receives a visit from a personal hero in a turn of events that just may set both their souls at rest. All have to wonder:
Is fulfillment attainable? And if so, can one find it in just forty-eight hours?
The Wooden Heart
By Adam Szymkowicz
Mitch wants to be a carpenter. Heather wants to be a woodcarver. The wolf wants to be an intellectual. Ruby wants to escape the wolf. The woodcutter wants to escape the narrator. A fable-inspired play about love and wood and finding your purpose.
Proceed to Highlighted Route
by Erica Mann
Annabelle Powell has always dreaded Christmas with her parents. Luckily, this year she has the perfect buffer —her good-natured fiancé, Jack. But her defenses are no match for what she finds when she arrives at her family home: the unveiling of a conversational A.I. of her brother, Milo, who was killed in an accident six months earlier. An absurd tragedy, PROCEED TO HIGHLIGHTED ROUTE explores grief in the modern age.