New Orleans veteran actor Ricky Graham takes on a one woman comedy as Southern Rep Theater presents Willy Russell's one character play - Shirley Valentine. We go Inside the Arts as Graham morphs into a middle aged housewife who is stuck in a rut and wants to live again.
Performances run thru May 27th at the Contemporary Arts Center, 900 Camp Street.
A traditional holiday classic—Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker Ballet—gets a Southern tweak in The Pecan Cracker, directed by Ricky Graham. Final performances at Southern Rep Theater tonight and Friday, 7:30 p.m.
The first play in the New Orleans Noir world premiere broadcast is Private Chick by Julie Smith, a former journalist and the author of 20 mysteries featuring three female sleuths and one neglected guy. Private Chick is read by local actors James Bartelle, Kerry Cahill, Andrew Farrier, Vatican Lokey, Mathew Mickal, and Mandy Zirkenbach. Stay tuned after the play for a short interview with the playwright.