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Today in New Orleans: 1.11.14


Who Dat! The Saints are in Seattle today, so let the game day rituals begin for the second road playoff game. After the showdown, the Krewe of Orpheus is inviting everyone to their “13th Night” annual celebration, and Southern Rep’s two-day theatre festival comes to a close after a full day’s worth of events. On this day in 1965, black professional football players boycotted the AFL Allstar game in New Orleans. Now, more ways to spend your Saturday before, during and after the game.


Today in New Orleans: 1.10.14


New Orleans takes off into the weekend with new plays, old battles and, as ever, Camel Toe. On this day in New Orleans history, federal troops ended the Slave Revolt of 1811. The heads of the African Americans killed were displayed on the poles of the Place D'Armes (Jackson Square). Now for more about today:


New Play Bacchanal

Two-Day Theatre Festival from Southern Rep Comes to Marigny Opera House



This weekend Southern Rep will produce New Play Bacchanal, a two-day theatrical festival of performances, staged-readings, playwright master classes, and multiple panel discussions.  The Bacchanal is presented in partnership with the Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival and also spotlights the recipient of Southern Rep's own Ruby Prize. 


Out of the Ashes

Facing the Stage: A Way Forward for New Orleans Theatre



NoDef Theatre Critic Jim Fitmorris continues the conversation about Mardi Gras and the New Orleans theatre community by proposing a four-act roadmap for moving local stage productions out of the shadows of tractor floats.


Today's Events: 1.7.12


Today, the Saints will silence the Lions' roar in the wild card round of the playoffs, a master of the B3 organ holds court on Frenchmen and a new, collaborative art exhibition opens at Big Top. On this day in New Orleans history, the Robert E. Lee Statue on Lee Circle was restored (1954) and Aaron Neville's "Tell It Like It Is" hit #1 on the Billboard charts (1967). Make today monumental with the following:


Revelry Notes

An Interview and A Panel at Southern Rep’s New Play Bacchanal



At Southern Rep's weeklong showcase of new theatre works, NoDef Theatre Critic Jim Fitzmorris interviews Ruby Prize Winner Lenelle Moïse, and recounts a panel on the state of New Orleans theatre.


Today's Events: 1.5.12


Today, the New Play Bacchanal kicks into full gear at Southern Rep, Johnny Sansone gives d.b.a. the blues, and Alamo Underground welcomes a new year. On this day in Louisiana history, the first steamboat sailed on the Red River (1859), Johnny Adams was born (1932), and Brittney Spears' 55-hour marriage to Jason Alexander was annulled (2004). Check today's happenings out, so you don't go back on your choices:


The State of Play

New Play Bacchanal at Southern Rep



It opens with a soiree and ends with a toga party. In between, we will see Marilyn Monroe attempt to get into heaven, a relationship grow before our eyes through eight plays by eight playwrights, a graduate student wrestle between desire and professionalism, two sisters attempt to sneak across the North Korean border, and the endings of classic plays skewered beyond recognition.  


Today's Events: 1.4.11


Today, the Dirty Dozen return Uptown, Southern Rep kicks off its weekend-long New Play Bacchanal and Hurray for the Riff Raff celebrates St. Claude. On this day in Louisiana history, the state government was moved upstream from New Orleans to Donaldsonville (1830),  Fats Domino recorded "I'm Walkin'' with Cosimo Matassa at J&M Studios (1957), and Kinks frontman Ray Davies was shot in the French Quarter (2004). Now back to today's movements:


The New Paradigm

A Post Le Petit New Orleans



During the same time that the crisis at Le Petit Theatre was mounting, NoDef Drama Critic Jim Fitzmorris notes that the rest of the New Orleans theatre community was shifting courses, and locales.


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