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True Colors Exhibition

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Mark of the Feminine

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White Glove Wednesdays

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Bustout Burlesque

Aug 22 - 22, 2014
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SOUTHERN REP THEATRE'S NEW READING SERIES, PINTS & PLAYS: A DRUNKEN EXTRAVAGANZA OF WORDS AT THE RUSTY NAIL

April 2, 2013

New Orleans--Southern Rep continues its "New Plays New Orleans" mission with PINTS & PLAYS, a reading series presented monthly at the Rusty Nail that features selected works read by local actors.  This month's reading is PERMANENT COLLECTION by Tom Gibbons. PINTS & PLAYS takes place this month on April 22nd, at 7:30pm. Our partner on this new project is The Rusty Nail, 1100 Constance Street, New Orleans, LA. Tucked away on the edge of the Warehouse District, The Rusty Nail can be a bit hard to find. But it's definitely worth looking for! 

PERMANENT COLLECTION by Tom Gibbons.  

Soon after African-American businessman Sterling North becomes the new director of the Morris Foundation, he discovers that this world-famous art collection includes several significant African sculptures tucked away in storage. His proposal to add them to the public galleries is opposed by the foundation's long-time education director, who is loyal to the idiosyncratic wishes of the late Dr. Morris. Spurred on by a zealous local journalist, this clash quickly escalates to public accusations of racism and a bitter struggle for control of the collection. PERMANENT COLLECTION is a searing examination of racial politics that ultimately asks how much space -- literally and figuratively -- the white world gives to African-Americans. What is the cost of failing to view the world through another's eyes?

Thomas Gibbons is playwright-in-residence at InterAct Theatre in Philadelphia, which has produced seven of his plays: PRETENDING TO AMERICA, 6221, AXIS SALLY, BLACK RUSSIAN, BEE-LUTHER-HATCHEE, PERMANENT COLLECTION, and A HOUSE WITH NO WALLS. His plays have been seen at the National Playwrights Conference at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre Center, off-off-Broadway at Blue Heron Theatre, Mixed Blood Theatre, Northlight Theatre, Actors Express, Florida Stage, Unicorn Theatre, Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Arizona Theatre Company, Center Stage, New Repertory Theatre, Aurora Theatre, and many others. He is the recipient of seven playwriting fellowships from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a Roger L. Stevens Award from the Fund for New American Plays, a Barrie and Bernice Stavis Playwriting Award, two Barrymore Awards for outstanding new play, and a Pew Fellowship in the Arts. 

INTERVIEWS: For photo requests or interviews with playwrights, directors or Producing Artistic Director, Aimée Hayes, please contact pr@southernrep.com.

LISTING INFORMATION: 

PINTS & PLAYS presents: PERMANENT COLLECTION by Tom Gibbons. 

Next dates: May 20 PLUTO by Steve Yockey, June 24 THE JERICHO TREE by Michael Aaron Santos and July 22 THE KILLING OF A LESBIAN BOOKIE by Jim Fitzmorris.

BOOKING TICKETS, DATES & PERFORMANCE TIMES:

Run: April 22nd

Tickets: FREE

For More Information: http://www.southernrep.com/

Performance Times: Mon 7:30pm

TICKET PRICES: FREE

Southern Rep Theatre enters its 26th season as the region's premiere professional theatre, producing bold world and regional premieres under the leadership of Producing Artistic Director, Aimée Hayes. In addition to Southern Rep's ongoing commitment to new play development with exciting programs like the 6X6 Play Slam and its PlayLab, DEBAUCHERY, and The Ruby Prize, the company's Mainstage work includes the best of Broadway, off-Broadway and classic plays. Southern Rep offers educational programs such as YO NOLA, free student matinees,$10 student rush tickets and AcademySRT; as well as providing an artistic home to new works in development in the annual New Play Bacchanal.