In a continuation of its mission to promote the development, production, and continued life of new plays in New Orleans, Southern Rep is announcing a new production of 3x3: THE ONE ACTS, featuring plays by local playwrights Kerry Cahill, Michael Aaron Santos, and Paul Werner.
We are so proud of our history of producing new and exciting work, and 3x3 is a wonderful part of that effort. Our goal with the program is to provide a platform that will showcase emerging New Orleans playwrights; to nurture their creativity, and allow them to pursue their creative ambitions. We are thrilled with the work that our talented playwrights have produced this quarter, and we can't wait to share their stories with New Orleans!
- Aimée Hayes, Producing Artistic Director
3x3: THE ONE ACTS will be performed March 10 - 11 at Mid City Theatre (3540 Toulouse Street) at 7:30 pm. The plays featured will include FIVE MINUTES, by Kerry Cahill, PATH TO CITIZENSHIP...OR, THE UNIVERSE IS A B-WORD....OR, PLATO CALLED...HE WANTS HIS ALLEGORY BACK...OR by Michael Aaron Santos, and JIBBER-JABBER by Paul Werner.
By Kerry Cahill
Directed by Harold Gervais
Starring: Lesley Boles, Lucy Faust, Mary Pauley, Adelle Gautier,
and Zeb Hollins, III
Summary: You get a five minute conversation with the most powerful being in the universe. God. The problems: you're dead, the cookies in the waiting room are stale, Saint Peter won't stop playing the piano and you've unfinished business to attend to.
PATH TO CITIZENSHIP...OR, THE UNIVERSE IS A B-WORD....OR, PLATO CALLED...HE WANTS HIS ALLEGORY BACK...OR
By Michael Aaron Santos
Directed by Harold Gervais
Starring: Becca Chapman, Chris Malloy, Zach Rogers, and Michael Scott
Summary: The story of Fitzgerald, as he tries desperately to navigate through the tumultuous and hostile relationship between his girlfriend Jennifer, and longtime roommate, McCoy. With a little help from a Guatemalan day-worker the three soon confront a reality where life, love, citizenship, egalitarianism, civility, existence, and even the fundamental forces of Nature all seem to be suspended, just out of their reach.
By Paul Werner
Directed by Lauren Hance
Starring: Madison Curry, Donald Lewis, Bob Scully, and Cammie West
Summary: A story about Casey, who has been caring for her aging father, Phil. When Phil's Alzheimer's becomes more than Casey can handle, she fears she may lose her father in a whole new way.
DATES, LOCATION, AND PERFORMANCE TIMES:
Mid City Theatre, 3540 Toulouse Ave., New Orleans, LA 70119
March 10 - 11
Monday - Tuesday: 7:30pm
Performance tickets: $10 at the door
For photo requests or interviews with playwrights, directors or Producing Artistic Director, Aimée Hayes, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
ABOUT SOUTHERN REP:
Southern Rep Theatre is celebrating its 27th season as the regions premiere professional theatre, producing bold world and regional premieres under the leadership of Producing Artistic Director, Aimée Hayes. Southern Rep's Mainstage Season work includes the best of Broadway, off-Broadway and classic plays, and Lagniappe Series DEBAUCHERY!, 6x6, 3x3, and Pints and Plays reflect the company's ongoing commitment to new play development. Southern Rep's innovative "school to stage" arts education programs, YONOLA and AcademySRT, serve as a pipeline for New Orleans' students and youth interested in pursuing their creative ambitions, and The Ruby Prize, a new play award (named in honor of civil rights veteran Ruby Bridges that honors women of color playwrights) supports a more diverse theatre community. Southern Rep is working to keep theatre as accessible as possible by providing senior discounts, free student matinees, $10 student rush tickets, discounts for theatre professionals, a Blue Star Network discount for military families, and a "Pay What You Can Night" to keep its productions affordable for New Orleanians of every income level.