Friday, February 20, 2015

Eunice Players’ Theatre to Hold Auditions The Eunice Players’ Theatre will hold auditions for the first play of the 46th season, “Other Desert Cities” on Tuesday, February 24, and Wednesday, February 25 from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. each evening. Directors Joshua Carrier and Jody L. Powell need adult men and women, ages 20 to 60, to fill the cast. More people are needed to assist with set decoration, backstage duties, costuming, etc. Auditions for this family drama, written by Jon Robin Baitz, are open to everyone who wants to get involved with their local community theatre, regardless of prior acting experience. Auditions will be at the theatre at 121 S. Second St. (between Ruby’s Restaurant and Bertrand’s Office Supplies). Production for this play will be in mid April. FMI call 337-580-1787.

Friday, November 7, 2014

"HARVEY"


Cathy Dischler as Mrs. Chauvenet


Suzanne LaHaye as Veta, Kevin Miller as Judge Gaffney, and Kelly Pitre as Myrtle

Joshua Carriere as Wilson and Kelly Pitre as Myrtle Mae

"HARVEY"

The delightful 3 act comedy "Harvey" comes to the Eunice Players' Theatre stage opening Nov. 12 and continues Nov. 13,18,20 and 22 with curtain at 7pm. There will be two matinees, Sunday Nov. 16 and 23 with curtain at 2pm. Also, there will be a dinner theatre on Wed. Nov. 19, with a steak dinner catered by Ruby's Restaurant and Courtyard starting at 6pm. "Harvey" is about a kindly man, Elwood, and his pooka, Harvey, who happens to be a six foot invisible rabbit. His sister, Veta, is embarrassed with his antics and tries to commit him to a sanitarium. One by one, his sister, niece and friends realize that it is not so bad to have a friend like Harvey. This is a family friendly show and it stars an all star cast of twelve. Season ticket holders are encouraged to make their reservations this show, and single tickets and dinner theatre tickets may be purchased by calling David's Hair Salon, 546-0163. For more information, please call Debi Crawford at 457-2979. Eunice Players' Theatre is located at 121 South Second St. in the heart of the historic downtown section of Eunice.

"HARVEY"


Monday, October 20, 2014

"Harvey"

Practice has begun for the delightful comedy, "Harvey", written by Mary Chase. This three act comedy features an ensemble cast of twelve and it is scheduled to open in mid-November. "Harvey" is a comedy about a kindly older gentleman, Elwood P. Dowd, and his pooka, Harvey, who happens to be a six foot invisible rabbit! His sister Veta, is embarrassed with his antics and tries to commit him to a sanitarium and that is when everything starts to go awry. Written first as a play, it was turned into a movie classic starring Jimmy Stewart.

Starring in the lead role of the lovable Elwood is Charles Feucht, of Eunice, who is returning to the stage for the first time since his 1987 role in "The Sunshine Boys". Elwood's hysterical sister, Veta, is being portrayed by Suzanne LaHaye, of Eunice, who is a veteran actress and director of the theatre's stage. Other roles include: Kelly Pitre, of Eunice, as Veta's daughter, Myrtle Mae; Joshua Carriere, of Eunice, as the sanitarium assistant, Wilson; Gabe Ortego, of Eunice, as Dr. Sanderson, who was awarded the Irving Award for Best Supporting Actor at the 44th awards program; Bonnie Pitre, of Eunice, as Nurse Kelly, who was awarded Best Actress trophy at the 44th Irvings Awards program; Wesley Saunders, of Pine Prairie, as Dr. Chumley; Melanie Beauregard, of Eunice, as Mrs. Betty Chumley; Cathy Dischler, of Eunice, as Mrs. Chauvenet; Kristi Burleigh, of Ville Platte, as the maid, Miss Johnson; Kevin Miller, of Ville Platte, as Judge Gaffney; and Michael Sanchez, of Eunice, as the taxi driver, E.J. Lofgren. The theatre is pleased to welcome Melanie Beauregard as she makes her debut on the theatre's stage.

"Harvey" is scheduled to open Wednesday, November 12, and continue November 13, 18, 20, and 22, with curtain at 7pm. There will be two Sunday matinees, November 16 and 23, with curtain at 2pm. Dinner theatre will be Wednesday, November 19, with a steak dinner catered by Ruby's Restaurant starting at 6pm. Tickets will go on sale starting November 3rd. For more information, please call Debi Crawford, 457-2979 or David's Hair Salon, 546-0163. The Eunice Players' Theatre is located at 121 South Second St. in the heart of the historic downtown section of Eunice.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

"The Diary of Anne Frank"

Tickets Now On Sale For Eunice Players' Theatre Tickets are now on sale for "The Diary of Anne Frank”, the second offering on the theatre’s 45th season ticket. Performance dates are September 11, 12, 18, 19, 20 at 7:00 p.m., with a matinee on Sunday, September 14 at 2:00 p.m. Dinner theatre (steak and trimmings) is Wednesday, September 17 at 6:00 p.m. at Ruby’s Restaurant, next door to the theatre. Individual tickets for the show are $10; dinner theatre is an additional $20. Tickets can be purchased at David Ltd. Salon at 204 S. Second St. in Eunice, or by calling David at 546-0163 or Debi at 457-2156 to charge by phone. The theatre is located at 121 S. Second St. in Eunice. Season tickets are still available; the season ticket is $20, which allows the bearer entrance to 3 of the season's shows, the ability to make seating reservations, an invitation to the Irving Awards, and a ballot for the awards. Patron and angel packages are also available. Jody L. Powell is the director of the two-act true-life play that tells the story of a young Jewish girl who chronicled the account of her family in hiding to avoid persecution under Nazi rule. The play was written by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett, and is newly adapted by Wendy Kesselman. Cast members, left to right, seated: Shiloh Kittles, John D. Kittles, Shane Guilbeau Cast members, left to right, standing: Hedrick Deshotel, Kristi Burleigh, Brett Faulkner, Joshua Carriere, Barry Spears, Denise Fusiler, Bailey Miller, Emily Heinen, Shawn Darbonne, Randy T.C. LaCombe,