Monday, August 25, 2008

All the Great Books (abridged) • Sept. 13-20

Dr. Kevin Miller, Kevin Courville and Van Reed hit the stage to present "All the Great Books (abridged)" by Reed Martin and Austin Tichenor at the Eunice Players' Theatre. Directed by Debi L. Crawford, this is the second show of the theatre's 39th season.

The two-act comedy re-educates the audience on their literary knowledge of the world's greatest classics. Who needs The Illiad and The Odyssey when there's The Idiodyssey? The classic, Little Women, is boring until the coach explains it as a play-by-play football diagram. Why should anyone read Charles Dickens' novels when it's presented as a soap opera? No need to read the 1500 page War and Peace when it can be reduced to a 10 minute dramatic presentation. This fast-paced comedy will leave you laughing in the aisles.

Show dates are:
Saturday, September 13 at 7:00
Sunday, September 14 at 2:00 (matinee)
Monday, September 15 at 6:00 - Dinner Theatre*
Tuesday, September 16 at 7:00
Wednesday, September 17 at 7:00
Thursday, September 18 at 7:00
Friday, September 19 - NO SHOW
Saturday, September 20 at 7:00

All seats are $10. Tickets may be purchased at the door or by calling Louis Wright's Store at 337-457-3330 (Monday through Friday 9:00 to 5:00) or 337-457-2156 Monday through Saturday. All tickets must be paid in advance by check only; no credit cards accepted. The theatre is located at 121 S. Second St. in Eunice.

*Dinner is served at 6:00 at Nick's Restaurant next door to the theatre. The show starts in the theatre at 7:00. The menu is steak with appropriate side dishes; dessert is served at intermission. Ticket price is $15 in addition to the $10 for the price of the show.