Sunday, October 12, 2008

Providence • Nov. 2-9, 2008

Rehearsals are underway at the Eunice Players' Theatre for “Providence”, the final production of the season. This two-act play written by local playwright, Cody Daigle, was produced off-off-Broadway earlier this year and was deemed a critical success. Jody L. Powell, director of the show, is proud to announce an outstanding cast, composed of theater veterans and returning favorites.

The play involves Neil and Jo, a married couple undergoing stressful times, and Mark and Sara, two friends at a crossroads as one prepares to start a new phase of life at the other’s insistence. An unexpected life-changing event brings the two men together to form a new friendship based on shared emotions. The story is beautifully told through a blending of current events and personal flashbacks.

Playing the role of Neil is Andre Andrepont of Opelousas. Although Andre is most active at Opelousas Little Theatre, his most notable role having been Elwood P. Dowd in “Harvey”, he previously amused audiences on the EPT stage as Nick in “Over the River and Through the Woods”.

Appearing as Jo, Angelle Bellard has recently been playing on various stages in Acadiana including Abbeville and Lafayette. Eunice audiences may remember her roles Cherie in “Bus Stop” and Nicki in “The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940”.

Joining the cast as Mark, Gabe Ortego is fast becoming a Eunice staple as he was cast earlier this year as Joe in “The Last Night of Ballyhoo” and last year as Motel in “Fiddler on the Roof”. Gabe has many credits from Opelousas Little Theatre, including director of “Monky Business” and “The Last Five Years”.

Bonnie Pitre
returns to the EPT stage as Sara, after having appeared in “Woman” and “The Sound of Music”, and running the lighting for “If the Shoe Fits”.

The show will open with a matinee on Sunday, November 2 at 2:00 p.m. Dinner theatre is scheduled for Monday, November 3 at 6:00 p.m. at Nick's on Second St., with the performance immediately following. Other performances dates include November 5, 6, and 8 at 7:00 p.m., and the play will close with a matinee performance on Sunday, November 9 at 2:00 p.m.

Season ticket holders should call 866-856-3653 to make reservations. Individuals without season tickets can purchase tickets by calling Louis Wright's Store at 337-457-3330.


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