Friday, January 30, 2009

2008 Irving Award Winners

"Mama Mia" was the theme of the annual 39th Eunice Players' Irving Awards held Saturday at the Courtyard at Nick's on Second Street.

The shows competing for awards included: Last Night of Ballyhoo, All The Great Books (abridged) and Providence. The summer musical, “Broadway on 2nd Street” was also recognized.

The awards ceremony began with Frank Tujague presenting the Best Set. The winner was "The Last Night of Ballyhoo," with Brett Faulkner, Liz Bryan, Deborah D. Ardoin and Taylor LaCalle.

Presenting the Best Lighting and Sound award was Beth Manuel. Winning the award was, All The Great Books (abridged) with Deborah D. Ardoin, Randy Fontenot and Van Reed.

Best Costumes went to All The Great Books (abridged) with Liz Bryan, Suzanne LaHaye, Cathy Dischler and Jody L. Powell. Presenting the award was Dr. Allen Butler.

Becky Daigle presented the Best Hair and Make-Up. The Last Night Of Ballyhoo won in the category. Those honored were Connie Thibodeaux, David Manuel, Pilar Parrie, and Brandi Fontenot.

Pat Dossman and Dwight Jodon presented the Best Supporting Actress. The award went to Bonnie Pitre as Sara Kass in Providence.

The Best Supporting Actor went to Van Reed as Professor in All The Great Books (abridged). This presentation was given by Holly Bell.

Kenneth Pitre presented the Best Actress, the award went to Jody L. Powell as Boo Levy in The Last Night of Ballyhoo.

Sherald Smith presented the Best Actor. This award went to Kevin Miller as Coach in All The Great Books (abridged).

The Best Director went to Debi L. Crawford in All The Great Books (abridged). Butch Frasier presented the award.

Pam Quirk presented The Best Play award. Winning Best Play was All The Great Books (abridged).

The 40th season will open with the production, Who's Afraid of Virginia Wolf, which will be presented in mid April. Other plays include Greater Tuna and Moonlight and Magnolias.


Thursday, January 8, 2009

EPT Takes Providence to Cite des Arts in Lafayette

By special invitation, the Eunice Players' Theatre's production of Providence will be performed at Cite des Arts in Lafayette [109 Vine Street (Downtown)]

Performance dates are January 29, 30, 31 at 7:30 p.m. For reservations call 291-1122. Ticket are $15 for adults and $10 for students and seniors.