LIVES OF THE SAINTS
by David Ives
January 12-22, 2012. Theatre 810.
Regular Performances (7:30 p.m. curtain): Jan. 12, 19, 20, 21
Artwalk Saturday (8 p.m. curtain): Jan. 14
Matinee Performances (3 p.m. curtain): Jan. 15 and 22
AUI will kick off 2012 performance calendar with LIVES OF THE SAINTS, an evening of riotously funny one-act comedies by one of the contemporary theatre’s brightest comic playwrights, David Ives.
LIVES OF THE SAINTS is an evening of seven quirky, funny and wildly imaginative one-acts by Ives. In SAINTS, Ives’ comic imagination takes audiences to ancient Mesopotamia for the construction of the Tower of Babel, to a twee British vickerage a twisted “Masterpiece Theatre” murder mystery, to a quirky souvenir shop where a wildly exotic love blooms, and into a TV set where a couple finds themselves lost in a blur of channels. And that’s just half the evening.
Local audiences have experienced Ives’ work in his other one-act evening ALL IN THE TIMING and in his revisionist take on Don Juan, DON JUAN IN CHICAGO. In LIVES OF THE SAINTS, audiences can expect a playful evening of broad physical comedy, whip-smart jokes and ceaselessly imaginative riffs on contemporary culture. There’s something for everyone in LIVES OF THE SAINTS.
LIVES OF THE SAINTS is directed by Cara Hayden, who co-directed AUI’s summer production of A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM. The production features performances by Erin Segura, Elaine Kibodeaux, Gerard Ducharme, John Snyder, Martha Diaz, Vincent P. Barras, Cindy Hebert, Phillip Spear, Joseph Diaz, Cody Dunstan, Kaan Dere, Nancy Dere, Anne Dronet and Kathy Arceneaux.
There are currently three ways you can purchase tickets for LIVES OF THE SAINTS:
1. Click Here to purchase tickets online with your Visa, Mastercard, Discover or American Express card.
2. Purchase tickets in person, at the door. Box office will open an hour prior to curtain. Due to limited seating, AUI/AURA cannot guarantee that seats will be available for purchase at the door for each performance.
3. Reserve your seats by phone at 337-873-1548. Our box office staff will hold your reservation until the night of the show, and you can purchase your tickets when the box office opens. Our box office only accepts cash or check at the door. Reservations are held until 10 minutes prior to curtain, then they are released to patrons on the waiting list.
For any questions, call 337-873-1548. And we'll see you at the show!