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Pulitzer Prize winning writer Chris Rose is coming to the CECA Cutting Edge Center of the Arts in Slidell with a one-night show that is sure to make people, laugh, cry, think and feel as they embrace the raconteur’s unique take on life and the mad, mad world in which we are living.
Though known and loved by NOLA natives via the countless columns he penned for The Times Picayune, the writer became a household name virtually overnight when he poured his soul into the column which introduced Katrina survivors to the world. It was titled simply, “Dear America.” His work has garnered two Pulitzer nominations with one victory, and he landed on The New York Times bestseller list for his book, 1 Dead In Attic. He now serves as the tour guide to what is arguably one of New Orleans’ most authentic and immersive experiences, the Magical Musical Mystery History tour, which has received rave reviews from both locals and visitors.
The Dec. 9 event, “Over the Edge with Chris Rose,” will include performances of the writer’s newest and favorite works with musical accompaniment. The consummate entertainer, Rose will provide his unapologetic take on some of the issues taking place locally, regionally and globally, and on life in general. The event is being held in conjunction with the Stop the Madness art exhibit being hosted in the CECA art gallery.
“We’re really excited to add Chris Rose to our offerings,” said CECA co-founder Brian Fontenot. “He’s insightful, witty, spirited and downright hilarious. It’s sure to be a great show.”
“I have a feeling this one’s going to sell out very quickly,” said Stop the Madness curator Kim Bergeron, who coordinated the writer’s appearance. “Chris Rose doesn’t just tell stories. He embodies stories. His ‘Over the Edge’ performance is the perfect complement to the art exhibit and its theme.”
The CECA Cutting Edge Center for the Arts is located at 767 Robert Boulevard in Slidell. The event will be held Friday, Dec. 9 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $25 and can be obtained online at www.CuttingEdgeTheater.com or by calling (985)649-3727. Prior to the show, the gallery featuring the Stop the Madness art exhibit will be open from 6 to 7 pm. Admission to the exhibit is free.
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