HANDS UP!

7 PLAYWRIGHTS, 7 TESTAMENTS

DIRECTED BY CHIRSTOPHER BERRY

WRITTEN BY DENNIS ALLEN, IDRIS GOODWIN, GLENN GORDON, ERIC HOLMES, NAMBI KELLEY, NATHAN JAMES, AND NATHAN YUNGERBERG

Originally commissioned by New Black Fest, HANDS UP: 6 Playwrights/6Testaments showcases the voices of 6 black male playwrights as they explore their feelings about the well-being of black men in a culture of institutional profiling.

SATURDAY, JULY 16 AT 2 PM
AND 7:30 PM

LSU SHAVER THEATRE
LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY
105 MUSIC AND DRAMATIC BUILDING
BATON ROUGE, LA 70803
(LOCATED ONTHE CORNER OF DALRYMPLE DR & INFIRMARY DR.)

TICKETS
$15 UNTIL JULY 1
$20 AFTER JULY 1

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Adult – Rated Show

No one under the age of 12 will be allowed in the theatre. Please carefully consider whether a performance is appropriate for your child before planning to attend. Also, please be aware that disruptive patrons, including children, will not be allowed to remain in the theatre. Be considerate of others in the audience and of your child’s comfort. Everyone entering the theatre must have a ticket.

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SATCHMO AT THE WALDORF

DIRECTED BY ROGER FERRIER

WRITTEN BY TERRY TEACHOUT

March 1971. Backstage at the Empire Room of the Waldorf Astoria Hotel, Louis Armstrong, the greatest trumpet player in the world, sits in his dressing room trying to pull himself together following his celebrated performance. Because as long as they clap, Louis will go out there and play. His mind wanders through the amazing journey of his life, and his complex relationship with his manager, Joe Glaser, and his rival, Miles Davis.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 20 AT 2 PM
AND 7:30 PM

INDEPENDENCE PARK THEATRE
7800 INDEPENDENCE BLVD
BATON ROUGE, LA 70806

TICKETS
$15 UNTIL JULY 29
$20 AFTER JULY 29

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PG-13 – Rated Show
No one under the age of four will be allowed in the theatre and all children ages 4-13 must be accompanied by an adult.


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SWEET, GEORIGA BROWN

DIRECTED BY GREG WILLIAMS, JR.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 16 7:30 pm
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 17 7:30 pm
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 18 3:00 pm

INDEPENDENCE PARK THEATRE
7800 INDEPENDENCE BLVD
BATON ROUGE, LA 70806

TICKETS
$25 UNTIL MAY 27
$30 AFTER MAY 27

PG-13 – Rated Show No one under the age of four will be allowed in the theatre and all children ages 4-13 must be accompanied by an adult.


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SPECIAL EVENT!

2016 NEWV AWARDS

DECEMBER 3, 2016

LYCEUM BALLROOM

124 3RD STREET

BATON ROUGE, LA 70801

TICKETS ARE $25

G – GENERAL AUDIENCES Appropriate for all ages. Everyone entering the theatre, including babes in arms, must have a ticket. The New V’s is New Venture Theatre’s soiree and awards show created to celebrate the season, and to recognize excellence in theatrical performance, support, production and design. The New V Awards strives to promote live theatre and increase awareness of our local performing arts community in Baton Rouge and surrounding areas.


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SPECIAL EVENT!

BLACK NATIVITY

DIRECTED AND CHOREOGRAPHED BY REGINALD JACKSON

WRITTEN BY LANGSTON HUGHES

This retelling of the Christmas story from an Afro-centric perspective is infused with rich gospel, blues, funk, jazz, and dance from an ensemble cast. Embracing the original spirit of Hughes’ work, Black Nativity serves as a deep exploration of cultural identity, pride, and unity within the African-American community while also bringing a fresh voice to this holiday classic.

DECEMBER 10, 2016

MANSHIP THEATRE

100 LAFAYETTE STREET

BATON ROUGE, LA 70801

TICKETS ARE $25

G – GENERAL AUDIENCES Appropriate for all ages. Everyone entering the theatre, including babes in arms, must have a ticket.


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Information

General Info: 225.588.7576

New Venture Theatre
Located inside the Manship Theatre
100 Lafayette Street
Baton Rouge, LA 70801


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