Current Strauss Season Performances - Main Stage

The time - 1943.  The scene - Sterlington, Louisiana.  The Situation - Three young women are all married to brothers gone to war, and have ended up living with their husbands' mother.  Henry Luce, owner of Life Magazine, hears of the situation and sends an unwilling war correspondent to do what she considers a "women's piece, " yet the assignment promises a "cover story," her first.  Written by Ron Robinson, a native of Bastrop and Northeast (ULM) - and a former performer on the Strauss Stage - the play had a successful off- Broadway run. Critics agreed that it was filled with charm and fun, a moving story about realiztion of self-worth.

Patron Night: Oct. 11 - 7pm

Other show Dates:  Oct. 12, 13, 14, 19, 20

Time:  7pm except Sunday 2pm

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Murder at Cafe Noir Dinner Theatre

This 1940's "whodunit" serves as a comedic tribute to the Bogart era.  The owner of the Cafe Noir has washed ashore, murdered, on the forgtten island of Mustique, and private investigator Rick Archer is on the case.  With a cast including several suspects, the audience votes twice and their interaction/involvement guides the P. I. on what he does next. 

Show Dates: November 8, 9 10

Time: 6:30 p.m.

Doors will open at 6:00 p.m.

$45 per person

Catered by Chef Pat Nolan

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Our third season show - Cottonland Christmas  brings the return of one of the cherished traditions at Strauss.  This celebration of the joys and wonders of the season features a number of performing arts groups and individuals from around Notheast Louisiana. 

Patron Night: December -  6th - 7pm

Other Show Dates:  December - 7, 8, 9, 10

Time: 7pm except Sunday 2pm

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A California billionaire has died, has bequeatherd all of his assets to his only daughter, Constance - except the $20,000 yacht to Josephine, his $25, 000 art collection to Renee and his priceless antique care collection to Marjorie.  Constance arrives with her lawyer and a detective to find out who these womean are.  The butler seems to hold the key but there are lots of unanswered questions. Who are these ladies?  What is the Bimbo Corporation? Does the elderly housekeeper really have a pet rat? and why has the butler hired an actress to play his wife/? This show confuses, delights, and most of all, entertains. 

Patron Night:  Jan. 31

Other Show Dates:  Feb. 1, 2, 3, 8, 9

Time: 7pm except Sunday 2pm

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A mother, daughter, three possible dads and a trip down the aisle you'll never forget.  The sunny and funny tale unfolds on a Greek island paradise.  On the eve of her wedding, a daughter's quest to discover the identity of her father brings three men from her mother's pst back to the island they last visited twenty years ago.  The story-telling magic of ABBA's timeless songs propels this enchangintg tale of love, laughter, and friendship, creating and unforgettable show. 

Patron Night:  April 25 - 7pm

Other Show Dates:  April 26, 27, 28, May 3, 4

Time: 7pm except Sunday 2pm

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