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THE BAYOU PLAYHOUSE GEARS UP FOR ITS FIFTH SEASON

THE BAYOU PLAYHOUSE GEARS UP FOR ITS FIFTH SEASON

(Lockport) The Bayou Playhouse announces its fifth season of theatrical offerings filled with musicals, comedies, classics and returning favorites onstage, entitled “All in the Family”.

“As we expand our theatrical family on the Bayou, we have chosen a season of shows that tells the stories of what it means to belong to a family- including all of the comedy and drama that happens in the home, behind closed doors,” says Director Perry Martin.

The Bayou Playhouse opened its premiere season in 2008 and has established itself as the only non-profit professional theatre south of New Orleans and the only theatre in the state with a primary mission to present Louisiana-themed plays and special events- all in a down-on-the-Bayou setting.

Topping the bill of season five is the star-packed sports-themed show, The Bayou Double Header, playing September 28 through October 28. Act 1 is "The Winning Streak" by Lee Blessing, directed by Perry Martin and starring Bayou favorites Randy Cheramie and Travis Resor.

This bittersweet comedy is about an estranged father and son who come together over a record-breaking winning streak for the home team. Meanwhile, these two men are just trying to win one game of their own. Act 2 is called "Who Dats Talking" and was conceived and performed by Spud McConnell and Mo Brennan. This piece is a hilarious journey with Louisiana's beloved performing husband-and-wife team, Spud & Mo, as they explore the ups and downs of what it means to be a true "Who Dat". Each crazy character will remind you of why we love being part of the Saints family and the Who Dat Nation!

Season five offers more hits including Cinderella Battistella, A Streetcar Named Desire, Turtles & Alligators andclosing out the season will be a production created especially for the Bayou Playhouse highlighting a quirky Cajun family who battles it out on stage, written by Okra playwright Anne Galjour.

Besides the main stage productions, the Bayou Playhouse will present a variety of non-season special events including comedy nights, concerts, musical cabarets, play readings, BayouKidz! workshops and summer theatre programs and special events like our Krewe du Bayou party.

“This is such an exciting season,” said Managing Director Mary Bliss McCrossen. “We’re gathering many of our old friends as well as some incredible talent that is completely new to the Bayou Playhouse stage.”

The Bayou Playhouse is also looking to expand its family of supporters, volunteers and board members. The organization is looking for members who believe in their work and mission and want to help make season five the most successful season yet. Volunteers can do anything from assisting with landscaping upkeep to marketing to set construction. Board members meet monthly and assist the Playhouse with overall business development, fundraising and outreach. Sponsors are welcomed at all levels from both in-kind to fiscal sponsorships.

The Bayou Playhouse is located at 101 Main Street, Lockport. Tickets for all season shows are $23 in advance or $25 at the door. For ticket purchase, season subscriptions, corporate sponsorship or other information about the Bayou Playhouse, visit www.bayouplayhouse.com or call 1-888-99-BAYOU (22968).