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Thursday, January 18
New Stage Theatre
EXPOSED gives the audience an intimate taste of Leslie Jordan’s life experiences as a flamboyant youth raised as a Southern Baptist, as well as unbelievable real life stories of “behind the scenes” of his stage and television performances. WARNING “EXPOSED” can cause a great deal of laughter and a few tears.
Leslie Jordan is the 2006 Emmy Award Winner for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series for his delicious portrayal of “Beverley Leslie” on Will & Grace.
Television audiences also recognize him from his recurring roles on Boston Legal, Ugly Betty, Reba, Desperate Housewives, and the successful 2017 reboot of Will & Grace.
Feature film audiences will recognize Jordan from his performance as “Brother Boy” in Del Shores’ adaptation of his play Sordid Lives, with Olivia Newton-John, Delta Burke and Beau Bridges. He also appeared in
Academy Award-winning blockbuster film version of the New York Times’ best seller The Help, produced by Steven Spielberg.
EXPOSED is being presented as a fundraiser for the Eudora Welty New Play Series.
General Admission: $25
Sponsor Tickets: $100 (2 tickets, pre-show reception, signed photograph)
Buy tickets online or call the box office! 601-948-3533
by Agatha Christie
September 12-16 and 19-23 at 7:30 p.m.
September 17 & 24 at 2 p.m.
One by one, each guest’s darkest secrets are revealed…until there were none.
Ten strangers are summoned to a remote island. Each have been marked for murder. All that the guests have in common is a wicked past they’re unwilling to reveal and a secret that will seal their fate. All As the weather turns, the group is cut off from the mainland. The bloodbath begins. One of Christie’s darkest tales and a masterpiece of dramatic construction, its growing sense of dread and unfaltering tension will keep you guessing to the very end. Recommended for ages 12 and older.
Based on the screenplay by Tennessee Williams
Adapted for the stage by Pierre LaVille and Emily Mann
October 24-November 5, 2017
Sensuality and sin in the South
Mississippi Delta, early 1950s, where the summers are hot, but the livin’ isn’t so easy. Archie Lee has been married for some time to a seductive young woman/child, called only by the endearment of Baby Doll. By agreement with the girl’s now-dead father, the marriage can only be consummated on her 20th birthday, now just days away. Things get steamy and complicated when the manager of a successful nearby plantation swaggers in and sets his eyes on Baby Doll. Recommended for ages 16 and older for mature language and situations.
Music by Alan Menken
Lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice
Book by Linda Woolverton
December 5-21, 2017 *SOLD OUT*
HELD OVER January 3-14, 2018
A tale as old as time.
Disney’s Beauty and the Beast features the animated film’s Academy Award winning score and is the classic story of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped in a spell placed by an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed to his former self. But time is running out. If the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity. Appropriate for all ages.
by Lauren Gunderson
February 13-17 and 20-24 at 7:30 p.m.
February 18 & 25 at 2 p.m.
The woman who opened our eyes to the cosmos.
As Henrietta attempts to measure the light and distance of stars in her free time at the Harvard Observatory, she must also take measure of her life on Earth, trying to balance her dedication to science with family obligations and the possibility of love. The true story of 19th century astronomer Henrietta Leavitt explores a women’s place in society during a time of immense scientific discoveries, when women’s ideas were dismissed until men claimed credit for them. Social progress, like scientific progress, can be hard to see when one is trapped among earthly complications; Henrietta Leavitt and her female peers believed in both, and their dedication changed the way we understand both the heavens and the Earth. Recommended for ages 11 and older.
by Tom Stoppard, Lee Hall, and Marc Norman
April 17-21 and 24-28 at 7:30 p.m.
April 22 & 29 at 2 p.m.
“I will have poetry in my life. And adventure. And love. Love above all.”
Penniless and indebted to two demanding producers, struggling young playwright William Shakespeare is tormented by writer’s block until he meets the beautiful Viola de Lesseps, daughter of a wealthy merchant, whose fiery passion for poetry and drama leaves her secretly longing to be an actor. Both are despondent when they learn that Viola’s father has promised her to the stuffy Lord Wessex in order to gain a title for their family. Under the veil of secrecy, Will and Viola’s passionate love affair becomes the basis of the very play he is writing—Romeo and Juliet. With opening night—and the wedding day—fast approaching, the plots race toward a parallel conclusion. Will it all work out in the end or are the two star-crossed lovers destined for tragedy? Recommended for ages 14 and older for sexual situations and mature themes related to blooming romance, theatrical ego, and mildly tortured artistic souls.
Music by Alan Menken
Lyrics by Glenn Slater
Book by Cheri Steinkellner and Bill Steinkellner
Additional Book Material by Douglas Carter Beane
Based on the Touchtone Pictures Motion Picture, Sister Act, written by Joseph Howard
May 29-June 2 and June 5-9 at 7:30 p.m.
June 3 & 10 at 2 p.m.
Someone’s habits are about to change.
Sister Act is the feel-amazing musical comedy smash that tells the hilarious story of Deloris Van Cartier, a wannabe diva whose life takes a surprising turn when she witnesses a crime and the cops hide her in the last place anyone would think to look—a convent! Under the suspicious watch of Mother Superior, Deloris helps her fellow sisters find their voices as she unexpectedly rediscovers her own. A sparkling tribute to the universal power of friendship. Recommended for ages 11 and older.