Eunice Players’ new season opens with Williams spoof

The Eunice Players’ Theatre, 121 S. Second St., Eunice, will open its 44th season with The Glass Mendacity, directed by Jody Powell, Thursday and Friday, March 14-15; Sunday, March 17; Wednesday, March 20, and Thursday through Saturday, March 21-23.

Sunday matinees are at 2 p.m. All other performances begin at 7 p.m.

The Wednesday, March 20, performance is a dinner theater, which starts with a meal at 6 p.m. at Ruby’s on Second Street in Eunice.

The play, written by Maureen Morley and Tom Willmorth, is a two-act comedy spoofing Tennessee Williams’ best known plays, The Glass Menagerie, A Streetcar Named Desire and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.

Williams’ plays are dramas about families, and as such are filled with fragile and damaged Southern characters who are driven to madness, alcoholism, deceit and fantasy. Thus they are easy targets for lampooning and parody.

In addition, the playwrights have taken family members from each play, mixed them up and created an entirely new outrageous brood. Audiences with a strong familiarity with Williams’ plays will get the most out of the show, but the humor of The Glass Mendacity is broad enough to make it appealing to all.

For ticket information for either the regular performance or the dinner theater, visit http://www.euniceplayers.blogspot.com.

  • CAST: Kevin Miller, Big Daddy Dubois; Mary Gail Lamonte DeVillier, Amanda Dubois; Deborah D. Ardoin, Blanche Kowalski; John Snyder, Stanley Kowalski; Kathryn Schmidt, Maggie the Cat; Erin Segura, Laura Dubois; and Allen Higginbotham, Mitch.

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