Acadiana Briefs for Dec. 14, 2012

French-friendly business events set

The next “cash mob” or “piastres en masse” to support local businesses that support the French language is planned from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Cajun Spice in downtown Lafayette.

The events, held the third Saturday of the month, are organized by FrancoJeunes, a group of young French-speaking professionals as a way to promote French-friendly businesses.

Supporters of the French language — both speakers and non-speakers — are encouraged to patronize the business.

Cajun Spice owner, Melissa Dronet learned the French language from her parents and offers her services in French. Her shop sells Louisiana cultural products.

Lafayette author’s play continues run

“We All Do,” an original play by Lafayette native, Jarin Schexnider, continues with 8 p.m. performances Friday and Saturday and 3 p.m. performance Sunday at Theatre 810.

The play “centers on the character Charlie, who befriends the world around her, exploring the similarities in struggle and happiness that bind humans and nature,” according to a release.

“Presented in a highly physical, movement based style, this environmental theatre production calls upon an ensemble of actors to play dozens of characters,” the release stated.

The play is produced by the Wanderlust Theatre Co. and is directed by Elsa Dimitriadis. The cast features: Erin Broussard, Aren Chaisson III, Steven Cooper, Jan Erin Corzo, Andrew D. Hunter II, M. Brady McKellar, Deserea Noriega, Patricia Drury Sidman and Schexnider.

Admission is $10. For ticket reservations, call (337) 504-5367 or purchase online at: