City Park Players Present All The King’s Men At 5 Different Locations

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The 1946 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, All the King’s Men, is one of the undisputed classics of American literature. Fifty years after the novel’s publication, Warren’s characters still stand as powerful representations of the moral dilemmas faced by individuals in positions of power.  Loosely based on the life of Huey P. Long, the Governor of Louisiana, it is set in the 1930s, yet it could be happening today; it speaks to the tangled politics of the American South, yet it bears echoes of political tragedies from Julius Caesar to Hurricane Katrina and beyond.

Jim Leggett directs this Readers Theatre production, which features the following performers:  Tim Landry, Anthony LeCroix, Phil Tapley, Keith Ulrich, Jerry Havens, Bradley L. Smith, Catherine Eppler, Theresa Louviere, Michael Dalme, Jim Weinzettle, Kerry Lloyd, Wanda Schenk, Jackson Sleet, Kathleen Pharis, Paul Barbee, Stu Riggar, and Belle Rollins.

Performances will be held on November 6th at 3:00pm at the Southern Forest Heritage Museum in Longleaf. Tickets are $15.00, and include a BBQ Supper on the grounds of this historic facility.  The next performance takes place at the Tioga Heritage Park and Museum on November 7th at 3:00pm.  Later that week, on Thursday November 11th, a performance will take place at the Alexandria Museum of Art on the 3rd floor, followed by a November 12th performance at Pineville Kees Park Community Center. Tickets for each of those events are just $5.00.  The final performance will be on November 14th at 5:30pm at the Westside Library. Dinner will be served at the annual Friends of the Library Soiree in the Stacks. Tickets are available for $30.00.

Tickets are available online for the performances at TicketLeap.com. Also available are tickets to the ONSTAGE2010 Awards Gala on November 19th at 7:00pm at the Coughlin Saunders Performing Arts Center.  With entertainment by the Red River Jazz Band, great food, a cash bar and an extensive Silent Auction, this semi-formal event will set the stage for the holiday season. For more information, contact Jean Holliday at cityparkplayers@gmail.com or call (318) 484-4478.

The 2010 season has been supported, in part, by grants from the Louisiana Division of the Arts and Roy O. Martin Foundation as administered by the Arts Council of Central Louisiana.  Corporate sponsors include Cleco, Capital One Bank, Cenla Focus, Christus St. Francis Cabrini Hospital, The Gold Law Firm and Frithland Plantation. Additional support comes from our patrons and donors and people like you who believe that community theatre enriches our lives and enhances our quality of life.