Theater productions heat up in Acadiana

by Dege Legg

Two theater production in Acadiana are heating up the stage.

If you've been missing that special something that comes from a live theater experience, there are two Acadiana area plays currently in production. In Lafayette, Cité des Arts presents We All Do. Written and directed by Cité Program Director Jarin Schexnider, the play is a microscopic look at the world we live in, focusing on everyday objects from one character's life. According to the Cité website, it's a world where "a trash can can love its trash and dead leaves can pine for the old days, shown to you in 16 short scenes with four actors playing 30 different characters." We All Do will runs through Aug. 28. Tickets can be reserved online at www.citedesart.org or by phone at 291-1122.

The city of New Iberia goes back into to the 1950s when greasers, draggers, hagglers, stragglers and mad-rag-tagglers roamed the American streets. The Iberia Performing Arts League presents Remember When, an original 1950s musical. The show is a funny and melodious take on 50s-era songs, performed in the fictional town on New Berry, La. The show runs through Aug. 29 on Thursday, Friday, Saturday nights, and Sunday afternoons. Evening performances are at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday matinees are at 3 p.m. Performances will be at the Essanee Theater, IPAL's Art Deco home. Tickets or other information can be obtained by calling the theater at 364-6114 or visiting the website at www.iberiaperforms.com.