Thursday, April 21, 2016

World Premiere of "Pleading 984" Tonight at Nims Theatre

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The University of New Orleans Department of Film and Theatre presents “Pleading 894,” a world premiere play by Kate Bailey, opening tonight, April 21 at the Robert E. Nims Theatre in the Performing Arts Center. The play is centered around heroine Camille, a young woman returning home to Louisiana after a stint in New York, who is forced to deal with some cultural aspects of her upbringing that have led to challenges in her adult life.

“Pleading 984” is directed by Jen Davis and features an all-female cast. Monica Harris stars as Camille. Camille’s friend, Brittany, is played by Lauren Erwin, and Camille’s mother is played by Rhonda Dents. Other players include Jowhara Thompson, Betty Varnado and Camille Collins.

On the production side, Diane Baas operates lights, Kevin Griffith manages the set, and Andrew Vaught and Sarah Beth James are in charge of props. Lindy Bruns handles costumes, Kyle Cunanan is regulating sound and Alex Smith is the fight choreographer. The stage manager for "Pleading 984" is Joni Marie Bankston with Emily Poulliard assisting.

“Pleading 984” runs from April 21-23 and April 28-30 at 7:30 p.m. There is a matinee on May 1 at 2:30 p.m. Ticket prices are $12 for general admission, $8 for students, faculty and seniors. For tickets or more information, click here or call (504) 280-SHOW (7469).