For Camille, her home of Louisiana is a complicated association, seemingly the same source and solution for all her present problems. She arrives back to live in Louisiana after living in New York for years with a huge chip on her shoulder about it. Why is she back after all this time? She has to complete court-mandated punishment for a DWI she received the last time she was visiting home. As Camille tries to complete her punishment, she grapples with her relationship to alcohol, as issues of family alienation and deep loneliness bubble to the surface, forcing her both towards alcohol and away from it. She finds a friend in Brittany, a charming and bold girl from Chalmette, who shares Camilles fondness for fun and drinking. But as she gets further and deeper into the Louisiana drinking lifestyle, can Camille really toe the line between a good time and too much? This universal story is about every young girl who started drinking too early in Louisianas lax culture and the emotional consequences of having to accept where you come from while at the same time rejecting the parts that have kept you from growing up.
Performances will take place in the Robert E. Nims Theatre in the UNO Performing Arts Center, and will run April 21th 23rd and 28th 30th at 7:30pm, and May 1st at 2:30pm. Pleading 894 is directed by Jen Davis with an all-female cast: Lauren Erwin (Brittany), Rhonda Dents (Mom), Jowhara Thompson (Sophie), Betty Varnado (Eileen/Therapist), Camille Collins (Annie/Debbie) and starring Monica Harris as Camille. Featuring the talents of Diane Baas (Lighting), Kevin Griffith (Set), Andrew Vaught and Sarah Beth James (Props), Lindy Bruns (Costumes), Kyle Cunanan (Sound), Joni Marie Bankston (Stage Manager), Emily Poulliard (Asst. Stage Manager), and Alex Smith (Fight Choreography).
UNO Nims Theatre (View)
Performing Arts Center, 2000 Lakeshore Dr.
New Orleans, LA 70145
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