Fleeing Katrina:  Inspiring Journeys of Survival

Fleeing Katrina: Inspiring Journeys of Survival

Westwego Performing Arts Theatre    8/29/2007 - 9/9/2007 (schedule)

Category:  Comedy · Drama · Professional

Fleeing Katrina: Inspiring Stories of Survival

- Jefferson Performing Arts Society presents -

FLEEING KATRINA: Inspiring Journeys of Survival
by Rob Florence

Before the 1st anniversary of Katrina, Rob Florence's show "Fleeing Katrina" played to positive reviews at New York's Midtown International Theatre Festival. For this 2nd anniversary, the play returns home. "Fleeing Katrina" is monologue play based on factual experiences which has been described as "Hurricane Katrina evacuation meets 'Native Tongues.'"

www.NewYorkTheatre.com wrote: "This is an engaging, heartfelt, and at times quite powerful piece of theatre.... Fleeing Katrina reminds us that along with the wreckage and harsh realities the ...Read More

Total performances: 7

Bob Scully.... Trauma Over the Top - based on the experience of Acadian Ambulance personnel *
Harold Evans.... The Way from San Jose - based on the experience of Arthur Raymond Smith *
Janet Shea.... Sammy and Sylvester - based on the experience of Jenny Lynn Waters *
Michael Zarou.... Rights of Passage - based on the experience of Abdulraham Seitoun *
Philip Tracy.... Sydney & Loli & Tucker & Todd - based on the experience of Sidney Smith *
Rudy Rasmussen.... Rudy's Mama 'n' Em - based on the experience of Rudy Rasmussen *
Suzaune Yee McKamey.... Stonlen Crayons - based on the experience of Jackie Mang *
Wilbert Williams.... From Congo Square to Convention Center - based on the experience of Sylvester Francis *
*=featured role

Rob Florence ....  Director; Playwright
Cameron MacDonell ....  Lighting Design; Technical Director
Dina Schaefer ....  Stage Manager
Shannon R. Miller ....  Production Manager; Multimedia Design

Notes: "Opening Night is a benefit for the Acadian Ambulance Katrina Relief Fund, Wednesday, August 29 at 7:30 PM and is to be followed by a reception."

Thank You:
Anthony Bean, Blake Balu, Ray Bias, Ryan Patrick Bruce, Will Coviello, Tony Cramer, David Cuthbert, Derrick Deal, Joyce Deal, Anthony Favre, John Grimsley, Kerry Hargrave, Angie Joachim, Kat Johnston, Diana Shortes, David Hoover, Kevin Griffith, Phil Karnell, Tommy Macintosh, Midtown International Theater Festival, Melinda Morris, Gifford Saravia, Dee Dee Sewell, Keith Simon, P. Adam Walsh, James Yeargain.
SPECIAL THANKS to Nell Nolan whose idea it was to perform this show in New Orleans.
References: Media; MPC
Record created by: hjt

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