Ascension Community Theatre to stage 'A Night of One Acts'

Michael Tortorich
Samuel Bryan and Garrett Allain perform “Fear and Trembling.” Written and directed by Brandon Bordelon, it is one of five one-act plays to be presented by Ascension Community Theatre at the Pasqua Theater in Gonzales Sept. 3-6.

Ascension Community Theatre’s second-stage project “A Night of One Acts” allows performers a chance to branch out and hone their talents.

Known performers and directors get to work with newcomers as they develop their skills.

The project also allows them to experiment with concepts that do not usually make it to the main stage shows.

For the five original one-act performances, to be presented Sept. 3-6 at the Pasqua Theater in Gonzales, the actors will be on a “cloud” in the center of the audience.

Each play runs about 20 minutes, with the exception of “Krapp’s Last Tape,” which is about 40 minutes.

Written by Samuel Becket, it is directed by Mattie Olson and stars Nick Cardona.

“Puckette,” by Tim Martin, is directed by Kelly Martin. The cast includes Kristen Campbell, Jack Wilson, Heidi Frederic, Lacie Laurendine, Chris Bourgeois, Tim Martin, John Salinger and Nicole Hernandez.

F. Scott Fitzgerald’s “Mr. Icky” is directed by Bryan Songy. It stars Michael Ruffin, Megan Dewberry, Garrett Allain, Aaron Tureau and Carey Long.

Brandon Bordelon directs “Fear and Trembling,” which stars Allain and Samuel Bryan.

“The Case of the Crushed Petunias,” by Tennessee Williams, is directed by 13-year-old Travis Daigle, the youngest director in ACT’s history.

Christian Watts serves as co-director.

“He’s been very excited and he’s done such a good job,” Watts said of Daigle.

She said he did all of the blocking for the play, and it only needed a little fine tuning.

The cast includes Andy Dino, Erin Perdue, Aaron Tureau and Jessica Hawley.

Performances will be Sept. 3-5 at 7 p.m. and Sept. 6 at 2 p.m.

For tickets and more information, call 225-647-1230.

Co-director Christian Watts, left, goes over notes with the cast of “The Case of the Crushed Petunias.” Shown seated from left are Andy Dino, Travis Daigle, Erin Perdue, Aaron Tureau and Jessica Hawley.