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.
Frank’s Casing Crew, now doing business as Frank’s International, will make its final appearance on ABiz’s list of the Top 50 Privately Held Companies in Acadiana this year, and once again, it will likely be at the top with more than $1 billion in annual revenues. The 75-year-old company specializing in tubular fabrication and installation services to the oil and gas industry plans to go public this year.
The defeat, or rather highjacking of House Bill 420 in the final days of this year's Legislative Session, say Reps. Vincent Pierre and Terry Landry, is the result of the propaganda spread by one unidentified local media outlet and an unnamed former state Representative, but nothing to do with the original legislation's lack of checks, balances or details.
He’s a singer. A songwriter. A piano man. A family man. He’s even got his own Wikipedia entry. He’s David Egan. And he knows ancient secrets about the monolithic stones of Stonehenge that he’s not willing to share.