Acting Unlimited Incorporated, resident theater company at Theatre 810 at 810 Jefferson St., invites the public to its latest offering, Lives of the Saints by David Ives. Coincidentally, it’s a very popular name for this Louisiana football season.

Lives of the Saints stacks seven one-act plays in a pile of comedic commentary on society and love. There is a Masterpiece Theatre takeoff set at an English vicarage, a couple who meet at a souvenir shop, a literal soap opera and more. Ives is a Chicago-born, New York-based playwright who has been seeing his work on the stage since the early 1970’s. Consequently his many plays have been performed around the world. The themes are for adults so call the theater at 873-1548 with any questions about its content for your little ones. You can also email question about anying AUI-related to  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Cara Hayden, who co-directed AUI’s 2011 production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, directs Lives of the Saints.  Local actors Erin Segura, Elaine Kibodeaux, Gerard Ducharme, John Snyder, Martha Diaz, Vincent P. Barras, Cindy Hebert, Phillip Spear, Joseph Diaz, Cody Dunstan, Kaan Dere, Nancy Dere, Anne Dronet and Kathy Arceneaux perform.

The show opens 7:30 p.m. Jan. 12. The next evening on Friday the 13 AUI asks you take a spooky chance on its dinner theater. Bonnie Bell’s Bistro, Theater 810’s neighbor and Lafayette dining staple, will be serving food. Dining begins at 5:30 p.m. and the show is at 7:30 p.m.

The last performance on Jan. 22 will feature a gelato dessert with the performance in a partnership with Carpe Diem Gelato & Espresso, another neighbor of Theater 810. This performance is a matinee at 3 p.m.

All show times are:

7:30 p.m. Jan. 12 (debut)
7:30 p.m. Jan. 13 (dinner theater at 5:30 p.m.)
8 p.m. Jan. 14
3 p.m. Jan. 15
7:30 p.m. Jan. 19
7:30 p.m. Jan. 20
7:30 p.m. Jan. 21
3 p.m. Jan. 22 (dessert with theater)

All tickets are $10 with special prices for dinner/dessert performances. Buy tickets for performance here. For the Bonnie Bell dinner theater experience, buy here. For the Carpe Diem dessert theater experience, buy here.

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