The rest of PASA's season has been reprogrammed. BREAK! The Urban Funk Spectacular will take place at the Heymann Center April 4; the United States Marine Band performance was canceled; and Anubhava, classical Indian music and dance, remains as scheduled at Angelle Hall Oct. 26.
In the tradition of Shakespeare's Globe Theater in London and Shakespeare in Central Park, New York's Aquila Theater Co. takes Hamlet outdoors Oct. 12. "It's always been in our strategic plan to start a series of outdoor events in the parks downtown," says PASA's Community Relations Director Natalie LeBlanc. "This was a reason to finally do it. We are encouraging people to bring their own chairs and blankets and we will have concessions. We really want to run this like you would be in a theater, but you'll be outside." If all goes well, Csardas! will follow Nov. 6 with a Hungarian tango troupe including about 60 dancers, performing "in the round."
Performing outdoors won't be an adjustment for Aquila Theatre Co. The group regularly performs its contemporary theater outside around the country, most recently at venues in Pennsylvania and California. "Shakespeare wrote for an outdoor performance," says Hamlet Director Robert Richmond by phone from New York. "There are several great things that happen when it's outside. Our ears work a little harder, and the acting is bigger. You have to be larger than life to reach someone on the back row."
PASA in the Park kicks off Wednesday, Oct. 12, with Hamlet at 7 p.m. at Parc International. Admission is free, but $5 donations will be collected. Call 237-2787 for more info.
Here's your daily look at late-breaking national and international news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday, April 18, 2014:
Friday's Blogs from the Bog!
Time and time again, the Lafayette Parish School Board shows an overwhelming tendency toward idiocy, but Wednesday night’s contentious discussion over Northside High School’s teen mother program tops the list of dumb discussions.
C & C Technologies, HIT Fitness, R3 Sciences, the Acadiana Symphony Association and the United Way of Acadiana recognized for innovation.
“The accomplishment of this goal within the next ten years is not only critical for the region to effectively compete with other regions for residents and businesses, but also to provide an amenity for everyone in Acadiana to enjoy.”
Education Superintendent John White says a continued push to try to keep Louisiana from using tests associated with the Common Core education standards are creating "a state of chaos" for public school teachers.
The Acadiana Symphony Orchestra has decided to end its traditional Independence Day spectacular known as Red White & Boom.
Under the deal, Teche shareholders would get 1.162 shares of IberiaBank for each share of Teche stock.
Gov. Bobby Jindal's plan to use $210 million in surplus and one-time money to help balance next year's budget received the backing Thursday of the State Bond Commission, support that was needed for the maneuver to work.
Acadiana's nightlife guide.
State wildlife and fisheries agents have arrested a 39-year-old man accused of stealing crawfish.
An East Feliciana Parish lawmaker has jettisoned his proposal to make it harder for a condemned prisoner to appeal a death sentence.
Senators advanced a proposal Wednesday that would let the governor remove New Orleans-area levee board members for violating what he considers to be public policy, despite concerns it would introduce political meddling into state flood protection.
The must have pieces this season
Dave Perkins, LCG Comp Plan honored along with local architects and designers at the 2014 INDesign Awards
Greg Manuel’s Lafayette-based residential development company is taking advantage of exponential industrial growth in Lake Charles.
Longtime Lafayette retailer ventures online.
It’s not how aggressive or conservative you are — it’s planning for risk that matters most.
Thanks to cutting-edge digital technology, more and more consumers are banking on ATMs and mobile phones.
Regional bank bids farewell to Downtown May 30
ABiz takes a look back at the most noteworthy moments for the local banking industry over the last year.
Most experts say short-term interest rates will be unchanged through 2014, but long-term rates are inching up.
Largest recruitment event in Acadiana returns May 21 to the Cajundome Convention Center
A lawyer’s ad should only be a starting point, as there is much more to consider when seeking quality representation.
Thanks to the inaugural 2012 INNOV8, a design for lifting heavy objects was brought to market.
The annual juried competition recognizes excellence in architecture, interior design and historic preservation in Lafayette and the five surrounding parishes.
Cypress Bayou GM hosts open house.
New hires, promotions, transfers in Acadiana business
The scion of a landmark Four Corners restaurant climbs back into Lafayette’s culinary scene as franchisee for a popular burger chain.
The Lafayette City-Parish Council on Tuesday will vote on a resolution that if approved would clear the way for a December ballot proposition asking voters to approve a 1-cent sales tax parishwide to help fund the construction of a new terminal at Lafayette Regional Airport.