Join Playmakers, Inc. Community Theater Friday, December 13 through Sunday, December 15 for a fun holiday treat in Christmas on the Bayou, written by local children's theatre favorites Frank Levy and Bonnie Bess Wood, and directed by Ashley Campbell with Assistant Director/Producer Joan Soboloff.
A season extra, this is the true story of Father Adrien E. Rouquette. Born in 1813 in New Orleans, Rouquette was a writer and Catholic missionary who, for some 30 years, lived among the Native Americans of the forests along the Northshore of Lake Pontchartrain. He devoted his life to helping the Choctaw, and built five cabin chapels to sleep in, write and conduct Mass. By 1859, he was accepted as an honorary member and granted the name Chahta-Ima, meaning "Like a Choctaw," which he began to use in his professional life. He lived among the tribe on the banks of Bayou Lacombe until his death in 1887.
The story is fun, funny, in the holiday spirit, dramatic, and based on true events.
Performances are 7:00 PM on Friday and 1:00 PM on Saturday and Sunday. Tickets are $10, all ages, all seats, available now at www.playmakersinc.com or at the door, if available.
Located approximately 4 miles north of Covington at 19106 Playmakers Rd., off Hwy. 437/ N. Lee Rd. At Playmakers Rd., turn left and follow through the San Souci Forest to the end of the road. You will be directed where to park.
Playmakers, Inc. is a 501(C)3 organization founded in 1955. It is supported by a grant from the Louisiana Division of the Arts, Office of Cultural Development, Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism, in cooperation with the Louisiana State Arts Council, and as administered by St. Tammany Parish. Funding has also been provided by the National Endowment for the Arts, Art Works.