Everyone’s favorite reindeer is here to help Santa save Christmas! He may be a little different, but when a snowstorm threatens to cancel Santa’s annual flight, Rudolph with his nose so bright is the only one who can guide Santa’s sleigh tonight. It’s a classic Christmas tale about friendship, perseverance, and our differences making us special.
Set in wise-cracking, Truvy’s beauty salon in Chinquapin, Louisiana, where all the ladies who are “anybody” come to have their hair done. Helped by her eager, new assistant, Annelle -currently experiencing problems in her marriage-, the two ladies dispense shampoos and free advice to the town’s rich curmudgeon such as, Ouiser, an eccentric millionaire, Miss Clairee, who has a raging sweet tooth, and the local social leader, M’Lynn, whose daughter, Shelby -the prettiest girl in town- is about to marry a “good ole boy.” Steel Magnolias is a story of hilarious repartee, acerbic yet humorously revealing verbal collisions, and the sudden realization of mortality within an all too perfect beauty salon. Strength and love make this play, and its characters, truly touching, funny, and marvelously amiable company in good times and bad.
Meet the legendary Don Juan as you’ve never seen him in this darkly comic and modern take on a classic tale. Wherever he goes, the notorious seducer and antihero leaves behind a trail of broken hearts and society scandals, relying on his trusty sidekick, Sganarelle, to clean up his unruly messes. When an unearthly visitor arrives, Don Juan may finally be forced to confront his wicked ways. Sex, politics, religion — nothing is sacred in Molière’s brilliant comedy.
Acclaimed teaching artist Dr. Louise Flax will be leading two workshops, each of which will focus on a different aspect of Chinese brushwork painting. Dr. Flax received training in brushwork at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, where the students explored Chinese Art. During her career as a public school teacher, Dr. Flax taught Asian painting at Roton Middle School and Brien McMahon HS. Her understanding of Chinese art is influenced by 23 years of practicing and (recently) teaching Taiji.
Have fun creating and taste-testing your and your friends’ craft cocktails with the guidance of a Mixologist extraordinaire! Learn which ingredients go well with certain liquors and discover great ideas for stunning presentations, including holiday cocktails. Feel free to bring any ingredients you’d like to test.