I love theatre and usually when I go to New Orleans the two French Quarter theatre companies are between productions. But last year I was there when they had a play on. The Company operates in a space on the top floor of the Shops at Canal Place. I have seen two excellent productions here: Doubt a few years ago and last year Red. The Company presents a varied season mixing old with the latest and something for children in December. You don't need to be in New York, Chicago etc. to see great theatre. The Company has a web site so if you are coming to the city you can plan ahead. Be sure to stop next door at RHINO (Right Here In New Orleans) an arts and crafts cooperative. Most of the work here is glass, pottery and jewelry and each artist/craftsperson must commit a certain amount of hours at the shop each year. You can find wonderful work here at reasonable prices and maybe the person who rings up your purchase is the person who created it. On nights with Southern Rep is performing the shop stays open until curtain time.
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