Be a New Orleanian: A Swearing-In Cememony @ Theatre at St. Claude

PRESENTED BY DIRTY COAST, JIM FITZMORRIS’ “BE A NEW ORLEANIAN: A SWEARING IN CEREMONYRETURNS TO THE THEATRE AT ST. CLAUDE.

What: “Be A New Orleanian: A Swearing In Ceremony (Presented By Dirty Coast)”
Where: The Theatre at St. Claude, 2240 St. Claude Avenue, NOLA, 70117
When: Thursday through Saturday, from February 12th through February 28th with a bonus show on Monday Feb 29th.
Tickets: $20, (504) 638-6326 or http://www.thetheatreatstclaude.com/onstage/be-a-new-orleanian/

Just in time to help with those post Mardi Gras blues, “Be A New Orleanian: A Swearing in Ceremony (Presented By Dirty Coast)” by Jim Fitzmorris returns for a month-long run to kick off The Theatre at St. Claude’s Spring/Summer Season.

Directed by Mike Harkins, “Be A New Orleanian” is a wild, comic ride through what it takes to call yourself a citizen of The Crescent City. History, heartbreak, and celebration are all part of an evening from a performer/writer The Times Picayune calls “electric.”

Thursday through Saturday, from February 12th through February 28th with a bonus show on Monday Feb 29th.

Opening night to feature a book signing of “Be A New Orleanian” from Dirty Coast Press.

For tickets and information go to the website.

JIM FITZMORRIS
A playwright and performer, Jim Fitzmorris is a native New Orleanian who can trace his family’s roots in the city back to 1847. He has spent the better part of the last decade writing about the city he calls home taking on politics (With Malice Towards All), the school system (Urban Education Smackdown), post-Katrina recovery (From A Long Way Off), and most recently the changing nature of the newspaper business (A Truckload of Ink).

THE THEATRE AT ST. CLAUDE
Located in the heart of the historic Fabourg Marigny, The Theatre at St. Claude is in search of an audience that revels in the whisper of conspiracy, delights in a collective gasp, and enjoys a taste for the curious oddity. New Orleans premiere venue for the wild, weird, and wondrous, The Theatre at St. Claude invites you to become part of its year round programming of music and performance.

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