On Sale to Members – December 9, 2024
On Sale to the Public – December 16, 2024

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GET READY TO DISH!

Director Zhailon Levingston brings his history-making Broadway comedy home to Shreveport!

Can rivaling sisters Baneatta and Beverly bury their father without killing each other? This proves difficult when Beverly shows up to the chapel with her “blessings” on display. Meanwhile, Baneatta’s son brings his neurotic Jewish boyfriend along, knowing Baneatta disapproves, and Beverly’s nosy daughter keeps asking questions no one wants to answer. Baneatta’s pastor husband tries to mediate the family drama, but when a shocking family secret reveals itself at the pulpit, the two sisters are faced with a truth that could either heal or break them.

Opened: Friday, January 5, 2024
Closes: Sunday, January 7, 2024
Location: Marjorie Lyons Playhouse,
on the campus of Centenary College

Written By | DOUGLAS LYONS

Direction | ZHAILON LEVINGSTON
Scenic Design | SETH TAYLOR
Lighting Design | SAMUEL COPELAND
Costume Design | COURTNEI GABRIEL
Sound Design | BARRY BUTLER

Schedule:
FRIDAY & SATURDAY | JANUARY 3 & 4 | 7:30PM
SUNDAY | JANUARY 5 | 2:00PM

Tickets: On Sale to the Public ~ December 16
Adults: $25.00 | Seniors: $20.00 | Students: $18.00

“…a brilliant script that’s fresh, relatable and laugh-out-loud funny…CHICKEN & BISCUITS is more than just a church service…it is a much-needed therapy session, a portrait of joy, love and laughter…This play is both a Hallelujah and an A-men.” —Variety

“CHICKEN & BISCUITS serves up roaring comedy…The play provides audiences with the blessed release of almost continual laughter…” —Broadway News

CHICKEN & BISCUITS CAST

BANEATTA MABRY- An upstanding and stern Christian woman. Mother to Kenny and Simone, and wife to Reginald. She’s overbearingly full of love, but quite uptight and stubborn in her religious ways. OFFER OUT.

REGINALD MABRY- Baneatta’s faithful husband and the new pastor of their home church. He’s the peace-maker of the family. Reginald is a ball of love, with a side of corny Dad jokes. 50’s, African-American.

KENNY MABRY -Baneatta and Reginald’s youngest child. He’s proudly queer, but cowers in the presence of his mother. Kenny bites when he needs to, but at the end of the day he just wants to be loved. Mid-Late 20’s, African-American.

LOGAN LEIBOWITZ- Kenny’s neurotic and dramatic Jewish boyfriend of four years. He often spins himself into a tizzy, but always wants to be there for Kenny. Logan’s weed pen is his crutch for tough times. Mid- Late 20’s, White.

BEVERLY JENKINS- Baneatta’s younger sister. The “fun Aunt” who’s always in a push-up bra. But don’t mistake her vibrance for incompetence. She’s a savage, “classy”, not so boujee, but definitely ratchet when necessary. Early 40’s- 50’s, African-American.

LA’TRICE FRANKLIN- Beverly’s daughter. She’s nosy, loud and in everyone else’s business, but her own. When not on her phone, she shows love – but in her own Gen Z way. Sarcasm is her love language. 15, African-American.

SIMONE MABRY- Kenny’s older sister and Baneatta’s favorite. She followed the “right path.” Though pulled, she can be shady. While fierce on the exterior, Simone is internally wounded from a recent failed engagement. 30’s, African-American.

BRIANNA JENKINS- Baneatta and Beverly’s half sister through an affair. She didn’t know her Father, but has come to his funeral to gather more details on him. She’s sweet, vulnerable and collected. Early 40’s- 50’s, African-American.

 

SUPPORTED IN PART BY A GRANT FROM THE SHREVEPORT REGIONAL ARTS COUNCIL WITH FUNDS FROM THE CITY OF SHREVEPORT

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