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Dates:

September 13-23, 2012

Tickets:

Pricing: $15 General Admission
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By Gore Vidal

The timing is perfect! Just as Gore Vidal's The Best Man closes on Broadway in New York, it opens on Main Street in Houma. At this new location—with a different cast and new set—come and enjoy a classic look at the men (and women) behind politics. We suspect that you will agree that this non-partisan glimpse of the backroom workings within a (or any) political party mixes wit, shenanigans, and wicked truths in equal measure.
You will first be introduced to former Secretary of State William Russell (Doug Holloway) and his wife, Alice (Robyn Hornsby). He is the principled, liberal candidate within the party. Of course, he has some 'issues' that could derail his nomination. The man who is there to see that this doesn't happen is his campaign manager, Dick Jensen (Scott Courville).

On the 'other side of the aisle' is Senator Joseph Cantwell (Steve Crispino), who, along with his wife, Mabel (Jeannette Burke), represents the conservative interests within the party. Cantwell's campaign manager, Don Blades (Joel Waldron) has the unenviable task of corralling his boss's energy and guessing what Cantwell will be up to next.
Throw in a former President, Arthur Hockstader (George Beaudry), who is a master of perception and control. Add the Grand Dame of the party, Mrs. Gamadge (a role being reprised by Edwina Yakupzack), a party stalwart intent on being in charge of form and protocol at the convention. Sprinkle with a party regular, Senator Clyde Carlin (Frank Davis) whose loyalty to either nominee is suspect, include a trusted psychiatrist, Dr. Artinian (Terrance Bonvillain), add the pretty aide, Catherine (Stephanie Guidry), the 'voice over' commentator (Larry Hyatt), the sleazy snitch, Sheldon Marcus (Mike Brosette), and round out the cast with the essential bevy of reporters (Charlotte Bretz, Terrance Bonvillain, Charlotte Grace/Pat Crochet, Patti Loupe, and with Kyle Crispino behind the camera) and you have a relevant, funny, and perceptive evening of entertainment.

The Best Man is directed by Pat Crochet, produced by Robyn Hornsby, and set construction by Red Hornsby.

Artistic & Productions Staff:

Direction: Pat Crochet
Production Staff:
Russell Hornsby
Robyn Hornsby


Cast:

Doug Holloway
Robyn Hornsby
Scott Courville
Steve Crispino
Jeannette Burke
Joel Waldron
George Beaudry
Edwina Yakupzack
Frank Davis
Terrance Bonvillain
Stephanie Guidry
Larry Hyatt
Mike Brosette
Charlotte Bretz
Terrance Bonvillain
Charlotte Grace
Pat Crochet
Patti Loupe, and with
Kyle Crispino