Friday, November 30, 2007

Natchitoches' new theater company, Cane River Repertory, has Magi for the holiday season; opens Dec 6

Natchitoches Street
Originally uploaded by contrabandbayou
Cane River Repertory Theatre is a new venture in Natchitoches , says Kate Riley. She told me, "A group of us started a professional theatre in town this past summer called the Cane River Repertory Theatre. Please see We are getting ready to produce our first play in December: the Gift of the Magi."

Riley's mission is to help develop and employ professional artists as well as to provide "educational opportunities for the students of LSMSA and NSU, and provide quality professional theatre to the greater Northwestern Louisiana and East Texas communities."

Louisiana School for the Math, Science and Arts is filled with the state's best and brightest youngsters. NSU has the Scholar's College as well as the regular program. Thus Riley has quite a talent pool.

She also seems aware of how to fit the theater to "the artistic heritage and economic development of the Cane River Region." She plans to build upon the recognition of Natchitoches as a cultural asset and
a tourist destination for the state of Louisiana.

Cane River Rep brings balance to the image of Natchitoches, a town that should be known for much more than its holiday lights.



Anonymous said...

This sounds like a great opportunity for me and my family when we visit LA this summer. Looking forward to going to the theatre!

Anonymous said...

What a great thing. I love the place. This will make it better than the paradise that it is.

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