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Jun 25, 2014 8:14 PM by katc

"Cajun Face" playing the Duchamp Opera House August 15-17

The original play, "Cajun Face," is being re-mounted for 3 performances only, at the Duchamp Opera House in St. Martinville, over Day of the Acadians Weekend.

Lian Cheramie and Sarah Mikayla Brown in "Cajun Face"
Presented by: The St. Martinville Evangeline Players
Duchamp Opera House
200 South Main Street, St. Martinville, LA
August 15, 16: 7:30 pm
August 17: 2pm
Tickets: $10;
(337) 394-6604; www.evangelineplayers.org
Pre-purchase of tickets is highly recommended. Tickets go on sale July 6, 2014.

The multi-media Cajun Face is a collection of vignettes that reflect Cheramie and Brown's experiences as young Cajuns living in Acadiana. Humorous, personal and poignant, Cajun Face themes include: families, defining what it means to be Cajun, dating, and as well as the decision to leaveor stay in Louisiana. Cajun Face features two songs and video interviews from members of the community.

Brown returned to Acadiana in 2012 after living in Chicago for nearly a decade. Her experiences living in the "big city" and returning "home" are explored in the piece, and will likely resonate with many in her generation who have left home, or those who have considered the benefits and costs of a move. Alternately, Cheramie, after moving around a great deal as a child, has chosen to live her adult life in Lafayette, personally witnessing the cultural investment of many young people in Acadiana, as they embrace, grow to understand, and sometimes struggle with their unique heritage.

Last November, good friends Lian Cheramie and Sarah Mikayla Brown, both Acting Up (in Acadiana) company members, wrote and performed in the 2-woman show, Cajun Face at Acadiana Center for the Arts. Expecting a fun and short run of shows, the writer/performers were blown away by the outpouring of enthusiasm and long lines as word spread about the show. For months afterwards, they were stopped on the street by people asking them "When are you gonna bring the show back? I have to bring all my aunts and cousins!"

 

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