(April 1, 2009)

Contact: Rick DelaHaya, Centenary News Services, 318.869.5073

Dark Comedy "The House of Yes" Takes Place at MLP

The House of Yes

SHREVEPORT, La. — The Marjorie Lyons Playhouse presents a production of Wendy MacLeod's, The House of Yes, Thursday, April 16, at 8 p.m. at the theater located on the Centenary College campus.

The cast includes: Jodie Glorioso, Destin Bass, Rachael Magill, Scott Gibbs, and Emily Slazer

Additional show times are:

  • Friday, April 17 at 8 p.m.
  • Saturday, April 18 at 8 p.m.
  • Sunday, April 19 at 2 p.m.

Characterized as a "dark comedy," The Pascals, for whom the clock stopped with the Kennedy assassinations, are shut in as a Thanksgiving hurricane approaches outside. Arriving ahead of the storm's eye are Jackie-O's twin brother, Marty and his doughnut shop worker fiancée, Lesly. The obsessive Jackie is keen to renew her long-running incestuous affair with Marty, which is fine by the mother, who's still lamenting her husband's desertion, and by puppyish younger brother Anthony who immediately desires Lesly. The resulting battle over Marty becomes something of a class struggle between the Pascals' poetic insanity and Lesly's plebian pragmatism.

The Marjorie Lyons Playhouse cautions audiences to consider the strong adult themes in this production; this material may not be appropriate for children.

The Marjorie Lyons Playhouse Box office opens April 13 and is open daily from noon until 4 p.m. Ticket prices are $12 for adults; $10 for students, seniors and military. For more information, please call 318.869.5242.

Click HERE to read coverage from the Shreveport Times.

About Centenary College of Louisiana

Centenary College is a private, four-year arts and sciences college affiliated with the United Methodist Church. Founded in 1825, it is the oldest chartered liberal arts college west of the Mississippi River and is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Centenary is one of 16 colleges and universities constituting the Associated Colleges of the South and is regularly rated as one of the top colleges in the South. In 2008 Centenary College celebrates 100 years in Shreveport and Bossier City.