George Prejean at Liberty

The “Rendez-vous des Cajuns” Cajun Music Radio & TV show Saturday at the Liberty Center at 6 p.m. will have a performance by George Prejean & Cajun Redemption.
Admission is $5. Show starts at 6 p.m. The Liberty opens at 4 p.m.
Starting at 10 a.m. at the Jean Lafitte, children can participate in arts and crafts, all free of charge.
Every Saturday: Savoy Music Center Jam Session from 9 a.m. to noon, information: 457-9563.

Fun when Dorothy meets Alice. “Dorothy Meets Alice” beginning Wednesday night at the Eunice Player’s Theatre and will do so through July 17. The special production is entertainment for children and adults alike. Seen in this snap during rehearsals are, kneeling, Kristi Burleigh, and Audrey Bell; middle row, Michael Sibille, Natalie Sibille, Taylor LaCalle and Gracie Feucht; and standing Duncan McBride and Bradley Credeur. The play combines characters from The Wizard of Oz and Alice in Wonderland.

St. Mathilda Summer Enrichment program. St. Mathilda Church is hosting its annual Summer Enrichment program each day from 8:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. until July 17. The program offers children’s kindergarten through sixth grade ages, a fun time of songs, arts, sewing and other children’s activities. Cheyenne Papillion, 12, gets ready to sew a pillow. Her instructor is Deidre McClinton.

Eunice High pitcher Jori LeJeune was selected as the 2009 St. Landry Parish MVP.

Tiny One at Story Time. Paiton Doucet, 1, and mom, Aimee Doucet, enjoy Story Time at the library.

From The Eunice News files

From the July 2009 files of The Eunice News.
Oilers rally past Rayne for Legion win. Eunice Oiler pitcher Beau Leger goes through his wind-up.
LA Heat pitcher Brooke Fontenot concentrates as she releases the ball.
Building just one change at St. Ed’s. Workers unload steel destined for the frame of the new classroom-gymnasium building at St. Edmund School. Skip Converse Construction of Pineville is the general contractor on the multi-million dollar expansion targeted for completion in late fall of this year.

Designing a Martian spaceship are Isaac Guillory, left, and Keith “K.J.” Reed during StoryTime hour Wednesday.

Crafters at StoryTime hour

A Martian spaceship, using a small cut out cardboard with a hole in the middle, a plastic colorful egg, and stick-on sticker, will be completed soon by Reighlan Gay, left, and Khloe Gay.

StoryTime hour at the Jean Lafitte Center

Holly Gaspard read a storybook, “The Way Back Home,” by Oliver Jeffers during StoryTime hour Wednesday. StoryTime hour was held inside the Jean Lafitte Center due to air conditioning/electrical problems at the library. Children had the opportunity to craft their own Martian space ship. Door prizes of plush rockets were given away, and each child left with a snack. (Photos by Myra Miller)

ALL IN THE FAMILY - (from left to right) Husband and wife Melanie and Robert Soileau of Ville Platte, daughter and mother Taylor LaCalle of Lafayette and Angie Taylor McBride of Lawtell, and husband and wife Missy and Steve Benoit of Lawtell are all performing in the summer musical 'Godspell' at the Eunice Players’ Theatre. (Photo by Darrel LeJeune)

LAWTELL COUPLE - Steve and Missy Benoit of Lawtell are appearing together in the Eunice Players' Theatre's production of 'Godspell' this summer. Both are Godspell veterans with Steve playing guitar in three previous 'Godspell' shows. (Photo by Darrel LeJeune)

MOTHER-DAUGHTER TEAM - Angie McBride, left, and her daughter Taylor LaCalle are appearing onstage together for the tenth time in this summer's EPT production of 'Godspell.' Angie is directing the show and is also a cast member alongside her daughter. The mother was onstage in the 1994 'Godspell' show at EPT. The daughter was in the Opelousas show in 2014. (Photo by Darrel LeJeune)

VILLE PLATTE COUPLE - Robert and Melanie Soileau of Ville Platte are appearing in 'Godspell,' the summer musical at the Eunice Players' Theatre. This marks Melanie's third 'Godspell' show with a 1994 EPT production and a 2014 OLT production under her belt.

Families that 'do plays' together, stay together

Most have heard the maxim “Families that pray together, stay together.” For some, prayer is more than just is action. For theatre folk, the maxim might better be stated, “Families that 'do plays' together, stay together.” That certainly is the truth for three local families that have spent much of their family time performing onstage and working backstage in community theatre productions.


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