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Theatre and Dance in NOLA 4/20-4/24

Dance For Social Change 2019: Reclaiming Our Home Dancing Grounds will host the 5th annual Dance for Social Change Festival in March 2019. The event is designed and led by their teenage dance company, DG Uprising. Events from March 18-31. FREE Block Party March 23.

BARBECUE by Robert O'Hara A F#@%ked Up Family Comedy. The O'Mallery siblings (portrayed as parallel black and white families) as they set up a barbecue-cum-intervention for their youngest (and wildest) sibling.Presented by the Radical Buffoons March 21- April 6 at the Fortress of Lushington $15-$30

A RAISIN IN THE SUN by Lorraine Hansberry. This drama, which is set on the Southside of Chicago in the mid to late 1950s, epitomizes the pursuit of the American dream by those of the working class, the underserved and the disenfranchised.

BOOK OF SAINTS The Marigny Opera Ballet Teresa Fellion's two-act ballet is an illumination of the lives of three beloved saints: Teresa of Avila, Sebastian Martyr and Francis of Assisi. The original score for orchestra and chorus by New Orleans-based composer Tucker Fuller. Running March 21-24. $32-$45

LOOPED by Matthew Lombardo. Based on a real event, "Looped" takes place in the summer of 1965, when an inebriated Tallulah Bankhead needed eight hours to redub - or loop - one line of dialogue for her last movie, Die! Die! My Darling!! Running every Thursday in February and March at Mags 940. $15

BABY DOLL by Tennessee Williams presented by Le Petit Theatre. Set in the sweltering summer heat of 1950s Mississippi, this dark comedy is a game of cat and mouse that explores the desires, desperation, and prejudices of two rival cotton gin owners and their attempts to seduce a young bride called Baby Doll after a suspected act of arson. March 15-31. $15-$55

The Maya in Me is a one-woman theatrical production, accentuated by live music and dance, written and performed by Tameka Bob. Tameka tells the transparent and timely personal story of love, laughter, hardship, and resilience. Running March 22-24. Southern Rep. $25