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DAILY SCHEDULE 33rd Annual Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival WEDNESDAY, MARCH 27 2 - 4 PM—Walking Tour COCKTAIL TOUR WITH ELIZABETH PEARCE Experience the French Quarter’s most famous landmarks while you hear about the people who gave the city its rich character and sip on the drinks that carry their stories. Notable stops along the way include the Pharmacy Museum, Jackson Square, St. Louis Cathedral, and the Port of New Orleans. This tour does not stop at any bars; however, the price includes several cocktails and punches, so you will never have to pull out your wallet to buy a drink! Drinks include St. Charles Hotel Punch, Sazerac, Hurricane, and Praline Liqueur. Two hours long. Tour available at 2 PM Wednesday and Thursday. Tour begins at Vacherie, 827 Toulouse Street. $50 or VIP Pass. 7:30 - 9:30 PM—Theater Southern Rep Theatre presents WORLD PREMIERE OF AZUL BY NEW ORLEANS NATIVE CHRISTINA QUINTANA Presented in partnership with Saints + Sinners Literary Festival, a project of the Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival At age nine, Yadra left Castro’s Cuba. Now, as Alzheimer’s sets in, her mind returns to that time and place, bringing family secrets to light. Spanning two countries and three generations, playwright Christina Quintana’s evocative new play fuses music and memory to ask: what is the true language of love? Tickets available at www.southernrep.com Southern Rep Theatre 4:30 - 6:30 PM--Special Event A SPARKLING WELCOME: HAPPY HOUR AT EFFERVESCENCE BUBBLES & BITES Enjoy a sparkling welcome at Effervescence with a complimentary glass of bubbles and light snacks. Located just steps away from the George and Joyce Wein Center on Rampart Street. All week, Effervescence will feature their “Stella Gin Fizz,” a sparkling take on Mr. Williams’ cocktail of choice.  What better way to dive into one of America’s three cities than with a full glass? Complimentary glass of bubbles with festival ticket, $10 gin fizz for festival goers. Effervescence, 1036 N. Rampart Street 7 - 10 PM—Opening Night Event A CONFEDERACY OF DUNCES: OFF THE PAGE ONTO THE STAGE A Theatrical Adaptation from the Pulitzer Prize novel by John Kennedy Toole The characters from the novel spring to vibrant life in this production, complete with projections, music and costumes. Adapted by Dr. Kenneth Holditch with additional material written by Francine Segal. Follow the misadventures of the eccentric Ignatius J. Reilly, played by Charlie Talbert. Directed by Francine Segal, the cast includes Kate Adair, Tracey Collins, Edward R. Cox, Kyle Daigrepont, Zeb Hollins III, Vatican Lokey, Marie Lovejoy, Jo-Ann Testa, Francine Segal, and Brenda Currin as Thelma Toole. This opening night event includes a 1960’s Party at 7 PM. Guests are invited to dress in early 1960s fashion for Best Costume Award. The show starts at 8 PM, followed by a dynamic interview with Dr. Kenneth Holditch, who is being honored. Additional performances Saturday, March 30 at 3 PM and 6:30 PM, $30 or VIP Pass. George and Joyce Wein Jazz and Heritage Center, $50 or VIP Pass Photo by Ride Hamiliton MARCH 27-31, 2019 9