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Sunday MARCH 31 7:30 - 9 PM—Theater Le Petit Théâtre du Vieux Carré presents BABY DOLL For full description and ticket information, see page 12 8 - 9:30 PM—Theater The Tennessee Williams Theatre Company of New Orleans presents SUDDENLY LAST SUMMER BY TENNESSEE WILLIAMS For full description and ticket information, see page 13 9 - 10:15 PM—Music Event LULU WHITE: THE QUEEN OF STORYVILLE New Orleans singer and entertainer Anais St. John brings her latest cabaret show to the Festival: the story of Lulu White, brothel madam and shrewd entrepreneur, who reigned over New Orleans’ red light district, Storyville, in the early 1900s. Anais brings to life the sultry story of this infamous madam through popular song and spoken word. This Jonathan Mares Productions event was created by and stars Anais St. John, with musical direction by Harry Mayronne; written by Denise Altobello. George and Joyce Wein Jazz and Heritage Center, $30 or VIP Pass SUNDAY, MARCH 31 9 AM - 3 PM Box Office (Queen Anne B) and Book Fair (Queen Anne A) at the Hotel Monteleone. 10 - 11:15 AM—Literary Discussion THE SOUTH AS WE SEE IT WITH JULIA REED AND ROY BLOUNT, JR. We never run out of Southern storytellers, thank goodness! John Pope, author of Getting Off at Elysian Fields: Obituaries from the New Orleans Times-Picayune, moderates a discussion with two of the greats: Julia Reed, whose most recent book is South Toward Home: Adventures and Misadventures in My Native Land, and Roy Blount, Jr., whose most recent book is Save Room for Pie: Food Songs and Chewy Ruminations, both columnists for Garden & Gun magazine. Hotel Monteleone, Queen Anne Ballroom, $10 or Literary Discussion, Combo, or VIP Pass 10 - 11:15 AM—Literary Discussion WHEN HISTORY LENDS ITSELF TO FICTION Why do we love historical fiction? Is it the rich atmosphere of bygone days, the thrill of discovering unknown stories, the way we are transported to other places, other times? These four novelists tell us how they work: Hannah Pittard, who explores the impact of a horrific plane crash on the city of Atlanta; Jon Michael Varese, who takes us back to the days of the American spiritualist movement and the challenges of post-Civil War America; Blanche McCrary Boyd, who describes the late-20 th century American race war; and Kristien Hemmerechts, who writes of a serial killer’s crimes in 1990s Belgium. Moderated by Kent Wascom. Hotel Monteleone, Royal Ballroom, $10 or Literary Discussion, Combo, or VIP Pass 10 - 11:15 AM—Special Event POPPY TOOKER AT DICKIE BRENNAN’S BOURBON HOUSE Join Poppy Tooker for a spirited discussion of Sicilian Creole life in New Orleans, uncovered during the writing of her recent book, the Pascal’s Manale Cookbook. Manale’s, the second oldest continuously operated family-owned restaurant in New Orleans, is also the place BBQ Shrimp were invented. Since the 1950s, this iconic New Orleans dish has been served in various forms all over the city. The Bourbon House will offer a tasting of their version as the dish’s evolution is explored. Sponsored by Pelican Publishing. Dickie Brennan’s Bourbon House, $15 or VIP Pass 10 AM - 12 PM—Walking Tour TENNESSEE WILLIAMS LITERARY WALKING TOUR CREATED BY DR. KENNETH HOLDITCH For full description, see page 10 MARCH 27-31, 2019 23