Grenadine McGunkle’s Double-Wide Christmas: December 2 – 24, 2011!


Running With Scissors returns to Hogwalla county for a musical celebration of turkey, tinsel, and trailer parks in…

A high camp holiday musical extravaganza
Fridays and Saturdays, December 2 – 24 at 7pm
One Eyed Jacks, 615 Toulouse Street

All seats: $20

Note: The Mystic Krewe of Satyricon will host the opening performance on Friday, December 2.
For tickets to that show only, please call 504 525 4498.

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Haul out the holly, the ham hocks, and the hairspray, y’all: after a two-year hiatus, Running With Scissors is moseying back to the Everlasting Arms Motor Park for another heaping helping of holiday hijinks in Grenadine McGunkle’s Double-Wide Christmas!

It’s seven o’clock on Christmas Eve, and the unofficial queen of the trailer park, Grenadine McGunkle (Dorian Rush), is running around like a chicken with her head cut off. Company’s due to arrive in less than an hour for Grenadine’s interfaith potluck barbecue, and our poor little ol’ gal hasn’t even started the green bean casserole yet!

Will Grenadine’s neighbors, Madge and Helen (Elizabeth Pearce and Jack Long), lend our heroine a hand? Did Grenadine’s cousins/step-sisters Crystal and China (Lisa Picone and Ashley Ricord) really get run out of Branson, Missouri? Why has Mrs. Finkelstein (Brian Peterson) been spending so much time down at Hooters? Has Punkin (Brad Caldwell) finally found true love? And land sakes, where is Mailman Johnny’s (Bob Edes Jr.) ex-wife shacking up? Find out this December as Running With Scissors makes a mad dash for musical merriment at One Eyed Jacks!

Grenadine McGunkle’s Double-Wide Christmas features:

Dorian Rush as Grenadine McGunkle, maven of the motor park
Elizabeth Pearce as Madge McGillicuddy, nicotine aficionado and accompanist
Lisa Picone & Ashley Ricord as Crystal & China, alleged entertainers
Bob Edes Jr. as Mailman Johnny Shoemake, who delivers the mail
Jack Long as Helen Highwater, a girl who should really know better
Brad Caldwell as Punkin, a confirmed bachelor
Brian Peterson as Gladys Finkelstein, everyone’s favorite neighbor

Grenadine McGunkle’s Double-Wide Christmas plays at 7pm on December 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, and 24 at One Eyed Jacks, 615 Toulouse Street, in the heart of New Orleans’ French Quarter. All tickets are $20 (general admission) and can be purchased by clicking here or by calling 504 606 9903.

All seats: $20

Ricky Graham Joins Running With Scissors For Two New Episodes Of THE GOLDEN GIRLS at Southern Rep!

Six shows only!
Thursday, October 20 at 8pm
Friday, October 21 at 8pm & 10pm
Saturday, October 22 at 8pm & 10pm
Sunday, October 23 at 6pm
All tickets $25

Southern Rep, 365 Canal Street, 3rd Floor, Shops at Canal Place

New Orleans legend Ricky Graham joins Running With Scissors’ own Brian Peterson, Butch Caire, Jack Long, and Dorian Rush, plus San Francisco’s acclaimed Heklina and Cookie Dough to present The Golden Girls! We’ve cracked open the vault and pulled out two classic episodes of the long-running TV show, and we’re performing them onstage as part of The City Series at Southern Rep, located on the 3rd floor of the Shops at Canal Place.

Spend an evening with us and relive the comic highs and fashion lows of the 1980s: the floral prints, the pastels, the sequins (oh, God, the sequins!). And we promise with twice the Cosby sweaters and twice the laughs.

If you saw our Golden Girls production from 2010, you know the high-camp hijinks we’ve got in store. But remember: these shows are likely to sell out early, so please order your tickets in advance!

Tickets are $25 and can be purchased by calling 504 522 6545 or visiting (Let us validate your parking ticket, and you’ll pay just $2 for four hours of parking in the Canal Place garage.)

‘New Orleans Down The Hatch’ Bellies Up To The Bar This July!

Purchase tickets now: CLICK HERE!

Opening at K-Joe’s restaurant in the French Quarter July 15, New Orleans Down the Hatch: A Cabaret in Two Cocktails celebrates the history of New Orleans through an evening of song and tasty cocktails. The show, nominated for the Big Easy Award for Best Cabaret in 2010, stars some Running With Scissors regulars, including Big Easy Theatre Person of the Year Bob Edes and New Orleans culinary historian Elizabeth Pearce. Tinkling the ivories, you’ll find the lovely and talented pianist Jim Walpole.

First opening last year at Le Chat Noir, Bob and Elizabeth take the audience through the history of New Orleans as told through two of its signature drinks: the Sazerac and the Hurricane. Audience members will enjoy each drink while hearing about the people that gave the city its distinctive character, the abundant speakeasies during Prohibition, and how a lack of whiskey during WWII led to the creation of one of New Orleans most popular drinks. Audiences are sure to be delighted by this show, which Will Coviello of the Gambit dubbed “a gleeful celebration of all things alcoholic…effortlessly entertaining.”

The show will run Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm from July 15 through July 23 at K-Joe’s, 720 St. Louis in New Orleans’ historic French Quarter. Tickets are $25 and includes a free Sazerac and Hurricane for each audience member.

Purchase tickets now: CLICK HERE!

(Note: tickets can also be purchased at the door, pending availability.)

Want more info? Check this video clip taken from a performance at Le Chat!

About the cast

A regular on New Orleans’ stages, Bob Edes is one of the Crescent City’s most sought after actors. He has been awarded multiple Big Easy Best Actor Awards and was named 2010 New Orleans Theater Person of the Year. He frequently performs with the Running With Scissors theatre company.

Elizabeth Pearce is a culinary historian, regularly giving presentations and tours showcasing New Orleans history. She directs the hearth cooking program at the Hermann-Grima + Gallier Historic Houses in the French Quarter and is a Senior Curator at the Southern Food and Beverage Museum. She is also a member of Running with Scissors theatre company.

Jim Walpole is a classically trained pianist. He has performed in and directed musical events in theatres and other venues throughout New Orleans. Since 2003, he has served as President of Guild of Le Petit Theatre de Vieux Carre, one of the oldest theatres in the United States.

Purchase tickets for “New Orleans Down the Hatch” now by clicking here!

MILDRED DEAREST: This June At Le Chat Noir!


Running With Scissors presents…
A side-splitting send-up of mommies, daughters, dirt, and dry cleaners

June 10 – 26 at Cabaret Le Chat Noir
Visit or call 504 581 5812!

Clean your rooms and scrub those floors: Running With Scissors declares war on dirt and dull evenings with a knock-down, drag-out tribute to one of Hollywood’s greatest legends in MILDRED DEAREST!

Thirty years after the hammy, glammy movie debut of Christina Crawford’s tell-all memoir, MOMMIE DEAREST, Running With Scissors brings Joan Crawford back to life in a comedy about Tinseltown’s hardest-working actress. At the ripe old age of 38, Joan is faced with a shrinking number of roles and an ego that just keeps growing. Finally, she catches a break and scores the lead in MILDRED FIERCE — a role that’s sure to win her an Academy Award. But the shimmer of Joan’s Oscar statuette soon tarnishes, and no amount of scrubbing can restore its sparkle.

Gasp in horror as Joan tries to fill the void in her life with babies and beefcake (not necessarily in that order)! Sob as she showers daughter and son with love and party dresses, only to be shunned! Will Joan manage to stay astride the bucking bronco of superstardom? Or will she end up bitter and abandoned on a beach somewhere in Southern California? Tune in this June and find out!


MILDRED DEAREST stars Brad Caldwell, Jack Long, and Lisa Picone, with Dorian Rush as Christina and Brian Peterson as Joan Crawford. Costumes are by Kent Roby, props by Liz Zibilich, video by Todd Perley, and sets by Brad Caldwell. The show was adapted by the cast from the movie MILDRED PIERCE (the 1945 original, obviously), the book and movie MOMMIE DEAREST, and a handful of well-known Hollywood flicks — with and without Miss Crawford.

MILDRED DEAREST runs Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays at 6pm, from June 10 – June 26. All performances are at Cabaret Le Chat Noir, located at 715 St. Charles Avenue, in the heart of New Orleans’ arts district. (Off-street parking is available.) Tickets are $26 Fridays and Saturdays or $21 Sundays, and can be purchased at or by calling 504 581 5812.

(NOTE: The opening performance on Friday, June 10 is hosted by the Mystic Krewe of Satyricon. For tickets to that performance only, please call 504 525 4498.)