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Live theater and comedy in New Orleans this week (July 19-25, 2016) 

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Requiem for Black Lives: A Comedy Benefit Show
Wed. July 20 | Kamari Stevens hosts a comedy show featuring New Orleans comics Jon Reaux, Kaitlin Marone, DC Paul and others to benefit Campaign Zero, a platform for reducing police violence and ensuring accountability. New Orleans Independent Police Monitor Susan Hutson also will participate in a Q&A. At 8:30 p.m. at Bar Redux.

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The Rose Tattoo
Fri.-Sun. July 22-August 7 | The Tennessee Williams Theatre Company of New Orleans opens its second season with the playwright's tale of a Sicilian woman living in the South who confronts infidelity, loss and new hope. At 8 p.m. at Dillard University's Samuel Dubois Cook Performing Arts Center.

The Illusion
Sat.-Sun. July 23-Aug. 6 | In Tony Kushner's (Angels in America) adaptation of Pierre Corneille's L'Illusion Comique, a man enlists the help of a sorcerer to learn what happened to his son and is shocked by what he finds. At 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Tulane University's Lupin Theater.

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