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Theater and comedy events in New Orleans this week (March 21-27, 2017) 

Sweet Bird of Youth, Varla Jean Merman Sings?, Chris Rock

Sweet Bird of Youth
Wed.-Sun. March 22-April 16 | Chance Wayne (Martin Bradford) has never realized his dream of becoming a star and serves as an escort to fading starlet Alexandra del Lago (Leslie Castay), who seeks comfort in booze and pills. Southern Rep presents Tennessee Williams' drama at 8 p.m. (3 p.m. Sundays) at Loyola University's Marquette Theatre.

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Varla Jean Merman Sings?
Fri.-Sat. March 24-25 | Varla Jean Merman previews songs from her upcoming show Bad Heroine! and sings tunes from A Little White Music, Big Black Hole and Loose Chanteuse. She's joined by Gerald Goode on piano. At 8 p.m. at Cafe Istanbul.

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Chris Rock
Sat.-Mon. March 25-27 | Nine years since his last stand-up tour and TV special, Chris Rock is working on both in his Total Blackout tour, offering his cutting takes on politics, relationships and his 2016 divorce. At 7 p.m. Saturday, 7:30 p.m. Sunday and 8 p.m. Monday at Saenger Theatre.

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  • Chris Rock @ Saenger Theatre
    1111 Canal St. http://www.saengernola.com

    • Mon., March 27, 8 p.m.
    • 1 going/interested
  • Sweet Bird of Youth @ Loyola University New Orleans, Marquette Theatre, Marquette Hall
    6363 St. Charles Ave. http://www.montage.loyno.edu

    • Thursdays-Saturdays, 8 p.m. and Sundays, 3 p.m. Continues through April 16
    • 1 going/interested
  • Close Me Out @ Hi-Ho Lounge
    2239 St. Claude Ave. http://www.hiholounge.net

    • First Saturday of every month

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