The Contemporary Arts Center (CAC) and Southern Rep announced the theater company will be in residence at the arts center for its 2012-13 season. The residency begins in November with A Christmas Carol, starring John "Spud" McConnell as Ebenezer Scrooge. Southern Rep will operate a box office at the CAC but will maintain its offices at The Shops at Canal Place, artistic director Aimee Hayes says.
Before the official season begins, Southern Rep will present two shows. In collaboration with Cripple Creek Theatre, Mondo Bizarro and the AllWays Lounge, it will present the five-act, five-hour epic The Lily's Revenge (Oct. 18-21) at the Den of Muses. (A review of its New York production is here.) Southern Rep also will present Wolves by Steve Yockey in the New Orleans Fringe Festival. Yockey's Afterlife: A Ghost Story premiered at Southern Rep in November 2010.
Southern Rep left its longtime home at The Shops at Canal Place in January when its lease expired. Its past season included a production of A Streetcar Named Desire at Michalopoulos Studio on Elysian Fields and the one-man show Shirley Valentine at the CAC in May.