‘Be a New Orleanian’ kicks off Theatre at St. Claude season _lowres

Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD -- Jim Fitzmorris, photographed Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015, at the Theater at St. Claude in New Orleans.

The Theatre at St. Claude, 2240 St. Claude Ave., will reprise the popular “Be a New Orleanian: A Swearing in Ceremony (presented by Dirty Coast)” to kick off its 2016 spring-summer season of “new works, challenging plays and alternative programming.”

“Be a New Orleanian,” by theater owner and playwright Jim Fitzmorris, runs from Feb. 12 to Feb. 29.

Other highlights of the season are:

“Irish Voices” including Samuel Beckett’s “Not I” (Thursday through Saturday, from March 10-19.) Works of W.B.Yeats are also included in monologues featuring Kathleen McManus, Margeaux Fanning and Blaise Lanigan.

“Sideshow and Tell” (May 13-15). Featuring Coney Island veterans Donny Vomit and Frankie Sin.

“Would Jesus Thank God It’s Friday” by Paul Oswell (May 27-29).

“Barker’s Edge of Town” by Bradley Warshauer and “The New Wave” by Stephanie Garrison Warshauer (June 10-19.)

“The Killing of a Lesbian Bookie” by Jim Fitzmorris (June 23-July 9.)

“Halloween in July” (July 14-16). Pandora Gastelum and Fitzmorris ask the question, “Is There A Good Movie Buried Inside Halloween III?”

“Niagara Falls” by Justin Maxwell (July 21-Aug. 6). Maxwell (“An Outopia for Pigeons”) takes us down a waterfall of language with this world premiere.

“On the Verge” by Eric Overmyer (Aug. 11-27).

The theater also will present Southern Rep’s 6x6, 3x3, and Pat Bourgeois’ “Debauchery.”

For information and reservations, call (504) 638-6326.