Acadiana Repertory Theatre will open its new season on Feb. 16 with the premiere of Karen Saari's "Bad In Bed (A Fairy Tale)."

Performances are scheduled at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 16-17 and Feb. 22-24 and at 2 p.m. on Feb. 18 at Cite Des Arts, 109 Vine St., Lafayette.

This developmental production is directed by Steven R. Landry and features company member Allen Higginbotham, along with Catharine Arceneaux, Scott Sonnier, Chloe Abbott and Nicole Waguespack

The story begins as Charles’ third wife has just left him. As he reels from the news and the reason she gives, he spends a weekend in northern Michigan with his best friend Jack and their college friend Betsy, an up-and-coming author. Betsy, who dabbled in witchcraft years ago, reveals a secret from their college days that could be the reason for Charles’ failed relationships. With the help of Betsy’s old Finnish coven, they set out to help Charles win back his wife.

The play is billed as a "wild romantic comedy about old friends, unrequited crushes and a Scandinavian sex curse" and encompasses themes of female sexual empowerment and personal change.

Tickets are $15; $12 for seniors and students with valid I.D. To purchase tickets, call (337) 291-1122 or visit or Tickets may also be purchased at the box office, starting an hour before the performance.