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The Opelousas Little Theatre presents…

 Qui Nguyen's

She Kills Monsters

 Filled with action, hilarity, and memorable characters, She Kills Monsters tells the story of Agnes Evans as she deals with the death of her little sister, Tilly, and gets to know her through the role-playing game of Dungeons and Dragons.


Directed by Walter Duncan McBride, assisted by Claire Vidrine, and choreographed by Shayna F. Broussard of The Performing Arts Theatre of the South, She Kills Monsters features OLT veterans, as well as some new faces.


The show will open on April 20 @7 PM, and run for three weeks.

Dates are as follows:

April 20, 21, 22, 27, 28, 29 @7 PM

May 3, 4, 5 @ 7 PM

April 23 & 30 @ 2 PM


Tickets are available now at Sebastien-Dupre Fine Jewelry (822 South Main Street, Opelousas, LA, 337-948-4367) or at the door on the day of the show (Opelousas Little Theatre, South City Park).


NOTE- this show is rated PG13 for combat situations and some strong language.








Executive Board

Board of Directors

Duncan McBride, President

Michael Bourgeois II, Vice President

Cindy Pitre, Secretary

Dana Reed, Treasurer

Christy Jones

Kendi Wyatt

Ray Dupre

Kelly Schexsnider

Susie Trammell

Kim Lavergne

Joy Stalnaker

The Opelousas Little Theatre's governing body is comprised of area citizens who are committed to the performing arts in Louisiana. Members of the OLT Executive Committee and the OLT Board of Directors are responsible for the day-to-day operations and physical maintenance of the theater as well as approving, planning, and producing the season’s selections at OLT. The OLT Board meets the first Monday of each month at 6:00 p.m. at the OLT building. The public is encouraged to contact OLT for more information.

Opelousas has been a center of business, government and culture for hundreds of years in south Louisiana.  In fact, the Sandoz Opera House, which was one of the few opera houses outside of New Orleans, flourished here in the 1800s.In 1939, the Opelousas Little Theatre (OLT) was formed. It is one of the oldest community theaters in Louisiana. The OLT staged its first play, The Adorable Spendthrift, in December 1940.  However, when Japanese forces attacked Pearl Harbor in December 1941, many members of the small group left home to serve their country in the war.  Consequently, the OLT temporarily disbanded and reorganized in 1946.


During these early years, members used the old Academy of the Immaculate Conception

Auditorium (today, Opelousas Catholic School) to perform.  Other performance locations were the

auditoriums at Market Street Elementary School, Opelousas Senior High School and the

St. Landry Parish Courthouse. It was not until 1959 that the group found a permanent home.

n that year, the OLT raised funds and purchased the old Episcopal Church of the Epiphany

(built in 1880).The old church was being torn down to build a larger church building. The old

 church was then moved to South City Park, where it stands today.


In 1976, the OLT fell on hard times.  The group continued to exist but shows were put on hold. However, in 1984, the OLT began staging plays again. The re-energized members began an aggressive fund-raising campaign to restore and renovate the old church into today’s OLT playhouse. Latest improvements include new curtains, a lighting board, a sound system, new carpet and a concession area.  The OLT takes pride in its long history of providing some of the best of Broadway-style productions in South Louisiana.










All seats are $10.00 each (unless otherwise stated) and are available at:


Fine Jewelry

822 South Main Street

Opelousas, LA 70570



Tickets for all performance dates are available in advance and it is recommended that you purchase your tickets in advance. Tickets are on sale approximately 3 weeks prior to show dates. Advance ticket sales on the day of the performance end at 5:00 PM and may be purchased at the door beginning at 6:00 PM. Curtain is promptly at 7:00 PM (matinee at 2:00 PM). Seating is on a first come, first serve basis.


There’s no business like show business and in Opelousas, the members of the performing arts community take this business seriously! Opelousas is home to one of the oldest running community theaters in the area.  Located in South City Park, OLT produces many productions throughout the year, from side-splitting comedies and hand-clapping musicals to edge-of-your-seat mysteries and thought-provoking dramas. The actors, actresses, directors and productions staff, which are volunteers, are from all over the United States and represent all walks of life. Whether you are a visitor to the area, a local resident or an avid theater buff, you will enjoy some of the best productions South Louisiana has to offer.





2017 Season

Showcase 2017 Opens January 19

She Kills Monsters Opens April 20

The Lion, The Witch, & The Wardrobe Opens July 13

The Rocky Horror Show Opens October 19

Don't Dress For Dinner Opens December 1


Contact Info


Phone: (337) 351-2591

P.O. Box 1961

Opelousas, LA 70571-1961




Located In South City Park

Opelousas, LA

"The Playhouse In The Park"

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What an outstanding job by Dana Reed!  The ability to corral numerous rambunctious youngsters into a wonderful cast that performed like professionals!  The shear magnitude of this undertaking was a work of art itself, but the outcome was one that will be remembered by theater goers for a long time!  Great work!  Great Performances!

-Lana Soileau

This is a production that will keep you laughing. From the cousins who marry each other to the emu farms this is a good production. Dana Reed has done a very good job. One of my favorite characters is Marva Jackson, who is portrayed by Susie Doucet. Marva is looking for love everywhere, and at the end of the play she ends up getting proposed to.

-Jacob Stout

What a side-splitting show.  One could hardly catch a breath before losing it seconds later.  Great job Chantelle, cast and crew, it was a huge undertaking, and you pulled it off flawlessly.  Your set, casting and direction were awesome.

-Dana Reed

What an awesome performance, the best was Frumasera!!!!!!!!! Need to put her on a haunted house!!!!!!

-Dana Reed

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-Travis Fontenot


Father of the Bride was a great performance. The actors/actresses were supurb and funny. I encourage everyone to go see it. Opelousas has a great thing with the OLT!

-Sadie Gobert