Green, Gold & Purple Shuffle

by Andrew Vaught
March 2-30, 2007
Washington Square Park

A pointed political satire in which former Gov. Edwin Edwards – released from prison on a ‘probationary basis’ – takes on old KKK adversary David Duke in a debate as they face off for the office of Parks Commissioner of New Orleans, interrupted by homeless men who resemble state politicians from the past. The production, performed in Washington Park in the Marigny, employed the device of invisible theatre, leaving observers unsure of the realness of what they were watching. The City of New Orleans refused access to the Moon Walk adjacent Jackson Square because of the controversial subject matter.

The Cast

Charles Vaught (David Duke)
Geoff Munsterman  (Edwin Edwards)
Andrew Kingsley  (Homeless Guy / Huey Long)
Andrew Vaught (Homeless Guy / Earl Long)
Blake Baudier (Billy Ray Dukedom)
Emilie Whelan  (Duke’s Aide)
Gil Benedick  (Sleazy Guy)
Ian Hoch   (Errol)
Jolie Wailes  (Moderator)
Lindsay Garvey  (Susan Strumpet)
Megan Staab  (NY Times Reporter)
Paul Atreides (James Jones)
Rayya El Zein  (Edwards’ Aide)
Sean Mellott  (Skipper Dukedom)

The Staff

Andrew Kingsley  (Production Manager)

The production, performed in Washington Park in the Marigny, employed the device of invisible theatre.[4] The City of New Orleans refused access to the Moon Walk adjacent Jackson Square because of the controversial subject matter.