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Goat in the Road and The Historic BK House & Gardens present a new immersive play set in the BK House.
The Family Line
Oct. 21 - Dec. 18
Wednesdays & Thursdays at 7:30 pm
Fridays at 6:00 pm & 8:00 pm
Sundays at 2:30 pm
At BK House (1113 Chartres St.)
Tickets are $40
Frequently Asked Questions
The show is an immersive, original performance inspired by the history of the house and the 1892 General Strike, a successful interracial organizing event that shut down the city for days before winning workers’ historic rights.
During the show, audience members will be able to explore the historic property, following the characters and storylines they choose. The production will take place in the historic courtyard and surrounding buildings, making it accessible to all. More show info here.
The Family Line was created by the ensemble and producing team.
The producing team is Owen Ever, Shannon Flaherty, Helen Jaksch, Chris Kaminstein, April Louise, and Richon May.
Ensemble (bolded are current performers): Joel Derby, Ian Hoch, Dylan Hunter, Jordan Joseph, Grace Kennedy, April Louise, Alexandria Miles, Keyara Milliner, KC Simms, Lisa Moraschi Shattuck, and Constance Thompson.
Directed by Chris Kaminstein and Richon May
Production managed by Shannon Flaherty
Stage management by Pamela Roberts, Kit Sternberger, and Grace Graugnard
Dramaturgy by Helen Jaksch
Set by Cassandra Erb
Costumes by Ellen Bull
Lights by Mandi Wood
Set Decoration by Angeli Earley
Hair and stitching by Erin Routh
The Historic BK House & Gardens is a National Historic Landmark built in 1826 and restored to its present condition by renowned author Frances Parkinson Keyes beginning in 1948. An outstanding example of the raised cottage, it was designed by François Correjolles, who incorporated both Creole and American features in a well-detailed residence that remains largely in original condition. As the only example of its type open to the public, the museum offers a unique educational experience to visitors and furthers the understanding of New Orleans history.
The Family Line is made possible by funding from the New Orleans Theatre Association, as well as a BOLD Ventures grant, a Helen Gurley Brown Foundation initiative, by the New Orleans Tourism and Cultural Fund, and funding from the National Endowment for the Arts. It is supported by a Community Partnership Grant from the Jazz & Heritage Foundation, the Harper Family Foundation, the McIlhenny Foundation, and the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities, as well as by a grant from the Louisiana Division of the Arts, Office of Cultural Development, Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism, in cooperation with the Louisiana State Arts Council, as administered by the Arts Council of New Orleans.
Saturday, December 10, 2022
Join us at The Historic BK House & Gardens on Saturday, December 10 for our annual Holiday Tea party!
Kids and guardians are welcomed to attend the party filled with snacks and fun activities ranging from storytelling, holiday crafts, and a visit from a surprise guest!
Kids can bring their favorite doll to show off as well!
Space is limited! Tickets are required for each adult and child attending. Children 2 years old and younger may attend for free, no ticket required.
Sunday, December 11, 2022
Celebrate the holidays with A Very Merry Pops Concert featuring Anaïs St. John and Harry Mayronne!
They'll rock the holidays with Christmas favorites such as 'Santa Baby,' 'Joy to the World,' and 'Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree'!
Doors are at 5:30pm with the performance starting at 6pm.
This is a Bring Your Own Beverage event! We suggest bringing extra cups and bottle openers with you.
About Anaïs and Harry:
Together Anaïs and Harry have been featured at the New Orleans Jazz Fest, French Quarter Fest, and the New Orleans Jazz Museum, as well as venues in New Orleans and NYC. Elegant and seductive, Anaïs, originally trained in opera, has appeared at Jazz Ascona in Switzerland and the Umbria Jazz Fest in Italy. Harry has appeared in clubs in NYC, Berlin, and at the Greenbrier in White Sulphur Springs, WV.
Tuesday, December 13, 2022
Join us in welcoming Michael Harold and Quinn Peeper to BK House for a presentation of their upcoming book, "Classical Shindig: Amateur Artistry"!
In 2018, Michael Harold and Quinn Peeper made orchestral debuts with the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra. It took two years to learn the pieces but the concert was a smashing success both for pianists and audience. The concert raised money for a non-profit, The English Speaking Union, of which Quinn is chairman. Michael and Quinn threw a party at their home for out of town guests and the event was published in Adore Magazine. The photographs of the garden and the interiors of their 1860s uptown home inspired the two (A physician and a lawyer) to create a book related not only to their music pursuits but also to entertaining at home. Their book, “Classical Shindig, Amateur Artistry” will come out in the spring of 2023.
About Michael and Quinn:
Michael Harold, a lawyer and native of New Orleans, is the owner of YSR Search LLC specializing in the placement of lawyers throughout the Gulf South. He earned a degree in Spanish from the University of the South, Sewanee Tennessee and a J.D. from Louisiana State University law school. After a junior year abroad in Valencia, Spain, Michael began studying French and continues taking classes. He began studying the piano at the age of eight and in 1979 played a Haydn piano concerto with a local community orchestra in New Orleans. He is an avid reader and since 1994 has enjoyed membership in a beloved monthly bookclub which satiates his love of serving food to friends, discussing novels, and entertaining at home. He serves on the boards of numerous organizations focusing on Spanish and French culture/education as well as classical music. Michael has contributed articles for local and national magazines including Local Palate published in Charleston, SC. He continues to study languages and piano music with local and national professors.
Born in Osceola, Arkansas and reared there and in Memphis,Tennessee, Quinn Peeper practices obstetrics and gynecology at Touro Infirmary, New Orleans where he also researches postpartum depression. He graduated valedictorian of The Auburndale School. After finishing Washington and Lee University (B.S.), he attended University College, Oxford (B.A., M.A), and then entered Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons (M.D.). In 2015, Dr. Peeper graduated the Raymond J. Harbert College of Business, Auburn University. (M.B.A.) During high school Quinn studied piano at Southwestern at Memphis (now Rhodes College) under Dr. Charles Mosby. During residency training in New York, he studied with David Bradshaw and won a competition at the Instituto Musicale Nicola Vaccai in Italy. His Carnegie Hall debut (Weill Recital Hall) was in 1997. In 2004 and 2022, he played Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue with the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra (LPO). Since living in New Orleans he has studied piano with Dan Weilbaecher and Faina Lushtak at Tulane University, visiting professor, Frank Heneghan, Steven Mann at the Manhattan School of Music, and Dilyara Shiderova at Loyola. He is Chairman of The English-Speaking Union, US and a trustee of the National Trust of Scotland, US, the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Pirate’s Alley William Faulkner Society. He is His Britannic Majesty’s Honorary Consul to New Orleans.
Michael and Quinn have been playing piano duets and concertizing since 1996. To celebrate the English-Speaking Union’s centenary in 2018, they performed “Rach and Bach” with the LPO: Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto, No. 2 (Quinn) and Bach Piano Concerto, No. 5 (Michael). During the pandemic in 2020 they teamed up with The Electric Y’at Quartet for outdoor performances of piano concertos of Mozart, No.12 (Michael) and Chopin, No. 1 (Quinn) as “Mo and Cho.” In 2022, the two recorded movements of their concertos in New York and Guanajuato Mexico.