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Performing Arts


Pretty Ugly Before Pretty, Pretty

Saturday, October 26, 2013 | 08:00pm


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Pretty Ugly Before Pretty, Pretty  

Top:  L to R, Big Chief Brian Harrison Nelson, Big Queen Cherice Harrison Nelson.  Bottom: Alfred Aubry, Harold X. Evans, Jamilah Peters-Muhammad (Photo: Peter Nakhid)

featuring traditional and original chants & Mardi Gras Indian regalia  

Friday, October 25 and

 Saturday, October 26, 2013


 8:00 pm


Ashé Cultural Arts Center 

1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., 70113  



Ashé Cultural Arts Center, in partnership with The Guardians of the Flame Cultural Arts Society presents the original Mardi Gras Indian theatrical production, Pretty Ugly, Before Pretty, Pretty. The event takes place on Friday and Saturday, October 25 and 26, 2013 at Ashé Cultural Arts Center, New Orleans.

The play centers on the inherent drama, ritual, and protocol that occur in the days leading up to the ceremonial Mardi Gras morning debut of the group. The cast includes real-life members of the Guardians of the Flame, local theater veterans Harold X. Evans and Alfred Aubry, musiciansLuther Gray, Wild Man Quintrell Johnson, and Big Chief Donald Claude, Srof the 7th Ward Warriorsand Jamilah Peters-Muhammad.  

Pretty Ugly Before Pretty, Pretty is loosely based on real life experiences of some of the cast members. Writers for the production include cast members and spoken word artists Gian Smith and Frederick "Hollywood" Delahoussaye." It was conceived by Big Chief Brian Harrison Nelson and directed by John Grimsley. This exciting production will feature traditional and original chants, as sell as members of the Guardians of the Flame in full Mardi Gras Indian regalia.

Call (504) 214-6630.  


Location 1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd, New Orleans, 70118

Contact Call (504) 214-6630


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