Mardi Gras 2013
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Original cast members from playwright Harold Ellis Clark’s award-winning Fishers of Men perform a staged reading of the play, Friday, December 6th at the historic LePetit Theatre du Vieux Carre, 616 Saint Peter Street, at 7p
Set six months after the 2010 BP Oil Spill, the play surrounds Bishop James Perriloux, an ex-con and controversial pastor of a nondenominational mega-church in New Orleans, who sends men from his congregation into the city’s streets late at night to rescue lost souls. Two potential converts threaten to wreck the foundation of Perriloux’s ministry and place the characters’ lives in danger. The Times-Picayune said, “Fishers of Men poses vital questions of seeking redemption and justice in a crime-ridden community...questions go compellingly unanswered by the edge-of-your-seat ending of the play, leaving the audience to carry them out to a community in need.”
The reading comes via an invitation from the annual Words & Music Conference coordinated by the Pirate’s Alley Faulkner Society, whose 2013 theme is Faith and the Search for Meaning as Inspiration for the Arts. The reading is free for conference attendees. Tickets for the general public are $15 (cash preferred). For details visit www.wordsandmusic.org.
12 Good Luck Charms You Might Already Have In Your House
Cinnamon Sticks – According to some, keeping a stick of cinnamon in your purse or wallet will bring you a steady income, or at least make your credit cards smell nice.
Lentils – Lentils are also said to be a financial good luck charm, and are often eaten as the first meal of the New Year in Brazil for that purpose.
Gold Fish - A goldfish kept in an aquarium in your house brings “positivity” and good luck. If you want to get really crazy, you can follow this suggestion: “Normally 8 gold fishes are kept with one black fish to remove bad luck.”
Three Keys – Wearing three keys together is said to be good luck as one unlocks the door to health, wealth, and love, respectively, but also hopefully your building door, your apartment door, and your car.
Acorns – The acorn is supposed to be lucky in the following departments: preserved youth, attraction of the opposite sex (so, limited audience), and general prosperity.
Spiders – …they DO make me want to peel my skin off.
Alfalfa Spice – The alfalfa spice (not to be confused with alfalfa sprouts, though I can’t see how trying those would hurt) is said to be good luck in “business, gambling and personal finances.”
A redhead – Rubbing the head of a person with red hair is said to be good luck, but redheads themselves are also said to be terrible luck on certain specific occasions, like “meet[ing] a redhead on the first morning in May.”
White Socks – White socks might not seem especially meaningful, but they’re One Direction member Niall Horan’s good luck charm, and he seems to be doing okay.
Money tree – A money plant (note: not this kind) is supposed to bring wealth to the house, just not as directly as you’d imagine/hope.
Bezoar – OK so you might not already have this item (which is a ball of undigested hair and food fiber from “the gut of an animal”) in your house already, and if so, ew? But if you can get one, it’s lucky, and if you’re Ron Weasley, it might save you someday
Raccoon penis bone – Again, you might not have this on hand. I don’t know what your house is like. The animal penis bone in general is called a baculum, but you’ll need the baculum of a raccoon if you want your penis bone to count for anything. It’ll bring you good luck and fertility.