New Stage performance begins April 9


New Stage Theatre presents Chicken & Biscuits by Douglas Lyons April 9 – 21! Directed by Xerron Mingo, Chicken & Biscuits is a feel-good comedy centered around the complex dynamics of a modern family that comes together to honor the passing of the family patriarch. Chicken & Biscuitsis sure to be a laugh-out-loud hit! Curtain times and dates for performances are April 9 – 12, 16, 18 - 20 at 7:00 p.m. and April 14 and 21 at 2:00 p.m. Ticket prices are $40.00 with discounts available for students, senior citizens, military, and groups. Tickets can be purchased at the box office, charged by phone by calling the theatre at (601) 948-3533, or ordered online at This production is sponsored by the Meyer and Genevieve Falk Endowment Fund and the Mississippi Arts Commission. Security is provided and patrols during performances.  Recommended for ages 13+.

Funerals bring out the tastiest of secrets.....

Rival sisters, Baneatta and Beverly, are trying to bury their father without killing each other first. When a family secret is revealed at the church altar, decorum flies out the stained glass window! With fast-paced jokes that will have audiences rolling in the aisles—and Grandpa turning over in his grave—this dysfunctional family comedy is even more satisfying than its namesake. Chicken & Biscuits is a laugh-out-loud celebration of Black joy, love, and laughter!

Director Xerron Mingo says, “Over the past couple of years, the world has gone through a tremendous amount of anxiety and stress. People had to choose who needed to stay a part of their circle, and some people didn’t make the cut. We are heading out of that era and starting the healing process and Chicken & Biscuits speaks exactly to that power! This story is about rebuilding relationships, juicy family secrets, tons of laughter, and most importantly, family. Chicken & Biscuits will be a very small glimpse into the black family funeral experience. These eight characters are so strongly written, and they each want to be seen and heard by their own family, all while giving the audience a chance to laugh out loud. I hope the audience leaves with exactly that -- a smile and a chance to see themselves in any one of these characters.”