Louisiana Voices of Women

Upcoming Performances


by Michelle Kholos Brooks & Kelly Younger

Starring: Aileen Hendricks and Dave Besse

Directed by Aileen Hendricks and Robert J. Wilson


Running April 7th - 9th in the Studio at Theatre Baton Rouge


Peg and Irv are two quirky but endearing baby-boomers who bravely venture into the world of modern dating. But when these opposites attract, they discover love isn’t any easier the second time around.


“A disarming comedy that lets us laugh about growing older while addressing the very real hardships and heartaches that come when one spouse from a life-long marriage is suddenly left alone … the banter in this play is both hilarious and startlingly honest. It just rings true in ways that can be surprising and shocking, but always satisfying” ~


“…a rich story about love at any age” ~


“… an involved and skillful piece of writing” ~ Indiana Public Media


“Bouts of riotous laughter … it’s hard to imagine a better show” ~ Herald-Times


Dave Besse has been active in the Baton Rouge community theater for over fifteen years. His Theater Baton Rouge credits include Glengarry Glen Ross, The Seafarer, Visiting Mr. Green, and House for Sale in the Studio Theatre.  He has appeared on the main stage in Inherit the Wind, 1776, Wit, and My Three Angels.  At Baker Little Theater he was featured in Dancing at Lughnasa, The Diviners, Picnic, Come Blow Your Horn, Squabbles, and Catfish Moon.  He was in the Ascension Community Theatre productions of To Kill A Mockingbird, and productions for the Baton Rouge Irish American Club, including Chapatti, The Weir, Molly Sweeny, and Lafferty’s Wake.

He is retired from careers in broadcasting and accounting.

Dave thanks his wife Suzzane for her years of support and understanding.


Aileen Hendricks (Performance Director & Artistic Director of La VOW Theatre Company, Incorporated August 30, 2013 J as a non-profit 501 c3). She has more than 50 years experience in amateur, professional, community and educational theatre.

She recently retired (December 14, 2013) from Southern

University as a full professor of Speech and Theatre aflter 23 years of service. She has written plays; published scholarly articles; and won awards from community, professional, educational and artistic organizations. One of the first women to graduate from Texas A&M University in 1971

(1974 Masters), she earned her doctorate in theatre from LSU in 1988. She is married to Donald Luke Couvillion and the proud mother of August W. Wenck, Robert W. Wenck Jr. andl Yolanda Prevost-Robinson.


Show Dates and Times: Friday April 7 at 7:30 pm, Saturday April 8 at 7:30 pm & Sunday April 9 at 2:30.



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Recent Performances

"the things you least expect"

by joan vail thorne

directed by aileen hendricks

LA VOW THEATRE COMPANY presents Joan Vail Thorne’s provocative and amusing play THE THINGS YOU LEAST EXPECT on November 18 & 19 (7:30 p.m.) and 20 (2:30 p.m.) at Theatre Baton Rouge Studio, 7155 florida blvd. baton Rouge, La 70806.


In her late sixties, Clare Gardiner gets a second chance to follow her dreams of long ago to travel and pursue art.  The play raises many questions about age, love and self fulfillment in life.  Clare defies one of the most powerful taboos in our society when she and a much younger man, Sam, fall in love.  She runs off to Italy, leaving her older sister Myra and daughter Caroline to worry and wonder about her escapades. Her adventures lead to a surprising ending.

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