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This happy-go-lucky view of small-town vice and statewide political side-stepping recounts the good times and the demise of the Chicken Ranch, known since the 1850s as one of the better pleasure palaces in all of Texas. Governors, senators, mayors, and even victorious college football teams frequent Miss Mona’s cozy bordello, until that Puritan watchdog Melvin P. Thorpe focuses his television cameras and his righteous indignation on the institution. Sheriff Ed Earl Dodd must contend between doing his official duty as a lawkeeper and doing what is right, while keeping his relationship with Miss Mona under wraps. Secrets! Scandals! Hypocrisy! Did you know that Texas has a whorehouse in it?! *Gasp*

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Our Community

MATILDA the Musical (2023)


The mission of ACT is to enrich the cultural environment and quality of life in Ascension Parish and the surrounding area by presenting theatrical stage productions that: 1) educate, challenge and entertain audiences;  2) provide opportunities for citizens to share and develop performance, stage craft and theatrical support skills in a mutually supportive and positive environment; and 3) engender interest and develop appreciation for theatre arts and crafts by a diverse population through participation as audience members, performers, technicians, craftsmen, and volunteers.


Linwood Holdridge Scholarship Award

ACT proudly presented Taylor Meng with the first scholarship in remembrance of Linwood Holdridge. 

Pictured(Left to Right):

Bottom Row: Joy Holdridge, Taylor Meng, & Jill Holdridge

Top Row: Dustin Delaune, Tabby Armstrong, Penny Diez, Mattie Olson, Jamie Andrews, & Dirk Schexnaydre 


It’s a great place to come together and create something!

- Shawn Frederic

Great community theatre using local folks having a good time.

Anne Woods

Hidden gem. Great group of people who put on great productions. Construction updates recently. A little chilly,  so bring a jacket.

Karen Frank

Best community theater in the area.

Amy Alexander

So much fun to watch local talent perform a wide variety of plays during the year. Season tickets and individual tickets sold. Consider becoming a patron of this Gonzales gem.

- Carla Hebert


A REAL community theatre!

Phyllis Horridge


ACT Board of Directors (2023)

Ascension Community Theatre continues to grow as a viable arts opportunity in the Ascension/ Baton Rouge area. Located in Gonzales, Louisiana, Ascension Parish's only nonprofit theatre company affirms the traditions of family and home-grown talent while educating, challenging and entertaining the community at large, one show at a time. ACT is run by an all volunteer based Board of Directors dedicated to continuing to produce quality theatre for everyone! 

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