For Immediate Release
Brittany Racca
(337) 365-1540
(888) 942-3742
IPAL Presents "The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas"
NEW IBERIA, La. – The Iberia Performing Arts League is proud to announce the opening of the award winning musical, "The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas."

This hootenanny of a musical is based on the legendary “Chicken Ranch,” supposedly one of the oldest continuously running brothels in the state of Texas, and is sure to bring a slice of country pie to Acadiana this spring.

Come meet Miss Mona and witness her fight with a Watchdog reporter to keep her important corner of the community open all hours “servicing” politicians, football teams and everyday farmers. Watch as the sparks fly in a media frenzy and enjoy this hilarious classic where, as Miss Mona says, “We’ve got lots of good will, and maybe one small thrill, but there’s nothing dirty goin’ on!”

The show is for mature audiences and will open on March 2, 2018 and continue through March 18 at the historic Essanee Theatre (126 Iberia St.) in downtown New Iberia. The performances are Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday matinees at 3 p.m.

Reserved seating tickets are $20 and may be purchased at Delaune’s Pharmacy, Paul’s Flower Shop and the Daily Iberian office, through, by calling (337) 364-6114 and leaving a message, or at the door.

Supported in part by a grant from the Louisiana Division of the Arts, Office of Cultural Development, Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism in cooperation with the Louisiana State Arts Council as administered by the Acadiana Center for the Performing Arts.

The Iberia Parish Convention & Visitors Bureau is the official parish marketing agency promoting New Iberia, Avery Island, Jefferson Island, Jeanerette, Loreauville and Delcambre as a destination. Marketing programs target leisure travelers, business travelers, media, entertainment industry, and the travel trade including group tour planners, meeting planners, sports planners and special event planners. The bureau operates a parish welcome center in New Iberia.
For more information on parish events and tourism assets, call the bureau at 337-365-1540 or visit