St. Anthony’s Gardens, A Senior Living Ministry of the Archdiocese of New Orleans, hosted the grand opening of its Trinity Theater with its first live performance on Saturday evening, April 22, at 601 Holy Trinity Drive in Covington, La. The event was free, but $1,200 in donations were collected from the 96 attendees to benefit the Louisiana chapter of the Alzheimer’s association.
Dinner began at 5 p.m. and included Texas-style cuisine, prepared by the community’s executive chef. The live performance followed at 7 p.m., featuring the comedic play, Greater Tuna, written by Joe Sears, Jaston Williams and Ed Howard. The performance was brought to St. Anthony’s Gardens by Swamplight Theatre—a revival of the 1984 award-winning SLU collegiate production and original cast Kendel D. Smith and Richard Beaugh.
“We were so excited to have the greater community join us in our Trinity Theater,” said Corey Leftwich, Executive Director. “It was a wonderful evening and the first in a series of live performances we’ll host to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association. This play was a delight—directed by our own Director of Marketing and Sales, Kit Friedrichs-Baumann.”
“From theatrical performances like this one to concerts and dance productions, we just know our residents will enjoy our new Trinity Theater,” says Friedrichs-Baumann. “But it’s just one of the many benefits our residents enjoy at St. Anthony’s Gardens. Our beautiful all-new retirement community offers private residences for independent living, assisted living and memory care, plus so many community services, amenities and social opportunities—all in an environment rooted in Catholic principles and tradition.”
Located next to Most Holy Trinity Church in Covington, St. Anthony’s Gardens offers 213 residences, consisting of 120 apartments for independent living in one-bedroom and two-bedroom floor plans, 57 apartments for assisted living with floor plans ranging in size from one and two bedrooms to studios and 36 private suites for memory care.