Iberia Performing Arts League has an interesting history in an area with an amazing
history. The organization took shape after a group of theater lovers, energized by
a theatrical production put on by the Iberia Senior Olympics, joined forces with
About The Essanee
Built in 1937 the Essanee theater was state-of -the-art at the time of its original
opening. The plans were drawn by noted architect Owen Southwell and designed to be
"one of the finest and most beautiful picture houses to be found in any city New
Iberia's size in the country."