October is a busy month for NOLA theatre! We have 7 shows and many smaller events from theatre bingo to Debauchery, the soap opera staged episodic.
HERE’S A PREVIEW OF WHAT IS COMING:
By Lucas Hnath
Directed by Aimée Hayes
October 3 – October 21, 2018
A bold comedy that’s both insightful and heartfelt, A DOLL’S HOUSE, PART 2 deftly navigates an emotional obstacle course of regret, recrimination, and reconciliation. Matriarch, Nora, knocks on the door of the house she left 15 years ago, the whole family is in for a surprise. The New York Times calls it “smart, funny and totally engrossing.”
Oct 5 – Oct 14
At Cafe Istanbul
Based on a true story, “I Wrote a Song” is a musical comedy-drama that follows one Southern Baptist minister’s coming-out journey from his conservative upbringing to the scandal that upends his world. Now, his secrets bared, he finds himself on a poetic and chaotic path to discover the truth about who he is.
Oct 14 – 16
A night of heart-pounding original theater presented by Intramural Theater, the same people who brought you Cowboy Mouth, Form/Focus, and Chet’s Summer Vacation.
STORIES WITHOUT WORDS
Conceived, Directed, & Choreographed by Jon Greene & Jarrell Hamilton
Oct 18 – Nov 3
The Fortress of Lushington
By using the universal language of the modern music video this new and experimental work blends theater, dance, and collaborative devising into an evening of raw, visceral, mind-bending music-and-motion. Presented by The Radical Buffoons, Stories without Words is a 90-minute work of theatrical choreography led by Jon Greene (AD of The Radical Buffoons, director of: Faustus-Big Easy Award, Sleeping Beauty, Musicians of Bremen, The Spider Queen, Mr. Burns: a post electric play, and The Dumb Waiter) and Jarrell Hamilton (Seven-Time Big Easy Award Nominee, MFA Tulane interdisciplinary Dance, The Rent is too Damn High, Episodes).
Oct 18 – Nov 3
Lusher’s Lion’s Gate Theater
Part Brothers Grimm, part Edward Gorey, THE PILLOWMAN centers on a writer in an unnamed totalitarian state who is being interrogated about the gruesome content of his short stories and their similarities to a series of murders. The result is an urgent work of theatrical bravura and an unflinching examination of the very nature and purpose of art. Written by Oscar winner and Tony nominee Martin McDonagh whose other works include THE CRIPPLE OF INISHMAAN, THE LIEUTENANT OF INISHMORE, A BEHANDING IN SPOKANE and Academy Award-winning films In Bruges and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.