NOLA Theatre and Dance 11/5-11/11

 

NOLA InFringe Festival  New Orleans theatre and performance festival. 55 shows, 12 venues, 5 days in the Marigny and Bywater. Individual tickets $10, 3-show pass $25, unlimited shows $90. At various locations: www.infringefest.com

PSYCHOPOMPS at The Fortress of Lushington. The Psychopomps shepherds an audience of the recently deceased through a Dantean underworld in turmoil. Using real-life sideshow acts, the No Ring Circus fuses performance art with linear storytelling. Running Nov 8-17. Fortress of Lushington $20.
OPENING WEEKEND

EVERYBODY at Southern Rep Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’ saucy adaptation of the 15th century morality play EVERYMAN follows our company of brave performers (cast each night by lottery) as they journey through life’s greatest mystery – the meaning of living.

Dames at Sea at the World War II Museum, BB’s Stage Door a tongue-in-cheek version of those flashy 1930s Busby Berkeley-style musicals in which the naive chorus girl arrives in New York on the bus, steps into a role on Broadway, and becomes a star. Running Oct 19-Nov 11.  $25-$65

LIFE AFTER DEATH and Unded Rock Opera. The Living Dead’ walk amongst us, and they are very unhappy. Society won’t accept them, the religious condemn their existence and they’re utterly ignored by cab drivers. In this cruel world, the recently deceased are faced with a unique choice: Stumble alone or unite and walk amongst us. Nov 7-10 at She Comes in Peace Salon. $10

FEAST presented by Polanco Jones Jr. An exhilarating, fully immersive, multi-sensory experience that celebrates Black culture and social customs through progressive exhibition design. The way we use food, hair, music, and dance to fellowship will be at the helm of FEAST’s interactive and performative intentions.

Backstage Bash: NOLA Project Fundraiser an exciting night of music, dance, theatre, food, and cocktails! Featuring the musical stylings of New Orleans big band The Essentials, this night is an opportunity for theatre makers and theatre supporters to get together. The Avenue Gallery. Saturday Nov 10th. $45-$125

Full calendar for the month can be found at TheNewOrleansBoxOffice.com

Spooky NOLA Theater

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“a blindingly bright black comedy…[what makes] the unsettling and exhilarating new play from Mr. McDonagh…so gripping as theater is how narrative art becomes the play’s and the character’s very life blood.” — NY Times.

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. A perfectly creepy show for the Halloween season.

Running Oct 18th- Nov 3rd. $20-$38
Lusher Lion’s Gate Theater

For more info: www.nolaproject.com

New Orleans Theater Oct 15- Oct 21

A DOLL’S HOUSE PT 2 Presented by Southern Rep. Nora, knocks on the door of the house she left 15 years ago, the whole family is in for a surprise. Running 10/3- 10/28 . Wednesday- Saturday 7:30 PM, Sun 3 PM. @ Southern Rep Theater on Bayou Rd. $25-$40
DISCOUNT CODE: NOBO​10

Debauchery Now in its eighth season, New Orleans’ only live, ongoing soap opera is more hilariously histrionic than ever!  Join in on the family drama as sisters Chanel and Cartier flounce and fight their way through a maze of outrageous exploits. Every month, a new episode. 10/17 7:30 PM @ Southern Rep Theater. $10

PILLOWMAN Presented by the NOLA Project. A writer in an unnamed totalitarian state is being interrogated about the gruesome content of his short stories and their similarities to a series of murders. Running 10/18-11/3 @ Lusher Lion’s Gate Theater. $15-$38
OPENING WEEKEND

SATCHMO AT THE WALDORF An extraordinary one-man, three-character play that journeys into the heart and mind of New Orleans’ beloved jazz legend, Louis Armstrong. Running 10/3 – 10/21. @Le Petit Theatre. $20-$55
FINAL WEEKEND

STORIES WITHOUT WORDS by The Radical BuffoonsModeled on the experience of watching youtube video after youtube video, STORIES WITHOUT WORDS uses 14 individual pieces of dance theater to counter the isolation of the internet and return performance back to its shared and joyous roots. Running 10/18- 11/3 @ Fortress of Lushington. $15-$25
OPENING WEEKEND

Full calendar for the month can be found at TheNewOrleansBoxOffice.com

This Week in NOLA Theatre

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PILLOWMAN Presented by the NOLA Project. A writer in an unnamed totalitarian state is being interrogated about the gruesome content of his short stories and their similarities to a series of murders. Running 10/18-11/3 @ Lusher Lion’s Gate Theater. $20-$38
HALLOWEEN PERFOMANCE! Wear a costume for 1/2 off tickets on Weds night!

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STORIES WITHOUT WORDS by The Radical BuffoonsModeled on the experience of watching youtube video after youtube video, STORIES WITHOUT WORDS uses 14 individual pieces of dance theater to counter the isolation of the internet and return performance back to its shared and joyous roots. Running 10/18- 11/3 @ Fortress of Lushington. $15-$25

Dames at Sea at the World War II Museum, BB’s Stage Door a tongue-in-cheek version of those flashy 1930s Busby Berkeley-style musicals in which the naive chorus girl arrives in New York on the bus, steps into a role on Broadway, and becomes a star. Running Oct 19-Nov 11.  $25-$65

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Follies of 1915 by the Marigny Opera Ballet set in New Orleans of 1915, this comedy of errors is about a brother and sister, twins, separated during a storm at sea and resurface at the elegant Palm Our, a haven for gigolos, foxtrots. Running Nov 1-4 Marigny Opera House. $32-$45

October 2018, New Orleans Theatre

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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:

A DOLL’S HOUSE PT @ at Southern Rep

A DOLL’S HOUSE PT 2

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.”

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I WROTE A SONG

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.

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INTRAVENOUS: A Night of One Acts

Oct 14 – 16

Mudlark Theater

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.

 

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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). 

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THE PILLOWMAN

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.

Theatre in NOLA Sept 2018

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The September Preview

THE REVOLUTIONISTS by Lauren Gunderson, presented by The NOLA Project. Four badass women lose their heads in this comedy set during the French Revolution’s Reign of Terror. A vibrant new play about art and activism, feminism and terrorism, compatriots and chosen sisters, violence and legacy, and how we actually go about changing the world. Running 9/4-9/16 at NOMA. $25-$33

Industry Night Wednesday, Sept 5, $15 at the door for artists, 7:30pm
HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH the iconic rock musical featuring Edward Simon and Kimberly Kaye with a live band at every performance. A tragically beautiful international journey of Hedwig, a rock goddess, and her back-up band, The Angry Inch. Running 9/6-9/23 $27

NOBO Night! Wear your wig and all the glitter to a special performance Sunday, Sept 9, 8:30PM, $21 with promo code NOBO
THE LARAMIE PROJECT presented by The Storyville Collective and Delgado Community College. The play draws upon hundreds of interviews conducted by members of the Tetonic Theatre Company with the citizens of Laramie, as well as published news reports and company members’ journal entries, to depict the events surrounding the murder of Matthew Shepard, an openly gay college student at the University of Wyoming. Running 9/20-10/7 at Delgado. $15-$25 PROMO CODE: Matthew 

NOBO Night! See The Laramie Project with the New Orleans Box Office Sunday, Sept 23rd, 3PM, $20

THE REVOLUTION IS COMING

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NOLA Project Presents THE REVOLUTIONISTS

September 4- September 16
At the New Orleans Museum of Art

The NOLA Project opens its 2018-19 Season with the regional premiere of THE REVOLUTIONISTS by Lauren Gunderson. Four badass women lose their heads in this comedy set during the French Revolution’s Reign of Terror. This grand and dream-tweaked tale is about art and activism, feminism and terrorism, compatriots and chosen sisters, violence and legacy, and how we actually go about changing the world. It’s a vibrant new play by the most-produced playwright currently in America.

Directed by Joanna Russo

Featuring: Amy Alvarez, Leslie Claverie, Monica R. Harris and Grace Kennedy

The NOLA Project Presents THE REVOLUTIONISTS in New Orleans Theatre