When enough is enough...
Our tenth season, titled Stand Up! features five wonderful stories about characters that take a brave stance against oppression, structures of power, and The Man.
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
by Dale Wasserman
directed by Mark Routhier
September 3-20 at NOCCA's Nims Black Box Theatre
Company member Mark Routhier, who directed the smash success Balm in Gilead in 2012, returns to direct another classic ensemble drama. A charming rogue is confined to a mental institution in lieu of a prison sentence, but when he upends the status quo he meets a devastating foe in the form of a cold and calculating nurse.
by Christian Durso
directed by Alex Ates
October 1-18 at The AllWays Theatre
In the spring of 1994, two suburban thirteen-year-olds vow to make the biggest decision of their lives…and perhaps the last. In the 20th year since Kurt Cobain’s famous suicide, Shiner takes us back into the hilarious and terrifying world of teenagers who discover a spiritual connection to grunge rock and, despite all odds, each other. Company member Alex Ates directs this play by up-and-coming American playwright Christian Durso.
by William Shakespeare
directed by A.J. Allegra
December 2-21 in NOMA's Great Hall
NOMA’s Great Hall will be transformed into the mysterious land of Illyria where a shipwrecked pair of siblings must find their way back to one another. This heartwarming comedy, considered by many to be Shakespeare’s funniest and most accessible play, will delight and charm audiences and remind us all of what delirious lengths we go to for love.
by Charles Ludlam
directed by Jeffrey Roberson
January 29-February 29 at Mid-City Theatre
The company dives head-first into an especially beloved New Orleans art form: Drag Comedy! With Camille by the late great Charles Ludlam, The NOLA Project puts its own spin on Ludlam’s Theatre of the Ridiculous. Camille tells the familiar Alexander Dumas tale of the French courtesan torn between love and survival, and dying of tuberculosis. But in Ludlam’s high-style ridiculous melodrama, actors of the opposite sex play many of the roles. Ricky Graham joins The NOLA Project on this hilarious yet moving show as the sinister Baron de Varville and Jeffrey Roberson of Varla Jean Merman fame will direct.
Robin Hood: Thief, Brigand
a new play by Andrew Vaught
directed by Beau Bratcher
May 6-24 in NOMA's Besthoff Sculpture Garden
Following in the successful footsteps of the NOLA Project-commissioned Adventures in Wonderland, this new telling of Robin Hood is tailor-made for The NOLA Project and the Besthoff Sculpture Garden. The classic tale of social injustice and the thief-turned-hero will be uniquely spun by New Orleans’ own Andrew Vaught, of Cripple Creek Theatre Company. CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS