It’s Only a Play

Directed by A.J. Allegra †
June 9 - 25 | Le Petit Theatre

To end the season in a BIG way, we are teaming up on our first-ever co-production with Le Petit Theatre du Vieux Carre to present the hilarious love letter to theatre IT’S ONLY A PLAY by Terrence McNally. It’s the opening night of ‘The Golden Egg’ on Broadway and the wealthy producer Julia Budder is throwing a posh party in her lavish Manhattan townhouse. Downstairs the celebrities are pouring in, but the real action is upstairs in the bedroom where a group of insiders have staked themselves out to await the reviews. Will it be the massive flop to end their careers or the greatest new American play this century? Only The New York Times will tell. Artistic Director A.J. Allegra directs a cast of New Orleans all-stars including Ricky Graham, Sean Patterson, and Leslie Castay.

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  • Peter Austin: Sean Patterson*
  • James Wicker: Ricky Graham
  • Julia Budder: Cecile Monteyne †
  • Ira Drew: James Bartelle †
  • Frank Finger: Keith Claverie †
  • Virginia Noyes: Leslie Castay*
  • Gus P. Head: Alex Ates *†


* Member of Actors' Equity Association

† The NOLA Project Ensemble Member


  • Production Manager: James Lanius
  • Scenic Design: Bill Walker
  • Costume Design: Kaci Thomassie
  • Lighting Design: Coleen Ryan
  • Sound Design: Matt Jackson†
  • Stage Manager: Jacob Halpern Weitzman
  • Asst. Stage Manager: Zak Moses


This co-production closes out Le Petit Theatre's historic 100th Anniversary Season.