Fight or flight?
The most basic instinct in us all is at the heart of The NOLA Project's 2013-2014 Season of productions. Here are five incredibly different tales of characters facing the greatest threats to their existence, and the choices they make in these Desperate Times...
A Truckload of Ink
by Jim Fitzmorris
directed by Beau Bratcher
Presented in part by University of New Orleans
September 4-21 at UNO's Nims Theatre
Urban corruption, political agendas, school voucher schemes, and gala openings... Just another day for New Orleans' only daily newspaper. But a fateful decision about the future of the paper will change everything. It will throw the lives of its reporters and editors into an unfamiliar world where loyalty, friendship and careers are all in doubt. Based on true events, Jim Fitzmorris' "A Truckload of Ink" is a hard hitting look at an industry and community in the midst of irrevocable change.
by A.J. Allegra
directed by A.J. Allegra
November 14-24 at the Allways Lounge & Theatre
This irreverent comic romp takes every element from the beloved 80's and 90's computer game and puts it onstage for audiences to interact with and enjoy. Witness the grueling journey of the Bootsmeyer family as they trek across the American frontier, battling snake bites, river fords, dead oxen, exhaustion, bears, deer, squirrels, and of course, dysentary. Will Manifest Destiny lead them to the promised land, or just leave them lost in a field?
A Very Merry Unauthorized Children's Scientology Pageant
by Kyle Jarrow
directed by A.J. Allegra and Natalie Boyd
December 6-22 at Mid City Theatre
A jubilant cast of children celebrate the controversial religion in uplifting pageantry and song! The actual teachings of The Church of Scientology are explained and dissected against the candy-colored backdrop of a traditional nativity play. This darkly hilarious holiday alternative is a musical biography of the life of L. Ron Hubbard. Grade school children, portraying Tom Cruise, Kirstie Alley, John Travolta, and other less starry Scientologists, brings the controversial Church of Scientology to jubilant life in story and song.
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
by Tennessee Williams
directed by Beau Bratcher
For the first time in over a decade, this Tennessee Williams classic is brought back to thrilling life on the New Orleans stage! Greed, sins of the past, and desperate clawing hopes for the future spar with one another in the poetic world of the South that only Tennessee Williams can conjure. Come see the unique take The NOLA Project has for Williams during the most exciting theatrical time of the spring, The Tennessee Williams Literary Festival!
Alice in Wonderland
newly adapted by Pete McElligott
directed by Andrew Larimer
May 2014 at NOMA's Besthoff Sculpture Garden
Company member Pete McElligott adapts this beloved, quirky Lewis Carroll tale about a girl who chases a white rabbit down a rabbit hole and into an unknown mystery land where nothing is as it seems. Andrew Larimer, the brilliant director behind NOLA Project's production of 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' helms the production which will have audiences and actors exploring NOMA's iconic sculpture garden in a whole new, exciting way!