a co-production of
Directed by A.J. Allegra
Besthoff Sculpture Garden Amphitheater
Simon loves Mandi, but Mandi loves Connie. Connie loves Nina, but Nina loves Barry. And Barry just loves himself. All anyone wants to do is get through the weekend and get across the Causeway! This world-premiere dark family comedy by NOLA Project ensemble member Gab Reisman (TASTE, CATCH THE WALL, FLOOD CITY) takes a Russian classic and transports it to our day and age in hilarious and touching ways.
THE SEAGULL will be presented outdoors in NOMA's amphitheater within the Besthoff Sculpture Garden. Seating is bring-your-own and food trucks and a bar will be on site nightly. All performances begin at 7:30pm.
Please note this production contains adult content, coarse language, mentions of suicide, and offstage gunshots.
Online ticket sales end 90 minutes prior to performances. Tickets can then be purchased beyond this point at the garden gate.
MEET THE WRITER
Gab Reisman's plays explore the ways place writes itself on our bodies- examining the connections between geography, history, and identity. Inherently queer and keenly irreverent her work looks at what it means to live on the precipice of chaos.
Besides her own work, Gab builds immersive and devised performances in non-traditional spaces, most recently with utopia-based trio Bender/Mars/Reisman, and her own incubator Brooklyn Yard.
Gab has developed work with Fusebox, Clubbed Thumb, Page 73, Sundance Theatre Lab, and the Playwrights' Center among others. She's received commissions from the Humana Festival of New Plays, EST/Sloan Project, the NOLA Project, New Plays at Barnard, Clubbed Thumb, and ZACH Theatre.
Gab is a MacDowell Fellow, an Orchard Project, Ingram New Works, I-73, and New Victory Lab alum and a former NNPN Playwright in Residence. Her plays Spindle Shuttle Needle and Catch the Wall have appeared on multiple Kilroys Lists and won the Holland New Voices Award. Gab has taught playwriting and theatre making at the University of New Orleans, NYU, and SUNY Purchase. MFA: UT Austin
Gab splits her time between NYC and New Orleans, where she moonlights as a realtor named Gigi and is developing a new piece about Jewish identity and the Florida real estate boom/bust of the 1920s.
$55 - Premier Seating - WHAT'S THIS?
$38 - Adult
$30 - NOMA Members
$20 - Under 21
Louisiana residents are eligible to purchase $10 rush tickets at all non-sold-out performances. Rush tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis 10 minutes prior to show time at the box office. Rush tickets are limited to 20 per performance at this production.
Irene - Elizabeth Argus
Simon - Khiry Armstead
Mandi - Natalie Boyd
Connie - Ross Brill
Ike - John Collins
Pete - Kyle Daigrepont
Doc - Delphine J
Barry - Garrett Prejean
Nina - Payj Ruffins
Polly - Mandy Zirkenbach
This production is supported with a generous grant from the New Orleans Tourism and Cultural Fund.
This season is supported by a grant from the Louisiana Division of the Arts, Office of Cultural Development, Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism, in cooperation with the Louisiana State Arts Council. Funding has also been provided by the National Endowment for the Arts.