15th anniversary season

Treasure Island

A new adaptation inspired by the characters created by Robert Louis Stevenson

Adapted by Ensemble Members A.J. Allegra, James Bartelle

& Alex Martinez Wallace

Directed by Ensemble Member Beau Bratcher

a co-production with

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Important Covid-19 Update

It is with a very heavy heart that I must announce the necessary postponement of The NOLA Project and NOMA’s production of TREASURE ISLAND due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Both The NOLA Project and NOMA held off on making this difficult decision for as long as possible in the hopes that we might somehow avoid what is now an inevitable choice. But given the severity and predicted length of this health crisis, we are left with few options. We will be postponing this production until May 2021 in our usual garden performance slot for the 2020-21 season. 

All individuals who purchased advanced tickets to TREASURE ISLAND will be honored at a future performance of the show or any production in our upcoming 2020-21 season. And we graciously ask that subscribers please be willing to donate the partial cost of their subscription to our nonprofit as we struggle to rebound from this financial hit which will account for a 20% total revenue loss on our 15th anniversary season. Subscribers who wish may also be eligible for a discount on next season’s subscription if you deem necessary. More information regarding this will be sent out via future email. 

We will see you when we are next able to do so. And in the meantime, rest assured that our talented ensemble artists are scheming and dreaming up various ways for us to present creative content to keep you engaged and entertained during these isolated times. Our city knows better than most how to overcome hardship, and I have supreme faith that we will once again lead the world by our humanistic, hearty, and loving example. Please stay safe, and stay in. When we meet again, the reunion will be so very special. 


Yours in Service,

A.J. Allegra

Artistic Director, The NOLA Project

The classic pirate-adventure tale comes to new life in NOMA’s expanded Besthoff Sculpture Garden! This world-premiere comic adaptation, penned by NOLA Project founders Allegra, Bartelle, and Wallace – and inspired by the garden's beautiful waterfront amphitheater – will blend story with sea shanties as we follow Long John Silver and his crew to Skull Island on a search for the notorious Captain Flint's buried treasure. A 21st-century update to the epic adventure novel, TREASURE ISLAND is sure to enamor boys, girls, young, old, and is certain bring out the inner-pirate in every New Orleanian.

All seating is bring-your-own. Food trucks will be available at all performances as well as a fully-stocked bar. No outside food or drink is allowed inside the Sculpture Garden other than food-truck and NOMA-bar items. This production will be staged in one location: The pine grove located toward the front of the garden.


Rain Plan: For productions canceled due to inclement weather, we will notify all ticketed patrons no later than 4:30pm. Patrons will then receive instructions via email on how they may reschedule their tickets for another performance or request a refund. All ticket purchases for any production that is rained-out mid performance are final.

This production is supported in part by a grant from the New Orleans Theatre Association (NOTA).

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