NEW ORLEANS: The NOLA Project has announced its 2015–16 season, which includes a regional premiere, immersive events and a little Shakespeare.
“Our theatre company has taken the burden of being theatre-less and has really turned it into one of our greatest assets,” said artistic director A.J. Allegra in a statement. “We get to imagine theatre in a variety of unique and wonderful settings, and I believe this season best reflects that scope of imagination.”
The season kicks off with the regional premiere of David Adjmi’s Marie Antoinette (Sept. 3–20) at NOCCA’s Nims Black Box Theatre. Adjmi gives a voice to the 18th century’s most famous reality star. Mark Routhier will direct.
Next is Clown Bar (Oct. 22–Nov. 8) by Adam Szymkowicz at the Ramp Room at Little Gem Salon. Presented as part of the Faux/Real Arts Festival, this immersive comedy is about ex-clown detective Happy Mahoney and the pursuit of his brother’s murderer.
Following is Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale (Dec. 1–21) at NOMA’s Great Hall. Allegra will direct.
Next is John B. Keane’s Sive (March 2016), a powerful story of greed and passion, about an orphaned girl sent to live with her uncle. Alex Ates will direct.
The next selection is a new adaptation of Don Quixote (May 2016) by NOLA Project company member Pete McElligott. This retelling of the famous Spanish tale of a hidalgo-turned-knight will take place in the Besthoff Sculpture Garden at NOMA.
The season will conclude with Jecko Says “Hide” (Summer 2016) by Andrew Larimer. This new theatrical role-playing mystery will be presented in and around New Orleans’s Central Business District.