As the grand dame of our city’s performing arts organizations, Le Petit Théâtre is dedicated to presenting high quality theatre to the diverse public of the greater New Orleans area. All proceeds from The Curtain Call Ball will allow Le Petit Théâtre to continue its mission, to embrace the work of the city’s professional artists both onstage and backstage, and to nurture and mentor up-and-coming talent with an array of educational outreach programs with our local schools.
Please join us on Friday, September 11, 2015, at 7:00 p.m. at Le Petit Théâtre and Dickie Brennan’s Tableau.
OUR TOWN By Thornton Wilder | October 2 - 18
Newly appointed Artistic Director, Maxwell Williams, makes his New Orleans theatre debut directing Wilder’s Pulitzer Prize- winning masterpiece. Groundbreaking at the time of its premiere, and beloved ever since, Our Town tells the captivating tale of two intertwined families, and the small town of Grover’s Corners, U.S.A. Using the history of New Orleans, and particularly Le Petit Théâtre for inspiration, our fresh take on this quintessential American play will re-invigorate your love of drama.
Toni Morrison’s THE BLUEST EYE Adapted by Lydia R. Diamond | December 4 - 20
Eleven-year-old Pecola Breedlove wants nothing more than to be loved by her family and schoolmates. Instead, she faces constant ridicule and abuse. She blames her dark skin and prays for blue eyes, sure that love will follow. With rich language and bold vision, this beautiful theatrical adaptation of Nobel Prize-winner Toni Morrison’s classic American novel explores the crippling toll that a legacy of racism in one small Ohio town has taken on a community, a family, and an innocent girl.
SLEEPING BEAUTY (An American Panto) | Original adaptation by Jon Greene |January 15 - February 14
In this world premiere adaptation of Sleeping Beauty, comedy meets Carnival in a vivid re-imagining of the classic fairy tale. Sure to be a fantastical feast for the senses, Sleeping Beauty will draw its inspiration from the timeless and adored British holiday tradition of Panto, to create a brand new tradition for the young and young at heart of New Orleans. Recommended for children of all ages.
THE GLASS MENAGERIE By Tennessee Williams | March 18 - April 3
The Glass Menagerie marked a crucial turning point in American theatre, and forever changed the life of its then unknown author. Williams’ elegiac masterpiece brought a radical new lyricism to Broadway – the tragedy, fragility, and tenderness of this “memory play” has made it one of America’s most powerful, timeless, and compelling works of theatre. Renowned for its vivid characters, exquisitely written dialogue, and absorbing story, The Glass Menagerie promises to move, to entrance and to dazzle.
A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM Book by Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart | Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim | Based on the plays of Plautus | May 20 - June 5
We close the season by kicking up our heels with Broadway’s greatest musical farce, and winner of nine Tony Awards, including Best Musical! A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum takes comedy back to its roots, combining situations from the 2,000-year-old comedies of Roman playwright Plautus with the infectious energy of classic vaudeville. A joyous romp through Rome, this performance is full of desperate lovers, scheming neighbors, and secrets behind every toga!
"Tom Cianfichi's steady direction keeps the whole enterprise moving briskly, letting the audience see how A led to B and relying on collective intelligence to keep from having to dwell on the point."
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A top-notch production of a Stephen Sondheim classic at Le Petit Theatre du Vieux Carre
Gambit: By Tyler Gillespie
"This top-notch production asks us to question the meaning of fame and happiness."
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