Le Petit Theatre du Vieux Carre has announced its 2015-16 season, slating American classic “Our Town,” a fairy tale, “The Bluest Eye” and a beloved musical.
Tickets for the season at the venerable playhouse at Jackson Square are now on sale for the list of musicals, plays and panto that harvests some of the American theater’s most well-known works.
“Our Town,” the Thorton Wilder classic, brings up the curtain in October. Maxwell Williams, the new artistic director at Le Petit, will helm the show about intertwined families in small-town USA, with a New Orleans spin on the piece.
“The Bluest Eye,” by Toni Morrison, opens in December. The adaptation of the novel looks at racism and the toll it takes on a community, family and innocent girl.
“Sleeping Beauty” will be a world premiere adaptation of the timeless story of a slumbering princess but uses the British style Panto as the vehicle for the story. On stage during the Carnival season, the show promises to be a blend of the holiday and comedy for “a vivid re-imaging of the classic fairy tale.”
“The Glass Menagerie” marks the company’s annual homage to Tennessee Williams, selecting one of his most ground-breaking shows for March. The powerful yet quiet story of a true dysfunctional family, their dreams and the harsh light of reality is part of the city’s annual Tennessee Williams Festival.
“A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum” wraps the season, the blockbuster musical comedy of things gone awry in ancient Rome. With a score by Stephen Sondheim and based on 2,000-year-old plays of Plautus, this mega-Tony-winning extravaganza runs in May and early June.
Packages for the season with selected seating begin at $145 and reflect a discount on the ticket price. Le Petit also offers a flex pass of five shows beginning at $163. Drawing Room Players get opening night receptions for five productions, a 100th anniversary season announcement event and a seat to each show, starting at $500.
For information, contact the box office at (504) 522-2081 or email email@example.com.