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LGBT Representation in NOLA Theatre

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LGBT Representation in New Orleans Theatre

We were so excited to see that this fall 3 distinct inspiring productions feature a story from the LGBT community. These performances are coming up quick and are not to be missed.


OPENING THIS WEEK

THE LARAMIE PROJECT

By Moisés Kaufman and Tectonic Theatre Project, Directed by Michael McKelvey

at the Delgado Community College Theater

In remembrance of the 20th anniversary of the murder of Matthew Shepard, The Storyville Collective and the Delgado Community College Theatre Department will be co-producing THE LARAMIE PROJECT.  The play draws upon hundreds of interviews conducted by members of the Tetonic Theatre Company with the citizens of Laramie, as well as published news reports and company members’ journal entries, to depict the events surrounding the murder of Matthew Shepard, an openly gay college student at the University of Wyoming. It is a beautiful and heartfelt production. More info https://laramienola.brownpapertickets.com/

DISCOUNT CODE: NOBO20




EXTENDED THROUGH SEPT 30

HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH

Music and Lyrics by Stephen Trask, Text by John Cameron Mitchell, Directed by Kimberly Kaye

at the Cafe Istanbul and Happyland Theater

This Tony Award-winning masterpiece tells the captivating story of Hedwig, a fourth-wall smashing genderqueer East German rock'n'roll goddess. Backed by her punk rock band "The Angry Inch,” Hedwig (Edward Simon) weaves a tragically beautiful international journey, escaping East Berlin as Hansel and arriving in an all-American Kansas trailer park as Hedwig. After two sold out weekends, Hedwig has extended through the end of September! More info at www.hedwignola.com




OPENING OCT 5TH

I WROTE A SONG

Original Musical by NOLA Playwright and Director Trey Ming

at Cafe Istanbul

Based on a true story, “I Wrote a Song” is a musical comedy-drama that follows one Southern Baptist minister’s coming-out journey from his conservative upbringing to the scandal that upends his world. This is a premier production by the new New Orleans LGBT theatre company Slotted Spoons Productions. More info at: www.slottedspoonproductions.com



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