PLEASE NOTE: Pre-sales for this event have ended. Tickets will be available on a first-come, first-served basis at the NOCCA box office, beginning 30 minutes before curtain.
Magic of Storytelling Celebrated With
Performed in NOCCA's Nims Blackbox Theatre
by NOCCA Drama students
January 24-26 at 7 PM
January 26 at 2 PM
$10 tickets available 30 minutes before curtain or in advance at www.NOCCA.com
New Orleans Center for Creative Arts (NOCCA) invites the public to a student production of the exotic tale of the Arabian Nights. All performances will be held on the NOCCA campus in the Nims Black Box Theatre (2800 Chartres Street). Performances run January 24-26 at 7 PM, with a 2 PM matinee on January 26.
ABOUT ARABIAN NIGHTS
This cliffhanger of love, comedy, and dreams is a magic carpet ride of wonder. Scheherazade cunningly evades death by telling King Shahryar 1,001 mesmerizing tales -- each one stopping before its enticing conclusion, just before dawn. This stage adaptation offers a wonderful blend of tales from the classic One Thousand and One Nights, some of which are over 1,000 years old. The collection of stories first gained popularity in Europe and the U.S. in the 19th century.
ABOUT THE CAST
Students from across the region will be featured in the production, including:
- Luke Diamond, senior, St. Tammany Parish
- Genevieve Farbe, sophomore, Jefferson Parish
- Mary Francis Candies, sophomore, St. Charles Parish
- Arianna Gabbidon, sophomore, Jefferson Parish
- Andrea Gros, junior, Orleans Parish
- Mariah Guillmette, junior, Orleans Parish
- Annie Jefferson, senior, Orleans Parish
- Rexton Laird, sophomore, Orleans Parish
- Ian McCarthy, sophomore, Orleans Parish
- Matthew Raetz, junior, Orleans Parish
- Melaina Ricks, senior, Jefferson Parish
- Payton Smith, sophomore, Jefferson Parish
- Mychael Thompson, senior, Jefferson Parish
- Nicholas Walker, freshman, Jefferson Parish
- Ricky Watson, senior, St. John Parish
- Reid Williams, sophomore, Jefferson Parish
The NOCCA Institute
The New Orleans Center for Creative Arts (NOCCA) is a world-class educational institution that has been changing the lives of young people since 1973. Every year, this professional arts training center provides intensive instruction in Classical Music, Creative Writing, Culinary Arts, Dance, Drama, Jazz, Media Arts, Musical Theatre, Theatre Design, Vocal Music, Visual Arts, and academics to students from public, private, and parochial schools across Louisiana. Students attend via schoolday, after-school, weekend, and summer sessions. Admission to NOCCA is by audition, and there is no tuition.
The NOCCA Institute provides supplemental funding for NOCCA students and advocacy for NOCCA’s world-class program. Some of the Institute’s more notable endeavors include: a year-round Financial Aid Program, an Artists-in-Residence Program, capital campaigns for NOCCA’s state-of-the-art campus, and numerous arts programs for the general public.