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NOCCA Drama Students Offer Irish Comic Classic
The Playboy of the Western World
Nims Black Box Theatre
January 25-28 at 7 PM
January 28 at 2 PM
New Orleans Center for Creative Arts (NOCCA) invites the public to enjoy the student production of John Millington Synge’s Irish comic masterpiece, The Playboy of the Western World at NOCCA’s Nims Black Box Theatre, (2800 Chartres Street, New Orleans). Performances run January 25-28 at 7 PM, with an additional 2 PM matinee on Saturday, January 28.
Students from across the region will be featured in the production, including: Daisa Bell, Madeline Daste, Luke Diamond, Rexton Laird, Asia Nelson, Jelani Pitcher, Daisy Rosato, Holly Settoon, Darnell Thomas, Austin Thompson, Ricky Watson Jr., Devin Williams, and Dean Wray.
About The Playboy of the Western World
Directed by NOCCA Theatre Arts faculty member Janet Shea, this sensual Irish comic classic, drunk with poetry and ironic laughter, takes a hilarious look at murder, mayhem, deceit and first love. Riots greeted the show’s Dublin premiere in 1907, but the play still strikes a chord today, in our society of instant fame and notorious celebrity, because of Synge’s indictment of humankind for the folly and fickleness of the love of hero.
When & Where
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.