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
Founded in 1973, the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts is Louisiana’s arts conservatory for high school students. NOCCA offers intensive instruction in Classical Music, Creative Writing, Culinary Arts, Dance, Drama, Jazz, Media Arts, Musical Theatre, Theatre Design, Vocal Music, Visual Arts, and academics. Students come from across Louisiana, attending via full-day, afternoon, and after-school sessions. Admission to NOCCA is by audition, and there is no tuition.
The NOCCA Institute is NOCCA’s nonprofit partner, providing supplemental funding for NOCCA and advocacy for its world-class program. Some of the Institute’s more notable endeavors include: a comprehensive Financial Aid Program that funds students’ supplies and fees associated with important summer training programs across the country; an Artists-in-Residence Program that brings more than 100 professional visiting artists into NOCCA’s classrooms each year; the capital campaign for NOCCA’s current home and expansion projects along the Press Street corridor, including Press Street Station, 5 Press Gallery, and Press Street Gardens; and concert, gallery, and literary events for the community. The Institute also oversees rentals of the NOCCA campus, making it available to arts organizations, individuals, corporations, and other groups.
Unless otherwise noted, we're unable to issue refunds. If an event takes place over multiple days, however, we'll do our best to honor such requests by switching tickets to a different time.