Le Petit Theater Announces New Arts Education Program BECAUSE WE CAN
Le Petit Theater debuted its new theatre arts education program with excerpts of LOMBARDI for close to 200 public school students this morning as part of "Because We Can," a new initiative to educate New Orleans youths about theatre.Students from St. Paul Lutheran School, McDonough 32 Literacy Charter School, The Good Shepherd School and Encore Academy were treated to breakfast treats from Tableau Restaurant, music by Kermit Ruffins, scenes from LOMBARDI and a Q&A with former New Orleans Saints player Mike McKenzie, founder of the 34 Ways Foundation.
"We are excited to bring arts education to our city's youths with a program we call "Because We Can," a title that conveys the limitless possibilities that exist for our young people through education and knowledge," stated Le Petit Executive Director Cassie Worley. "LOMBARDI is the perfect play to illustrate the parallels between the stage and the football field, both requiring leadership, discipline and perseverance."
Le Petit's regular season kicks off Sept. 6 with LOMBARDI. Ron Gural will direct the play about the legendary Green Bay Packer's Coach Vince Lombardi. A cub reporter is assigned to do a story on Lombardi and is quickly immersed into the very real life of the man on the football field and in his personal life - revealing the passion, the drive, and the unique ability of this powerful figure to push others towards perfection. Although tomorrow night's opening is sold out, tickets are available for performances through Sept. 21 at www.lepetitheatre.com or by calling 504-522-2081.