Photo Flash: First Look at The NOLA Project's A TRUCKLOAD OF INK
The NOLA Project theatre company is opening its 2013-2014 season with a bold new play about the sudden upheaval at the city's most established newspaper. Set in the busiest newsroom on the unexpected eve of the most massive change to hit New Orleans newspapers, "A Truckload of Ink" vividly brings to life the human relationships, history, politics, back-room deals, and righteous fight to save a cultural institution from an out-of-state corporate dismantlement. New Orleans' most gifted playwright, Jim Fitzmorris, pens the timely tale inspired by real events. "A Truckload of Ink" is ready to spill September 5th. Scroll down for a first look at the cast in action!
"A Truckload of Ink" seems like a natural fit for The NOLA Project. Edgy, provocative, and a direct challenge to its patrons" says playwright Fitzmorris.
The NOLA Project will perform the production Wednesdays-Saturdays, September 4-21, 2013 at The University of New Orleans' Robert E. Nims Theatre. The official opening night will be Thursday September 5th with a public preview performance on Wednesday, September 4th. This NOLA Project production is presented at UNO, an institution with a rich history of producing new works for theatre.
An ensemble cast of fourteen will bring the original story to life, featuring Big Easy Award-winners Leslie Castay, Bob Edes, Jr., Tracey Collins, David Hoover, Natalie Boyd, A.J. Allegra, James Bartelle, and other members of The NOLA Project. The show will be directed by NOLA Project company member and Managing Director Beau Bratcher.
The NOLA Project presents "A Truckload of Ink" by Jim Fitzmorris. Beau Bratcher directs Leslie Castay, Bob Edes, Jr., Tracey Collins , David Hoover, James Bartelle, Natalie Boyd, A.J. Allegra, James Yeargain, Keith Claverie, Kristin Witterschein, Michael Scott, Zeb Hollins III, Matt Standley, and Martin Covert.
The show will run at UNO's Robert E. Nims Theatre at the Performing Arts Center, 2000 Lakeshore Drive, New Orleans, LA. Preview Performance Wednesday, September 4 at 7:30pm, Runs Wednesdays-Saturdays, September 4-21, 2013. All performances occur at 7:30PM. Tickets can be purchased online at www.nolaproject.com and are $25 for General Admission and $15 for students and seniors, Phone orders should call 504-280-SHOW.
Photo Credit: Zak Moses
Cast of A TRUCKLOAD OF INK
Cast of A TRUCKLOAD OF INK
A.J. Allegra and David Hoover
Collins and Bob Edes, Jr.
Bob Edes, Jr., Leslie Castay and Company
Bob Edes, Jr.
Zeb Hollins III and James Yeargain
Matt Standley and Zeb Hollins III
David Hoover and James Yeargain