The NOLA Project Spills A TRUCKLOAD OF INK, Now thru 9/21
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.
"The second that the announcement about the real paper came last year, I got on the phone and called Jim Fitzmorris" says NOLA Project Artistic Director A.J. Allegra. "Between the sudden and unexpected pronouncement, the layoffs, the bar tabs paid by other paper staffs, and every other on or off-the-record story, the theatre-maker in me yearned to tell this story. And to combine Jim's words with our incredible ensemble of gifted actors is a dream come true. We have been waiting for a moment like this."
"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, tonight, 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.
"A Truckload of Ink" is ready to spill September 5th.
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, tonight, 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.