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Le Petit Theatre du Vieux Carre to Present Regional Premiere of THE HIGH PRIESTESS OF DARK ALLEY This July

Le Petit Theatre du Vieux Carre, in partnership with Jackie Alexander Productions, presents the regional premiere of The High Priestess of Dark Alley, July 7 - 24, 2016.

The High Priestess of Dark Alley will play Le Petit Theatre du Vieux Carre from July 7 - 24, 2016. The contemporary 7th Ward-set drama is written and directed by Jackie Alexander, author of last season's Brothers From The Bottom. In the play, two sisters- one robbed of her sexuality, the other defined by it- do battle with their domineering mother over the men they love. The High Priestess of Dark Alley is the story of three Creole women, Celeste Thibodaux and her two daughters, Claire and Janee Charbonnet. Trapped by the conventions of intra-racial divisions within the African American community, the sisters are pitted against their mother regarding issues of color, class, sexuality and generational differences.

Writer and director Alexander says, "While The High Priestess of Dark Alley's story is universal, the characters are defined by life in New Orleans, and I'm thrilled to bring them home."

The High Priestess of Dark Alley stars Janee Michelle (Gee Tucker), marking her long-awaited return to the stage. Also starring are Nicoye Banks (Green Zone, Brooklyn's Finest), Dennis Dannel, Zeb Hollins III, Kris Sidberry, and Traci Tolmaire. The creative team includes Edward Anderson (composer), Patrice Davidson (scenic design), Rocharlotte Raphael (costume design), and James Bevins (lighting design).

PREVIEW / PRESS: Thursday, July 7 at 7:30 PM; Friday, July 8 at 7:30 PM; Saturday, July 9 at 3 PM OPENING NIGHT: Saturday, July 9 at 7:30 PM

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE: July 7 - 24, 2016 | Thursdays - Saturdays at 7:30 PM; 3:00 PM Saturday and Sunday afternoons

WHERE: LE PETIT THEATRE - 616 St. Peter St. New Orleans LA 70116 | 504.522.2081

BOX OFFICE: 504.522.2081 or lepetittheatre.com

TICKETS: Single tickets range from $25-40. $15 student tickets and $15 child tickets are also available at every performance. 20% off Preview Performances with code HP20PP

Le Petit Theatre du Vieux Carre is now in its 100th Anniversary Season! Located in the historic French Quarter of New Orleans, Le Petit Theatre, a 501(c)3 organization, is passionately dedicated to presenting the highest quality theatrical performances to entertain and educate the diverse population of the region, and enhance the economic vitality of the greater New Orleans area.

Le Petit's 100th Anniversary Season opens in September. The Mainstage Season features Pippin, Freud's Last Session, Jelly's Last Jam, Dividing the Estate, and It's Only A Play. We launch on September 9 with our Centennial gala, The Curtain Call Ball, hosted at the theatre and Tableau.

By offering a full season of contemporary and classic dramas, comedies, musicals, and children's productions, as well as master classes and special events, the theatre embraces the work of the city's professional artists both onstage and backstage, all the while nurturing and mentoring up-and-coming talent with its array of outreach programs. Under the leadership of Artistic Director Maxwell Williams, Managing Director Katie Hallman, a 16-member Board of Governors, and a 60-member Advisory Board, Le Petit Theatre has played an important role in our nation's theatrical history since 1916.



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