September 20-October 7
Timothy K. Baker Theater, Delgado Community College, 615 City Park Ave., New Orleans, LA 70124
In remembrance of the 20th anniversary of the murder of Matthew Shepard, The Storyville Collective and the Delgado Community College Theatre Department will be co-producing THE LARAMIE PROJECT. The play draws upon hundreds of interviews conducted by members of the Tetonic Theatre Company with the citizens of Laramie, as well as published news reports and company members’ journal entries, to depict the events surrounding the murder of Matthew Shepard, an openly gay college student at the University of Wyoming, by Aaron McKinney and Russell Henderson. The murder was denounced as a hate crime and drew attention to the lack of hate crime laws in Wyoming and nationally.
The Laramie Project premiered at The Ricketson Theatre by the Denver Center Theatre Company in February 2000 and subsequently made its New York debut at the Union Square Theatre. In November 2002, Laramie was performed for the first time in Laramie, Wyoming. The Storyville Collective and Delgado Community College Theatre Department will be co-producing the production.
October 25-November 10
Ground Floor Theatre, Austin
Nevermore: The Imaginary Life and Mysterious Death of Edgar Allan Poe is a unique and wildly theatrical musical play combining haunting music, poetic storytelling, and stunning stagecraft to tell the fascinating and moving life story of iconic American writer Edgar Allan Poe.
A literary rock star in his day, Poe struggled with tragedy and addiction, poverty and loss, yet produced some of the world’s most original, visionary and enduring literature before dying in unexplained circumstances at the age of 40. At once gorgeous and grotesque, Nevermore blurs the line between fact and fiction, exploring the events that shaped Poe’s character and career and giving powerful expression to Poe’s words “all that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream.”
This production, co-produced with Doctuh Mistuh Productions, reunites the cast and creative team of the show's 2016 Austin premiere, which won the B. Iden Payne Awards for Best Musical, Best Director, Best Costume Design, Best Actress and Best Ensemble.
Nevermore is the perfect, dark seasonal treat." -Austin American Statesman
Nevermore is not to be missed." -Central Texas Live Theatre
Nevermore dazzles." -Broadway World Austin
Nevermore is written by Jonathan Christenson and directed by Michael McKelvey.