Drama Queen
In a time when Kardashian fixation has reached peak levels, The NOLA Project is shining the spotlight on Marie Antoinette, who one might say was history’s first-ever entitled reality star. The NOLA Project presents the regional premiere of David Adjmi’s Marie Antoinette, which translates the frivolous queen through contemporary celebutante parlance. Mark Routhier directs and Cecile Monteyne, a veteran leading lady, plays the titular queen. The play opens the season that also includes Adam Szymkowicz’s Clown Bar, Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale, John B. Keane’s Sive, a new adaptation of Don Quixote by Pete McElligott, and Jecko Says ‘Hide’, an original “interactive theatrical experience” by Andrew Larimer. Marie Antoinette runs Sept. 3- 20 at NOCCA’s Nims Black Box Theatre. Information, NolaProject.com

OUR TOP PICKSSnapshots of America
From 1972-’77, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency sponsored a photography project called “DOCUMERICA.” The resulting photos capture smog-heavy urban cityscapes, rural scenes, the planned route for the Alaska Pipeline and much more. The New York string quartet ETHEL created a multimedia show incorporating images from the project, and it comes to the Contemporary Arts Center on Oct. 2. Information, CACNO.org



It is that time of the year: Saints season begins officially on Sept. 13 when the team plays the Arizona Cardinals. But we all know it really begins when our boys return to the Dome to face off against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sept. 20. They are away again Sept. 27 and back home Oct. 4. Information, NewOrleansSaints.com





Sept. 9. Passion Pit in concert, Joy Theater. Information, TheJoyTheater.com
Sept. 11. Curtain Call Ball fundraiser, Le Petit Thèâtre. Information, LePetitTheatre.com
Sept. 11. Scales & Ales, Aquarium of the Americas. Information, AudubonInstitute.org/Scales-And-Ales
Sept. 11-27. The Producers, Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts. Information, RivertownTheaters.com
Sept. 13. Comedian Patton Oswalt, Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Performing Arts. Information, MahaliaJacksonTheater.com
Sept. 14-20. We Live to Eat New Orleans Restaurant Week, various locations. Information, WeLiveToEatNola.com
Sept. 15-20. The Little Mermaid, Saenger Theater. Information, SaengerNOLA.com
Sept. 16-27. Stage Kiss at Southern Rep, Information, SouthernRep.com
Sept. 18. Martini Madness, New Orleans City Park. Information, FriendsOfCityPark.com
Sept. 25. LOVE in the Garden, New Orleans Museum of Art’s Sydney & Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden. Information, NOMA.org
Sept. 25-Oct. 4. My Fair Lady, Jefferson Performing Arts Center. Information, JPAS.org
Sept. 26. New Orleans on Tap, New Orleans City Park Festival Grounds. Information, NOLAOnTap.org
Sept. 30. Janet Jackson, Smoothie King Center. Information, SmoothieKingCenter.com




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