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The Family Line: An immersive play

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Category: Theater/Shows/Concerts

Start: Nov 16, 2022 12:00 AM

End: Nov 21, 2022 12:00 AM

BK Historic House and Gardens, 1113 Chartres St, New Orleans, LA 70116, USA

NOVEMBER CONCERTS & CULTURAL HAPPENINGS 
Immersive Play on Tap at Vieux Carre Museum

 


The Family Line:  An immersive play co-produced and presented by BK House & Goat in the Road, runs through November 20.  Wednesday & Thursday performances are at 7:30; Friday features two shows at 6 pm and 8 pm; and there is a Sunday matinee at 2:30 pm. This original performance was inspired by the histories of the BK House and the 1892 General Strike, a successful interracial organizing event that shut down the city for days before winning workers’ historic rights. This extremely popular production takes place on the ground level of the Courtyard and surrounding buildings, making it accessible to all. Tickets are $40 and may be purchased at www.bkhouse.orgbased on availability. 


 

All events take place at the Historic BK House & Gardens at 1113 Chartres Street, across from the Old Ursuline Convent. General admission seating is offered, except for The Family Line that requires audience movement from one scene to the next.

An exciting line-up of holiday events is planned for December. Future details and membership information is available at www.bkhouse.org for those who want to support the Museum and take advantage of future programming discounts.

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About:  The Historic BK House & Gardens: Now distinguished as a National Historic Landmark, the house was built in 1826, purchased by noted author Frances Parkinson Keyes in 1948 and restored under her loving care. Programming has evolved in the last several years to focus on the seven families who lived on the property, as well as influences of the French Quarter neighborhood. A new interpretative program is underway to better reflect the heritage of the site. Membership, events, grants, donations, and fundraising activities generate revenue needed for on-going restoration and future capital improvement projects.


About: Glen David Andrews: A self-proclaimed warrior for cultural preservation at a time when indigenous traditions are being threatened in the city, Andrews’ commanding voice and fierce trombone sound – both a powerful, emotional, and resonant blend of smoothness and grit – as well as his disarmingly honest manner provide a musical experience that never fails to meet the moment. Hecomes from a storied and extended family of musicians. He was born in New Orleans’ historic Tremé neighborhood, which many consider to be the oldest Black community in the United States. Transfixed by the magic and mystery of the city’s second-line parades, Andrews and his older brother, Derrick Tabb of the Rebirth Brass Band, along with their younger cousin Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews, learned the history of the brass band tradition firsthand from iconic figures like Tuba Fats.
 
About the Nous Foundation and Sam Craft of Flim Quest:
Sam Craft is the lead singer and violinist in the local indie band, Sweet Crude, whose music sung in both Louisiana French and English highlights the importance of keeping Louisiana's unique French language alive for a new generation. Singer, songwriter, and now a lead actor in Film Quest, Sam Craft's work spans different artistic genres and feeds into his activism for French. In addition to his work with Sweet Crude, Sam has worked on several projects with the Nous Foundation. You can find more information about the Nous Foundation at https://www.nous-foundation.org/ and Sweet Crude at https://www.sweetcrudeband.com/
 

About Goat in the Road Productions:  The New Orleans based performance ensemble dedicated to the production of original and invigorating new works of theatre, dance, performance art, and educational programming. The history of GRP is full of long term, meaningful collaborations with local institutions in pursuit of community activation. This is the third production from GRP's Reconstruction Cycle, including the 2018 immersive historical drama, The Stranger Disease, built in collaboration with the Louisiana State Museum, which won four Big Easy Theatre Awards (including Best Play), and the prestigious Leadership in History Award from the American Alliance for State and Local Histories. In 2019-2020, GRP premiered The Uninvited, the second in the Cycle and a collaboration with historic Gallier House. Uninvited ran for 8 sold-out weeks before being shut down due to COVID. www.goatinroadproductions.org.

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