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    Middle School Theater Presents Lafayette No. 1

    Tickets on sale here for the Dec. 12, 13, & 14 performances of Lafayette No. 1, the annual Middle School play. The hour-long historical drama begins at 6:30 each evening, and tickets are $10.


    As the yellow fever epidemic ravages the streets of 1816 New Orleans, no one thinks of the orphans known as the Forgotten–except for Lizzie Landry. Lizzie brings bread from her mother’s kind employer to the band of homeless youths she’s befriended, even though local police and politicians consider them nothing but a nuisance. But when the epidemic entangles Lizzie’s fate with those of the Forgotten, they all must band together to hold the city accountable for its most vulnerable citizens.

    Inspired by the Destitute Orphan Boys’ Tomb in Lafayette No 1 cemetery, the play includes many recognizable New Orleans figures such as Julian Poydras and Margaret Haughery.

    …A haunting and immediate historical drama honoring New Orleans’ Tricentennial.

    Note: A reception with the playwright will follow the Friday, Nov. 14th closing night performance.

    Running Time: 1 hr