Goat in the Road Productions is pleased to present FORGE Festival, a biennial micro festival of genre-bending performance work for New Orleans audiences, featuring some of the most accomplished theater artists in the city.
The Fortress of Lushington (2215 Burgundy St.)
$15 per show, $25 for both ($10 for Machine A)
The Distance of Sound
Friday & Sunday at 7 pm, Thursday and Saturday at 9 pm
Darci Fulcher (Foreign to Myself) stars in this hilarious, heartbreaking one-person show, set somewhere beyond the seams of reality in a world where you can re-wind, re-live, and alter the memories of your past. Created with Shannon Flaherty, Fulcher plays the mischievous Beatrice, who is sorting through the scraps of h...er life to find the memories that matter. ($15 tickets)
The Night With Mr. Bismuth
Thursday & Saturday at 7 pm, Friday & Sunday at 9 pm
One of New Orleans most accomplished performers takes to the stage in his first one-man show: Dylan Hunter stars as Mister Bismuth, the artificially intelligent host of a 23rd century late night talk show, The Night With Mister Bismuth. The play is a hilarious, dark look at the future of human entertainment, and the ways that our technologies outlast us. ($15 tickets)
Saturday, May 12 & Friday, May 18 at 10 pm
Award-winning performer Cecile Monteyne (2015 Theater Person of the Year) and director Chris Kaminstein bring back their nationally-touring, critically acclaimed show, Machine A. Over the course of 45 minutes the pair improvise a brand new one-act play from scratch, featuring improv like you’ve never seen it before.
Saturday, May 19 at 6 pm
Working with award winning Director and project creator Mark Routhier, GRP has taken the world’s most well-known love story, reduced it to half an hour, and paired it with some good old fashioned drinking games. Starring Julie Dietz, Mack Guillory III, and Lauren Malara, our interpretation of this tale of woe and amorous conquest will have audiences enjoying Romeo & Juliet in a whole new (slightly tipsy) way. (Free)
This Must Be the Place (installation)
6 pm nightly (except May 19)
Local artist and theater maker Jen Davis brings her formidable talents as a director to This Must Be the Place, an interactive visual art installation. The work is an evocative, dreamlike investigation of fate, individually tailored to each viewer. Is this for me? A recurring coincidence, a strangely specific message. You glance at the clock after an eternity to realize no time has passed at all. The radio fades through static to that song you used to know so well but can’t quite remember. Have the lights gone dim? This must be the place. (Free)