Nov 262012

Loyola University will premiere “El Nogalar,” a contemporary adaptation of Chekhov’s “The Cherry Orchard” set in Mexico, Wednesday (Nov. 28) with five performances running through Dec. 2.

For more information see the following press release:

Loyola Theatre presents New Orleans premiere of ‘El Nogalar’

The Department of Theatre Arts and Dance at Loyola University New Orleans continues its season with the New Orleans premiere of Tanya Saracho’s “El Nogalar,” an explosive tale of humor and heartache in today’s changing Mexico. The play will run in the Lower Depths Theater in the Communications/Music Complex Nov. 28, 29, 30 and Dec. 1 at 8 p.m. and Dec. 2 at 2 p.m.

“El Nogalar,” directed by Laura Hope, is a moving story about family and self-identity set against the impending issues plaguing Mexico today. A contemporary adaptation of Anton Chekhov’s classic, “The Cherry Orchard,” Saracho’s play is set in present-day Northern Mexico and portrays an upper-class Mexican family about to lose their pecan orchard. The play charts the family’s experience as their way of life is threatened by encroaching drug cartels, violence and economic upheaval.

Tickets are $12 for general admission and $8 for Loyola faculty, staff, students and seniors. For tickets and information, visit or call 504-865-2074. Free parking is available in the West Road Garage located on West Road and accessible from St. Charles Avenue.

For more information, contact Jess Brown in Loyola’s Office of Public Affairs at or call 504-861-5882.

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