A unique, socially conscious performance company, the Cripple Creek Theatre’s mantra to inspire its audiences into public action has taken on new significance in the current spirit of reconstruction sweeping New Orleans.
Choosing ambitious, large-cast productions with a diverse company of actors, Cripple Creek’s past productions have taken aim at satire of Louisiana’s political history (The Green, Gold and Purple Shuffle) and the folly of war (Bury the Dead), interspersing well known social commentary pieces along the way, like Jean Giradeux’s The Madwoman of Chaillot and Dario Fo’s We Won’t Pay! We Won’t Pay! Specializing in the device of “invisible theatre”, productions are often performed in unconventional public areas, inviting audiences into a uniquely interactive viewing experience.
A frequent participant in the yearly Tennessee Williams Literary Festival, Cripple Creek Theatre Company also hosts the Louisiana Stage Writers Workshop, for the development of new works.
Cripple Creek Theatre Company Information
- Public Transportation: Varies by venue
- Handicapped Accessible: Varies by venue
- Performance/Programs: Schedule is Thursday through Saturday
- Tickets: Single tickets are $10
- Subscriptions: Available, but no discount offered.