Wednesday, Dec 12, 6:30-7:30 PM

Lafayette No.1 – a play by Mandy Conner

Lusher's Lions Gate Theater (Freret Campus)
Getting there
5624 Freret Street, New Orleans, LA

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