Le Petit Theatre and NOAHH Partner for Death of a Salesman
NOAHH has been selected as Le Petit Theatre’s charitable partner in conjunction with Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman, May 9-24. The theatre has set a goal of raising $3,000 for the organization by collecting donations at each show. On May 20th, employees of Le Petit, along with the show’s cast and crew, will spend a day volunteering for the organization onsite.
“Death of a Salesman is a commentary on the American Dream and how the pursuit of one man’s ideal destroyed the central character, Willy Loman” stated Cassie Steck Worley, Executive Director of Le Petit Theatre. “It is as relevant today as it was when it was first produced in 1949. Habitat for Humanity has been such a positive force in our community, helping so many New Orleanians attain their own dream of owning a home, we felt they would be the perfect nonprofit partner for this production.”
“We like to say we give a hand up, not a hand out,” said Jim Pate, NOAHH executive director. “Our mission is to eliminate poverty housing, and to do that, we help our partner families never go back to substandard housing. Our program provides the tools needed not just to buy a home or build a home, but to maintain and keep a home once it’s bought. Our partner families are breaking the cycle of poverty housing. All of the hard work that goes into these homes is providing a hard working, low income family with a chance to share in the American Dream of homeownership and continuing that dream for generations to come.”
Tickets for Death of a Salesman range from $30 – $50 and may be purchased online at www.lepetittheatre.com or by visiting or calling the Le Petit Theatre’s box office at 504-522-2081 between 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. The Wednesday, May 21 performance features discounted ticket prices of $10 – $20.”