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Petit Reads: A Body of Water

July 18 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Le Petit Theater presents a public reading of award-winning playwright and producer Kelley Nicole Girod’s play A Body of Water as part of their Petit Reads series. A Body of Water is the third piece in Girod’s Louisiana trilogy that traces her family’s history in Louisiana and includes the plays This Stretch of Montpelier and The Faith Healer.

Set amidst the tempestuous backdrop of The Great Flood of 2016 in Baton Rouge, A Body of Water follows the story of Martha Girod, an affluent matriarch steeped in her Creole roots, who suddenly finds herself in an existential crisis as she grapples with her cancer recovery and a major life transition. In the face of the powers of nature and God, she is forced to confront a past that still haunts her when the storm leaves her and her husband temporarily unhoused, washing away the upper-middle-class stability they have long fought for, and unearthing her childhood trauma of living through Hurricane Camille. 

A Body of Water is directed by Girod’s longtime collaborator and native New Orleanian Andrew Block. Performing for this reading are Troi Bechet, Leslie Castay, Robert DoQui, Lara Grice, Keyara Milliner, and John Neisler.

Petit Reads events are free and open to the public, but tickets are required. Reserve your free seat for A Body of Water at lepetittheatre.com or call the Box Office at 504.522.2081; open Monday through Friday from Noon to 5 pm.


July 18
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Le Petit Theatre
616 St. Peter Street
New Orleans, Louisiana 70116 US
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