The Stranger Disease

Upcoming occurrences of this event:
March 23, 6:00PM – 7:30PM, 2018
March 23, 8:00PM – 9:30PM, 2018
March 24, 6:00PM – 7:30PM, 2018
March 24, 8:00PM – 9:30PM, 2018
March 25, 3:00PM – 4:30PM, 2018

The Louisiana State Museum, Friends of the Cabildo, and Goat in the Road Productions present The Stranger Disease, an immersive, original, historically inspired performance taking place at Madame John’s Legacy. During the show, audience members will be able to freely explore the historic property, following the characters and story lines they choose. An accompanying exhibit, free and open to the public during the weekdays, will highlight the museum's collection and the rich history of Madame Johns’ Legacy.

March 23 – April 15
Show times: Thursday – Saturday at 6pm & 8pm, Sundays at 3pm
Tickets are $25 and available at

Set in 1878, The Stranger Disease follows seven people who live in, or orbit around, Madame John’s Legacy, as rumors of what will be one of the city’s worst yellow fever epidemics begin to spread. Navigating post-Reconstruction New Orleans, as well as a romance that crosses the color line, the characters must decide whether to stay or leave in the face of a possible quarantine.

Created by the Goat in the Road in collaboration with LSM historians, The Stranger Disease features award winning performers and designers, working to immerse audiences in the rich and complicated history of the French Quarter, and generate a renewed interest in the historic property.

Funding for The Stranger Disease has been provided by The New Orleans Theatre Association and the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities. Goat in the Road is supported by a Community Arts Grant from the City of New Orleans and a grant from the Louisiana Division of the Arts, Office of Cultural Development, Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism, in cooperation with the Louisiana State Arts Council, and the National Endowment for the Arts, a Federal agency. These grants are administered by the Arts Council of New Orleans.

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