PHOTO BY BOB MURRELL
See ’Em On Stage Productions presented Triassic Parq at Valiant Theatre and Lounge.
Richard Mayer announced on his Facebook page
that the Valiant Threatre and Lounge is closed.
The full statement says: "My business partner has taken steps which make it impossible for the Valiant to continue operating. I am terribly sorry to say that we will be shutting down effective immediately. This is particularly unfortunate because the last few months have been our best to date, and we had shows booked through the end of 2018. Thank you all for your support, and I will let you know what comes next.
Illegitimi non carborundum."
Reached via email, Mayer declined to comment, but is looking to find venues for shows booked through the end of 2018.
Mayer has produced and hosted theatrical productions, comedy and burlesque at the venue. Prior to opening the Valiant in fall 2016, Mayer ran the Shadowbox Theatre at 2400 St. Claude Ave. for six years. It hosted New Orleans Fringe Festival shows, theater productions and more.