Widely regarded as Shakespeare’s smartest comedy, the NOLA Project performs As You Like It in NOMA’s Besthoff Sculpture Garden this May!
"At a time when many New Orleans theatre venues are in transition, we are proud to see NOMA and our Sculpture Garden as a new setting for plays," said NOMA Director Susan M. Taylor. "The NOLA Project is becoming known for these site-specific Shakespeare performances in our Great Hall and Sculpture Garden and it's thrilling to see these locations become an integral part of their plays."
The last collaborative project between NOMA and the NOLAProject in the Sculpture Garden earned five nominations from the Big Easy Awards, including Best Comedy of 2011.
Shakespeare’s As You Like It pairs perfect lovers who, both banished, seek refuge where they meet in the Forest of Arden. Only one complication prevents their love from flourishing: the lovesick Rosalind is disguised as a man! As she teaches Orlando how to woo a woman her frustration yields to high comedy in this tale of cross-dressing, mistaken identity, and love, filled with poetry, song, slapstick humor, and shrewd observations about human nature.
Featuring the talents of James Bartelle, Natalie Boyd, Kathlyn Carson, Keith Claverie, Mike Harkins, Clint Johnson, Kate Kuen, Michael Krikorian, Jason Kirkpatrick, Michael Aaron Santos, Kris Shaw, Michael Sullivan, Alex Martinez Wallace, Kristin Witterschein, and Jim Wright.
Directed by Sam Dudley.
When: General admission at 5pm. Come out to have dinner in the Garden! Food & beverages will be provided for an additional cost. The show begins at 7pm sharp.
Wednesday, May 9th (Food by: TBA)
Thursday, May 10th (Food by Crepes a la Cart)
Sunday, May 13th (Food by Crepes a la Cart)
Wednesday, May 16th (Food by: TBA)
Thursday, May 17th (Food by Crepes a la Cart)
Friday, May 18th (Food by Crepes a la Cart)
Sunday, May 20th (Food by Crepes a la Cart)
Admission is $16, and $8 for students, NOMA members and children under 17
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