The “2014 Season Preview Party” of the New Orleans Shakespeare Festival concurred alongside the final dress rehearsal of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. The elegant evening transported guests from Tulane’s Lupin Theatre into a mystical forest of magic and comedy.
The board of the Shakespeare Festival put on this Preview Party. Members of the board include Herschel Abbott, Mark Adams, Juan Barona, Bonnie Boyd, Marie Cahn, Adee Heebe, Louise Hoffman, Ted Martin, Barbara Motley, Max Nathan, Quinn Peeper and Cassie Worley. The full lineup of the 21st season of the New Orleans Shakespeare Festival that concluded in early August included The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged), Luna Series: An Exploration of Shakespeare’s Women and Twelfth Night.
Prior to the performance, attendees participated in a cocktail reception. After the play, guests were treated to a reception, which included champagne and desserts with the cast. Food was provided by Joel Catering for supporters and cast members, and there was a raffle for two items: a weekend for two at the Windsor Court Hotel and dinner for four plus a case of wine from Marcello’s Restaurant. A host of devotees from the community returned to the Shakespeare Festival this year, including a number of Tulane faculty and staff.
The Shakespeare Festival at Tulane has produced quality productions for the New Orleans community since 1994. It has also brought Shakespeare to public and private schools through its Shakespeare on the Road program.
EVENT AT A GLANCE
What: “2014 Season Preview Party,” benefiting New Orleans Shakespeare Festival at Tulane
When: Friday, June 13
Where: Lupin Theatre at Tulane University