The New Orleans Shakespeare Festival at Tulane celebrated its 24th anniversary with an Opening Night Party following a performance of The Taming of the Shrew in the lobby of Tulane University’s Lupin Hall.

The production was done in partnership with Cripple Creek Theatre Company, directed by Emilie Whelan.

Board members donated a variety of cheeses, finger sandwiches and cookies for the reception, which 175 guests attended. The event raised awareness and funds for the New Orleans Shakespeare Festival at Tulane, which produces professional, classical theatre with a primary focus on the works of William Shakespeare.

Each year, The New Orleans Shakespeare Festival at Tulane utilizes local, national and international talent to create dynamic performances celebrating Shakespeare’s insight into the human condition. This programming provides both entertainment and educational resources to the Gulf South while honoring Shakespeare’s legacy.

Martin Sachs serves as the Artistic Director and Chair of Tulane Theatre and Dance; Clare Moncrief is Managing Director of The New Orleans Shakespeare Festival at Tulane; and Chaney Tullos is Director of Operations.