The New Orleans Shakespeare Festival at Tulane opened its 22nd season with the production of Cymbeline by William Shakespeare. It was the first time that this play had been performed by the festival.

Following the play, the “Opening Night Party” unfolded in Tulane’s Lupin Hall. Guests, patrons and actors about 150 in all, enjoyed wine and cheese as everyone celebrated the triumphant production..

Production photos from Shakespeare Festival seasons past, as well as 2015 company members, added to the ambience in Lupin Hall.

The New Orleans Shakespeare Festival at Tulane also produced the following this season: Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest (July 11-25); Incarnate, an original interdisciplinary artistic experience created in collaboration with Compleat Stage (July 15-22); and The Gavin Mahlie “All Things Shakespeare” Program (August 6-9).

The “Opening Night Party” benefits the Shakespeare Festival at Tulane, which raises awareness for the Shakespeare Festival Season and its educational components.


EVENT AT A GLANCE

What: “Opening Night Party,” benefiting New Orleans Shakespeare Festival at Tulane University
When: Saturday, June 13
Where: Lupin Hall, Tulane University