In 1994, responding to the lack of a Shakespeare-focused theatre in New Orleans, four Tulane University professors established the Tulane Summer Shakespeare Festival, which evolved into the New Orleans Shakespeare Festival at Tulane.
To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the festival, Tulane’s Lupin Hall was the site of the opening night party for Shakespeare’s All’s Well That Ends Well. The event was sponsored and chaired by the Advisory Board of the Shakespeare Festival at Tulane. Approximately 200 patrons attended the performance and enjoyed wine and light bites.
The Shakespeare Festival also produced Macbeth this season, which will be remounted in January 2019 for the Annual Performance for the Schools.
The mission of the festival is to produce professional classical theatre with a primary focus upon the works of Shakespeare, utilizing local, national and international talent to celebrate Shakespeare’s brilliant insight into the human condition. The goal of the programming is to provide the people of the Gulf South both entertainment and educational resources of the highest quality, honoring Shakespeare’s legacy.
Event at a Glance
What: “Opening Night Party,” benefiting New Orleans Shakespeare Festival at Tulane
Where: Lupin Theater, Tulane University
When: Friday, June 1
Jenn Jacobs, Capt. Bob Phillips, Cassie Worley and Juan Barona
Ted Martin with Caroline and Arthur Nead