Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare was the showcased performance at the annual “New Orleans Shakespeare Festival Opening Night Party” hosted by Tulane University. The festival produces professional, classical theatre with a primary focus upon Shakespeare’s works and additionally provides a remount of one of its summer productions in January of the following year for area high school students.

The lobby of Lupin Hall was decorated with posters and production pictures of past performances.

Courtesy of The Advisory Board, guests enjoyed delicious small muffulettas, cheese and fruit, bite-sized sandwiches and cookies, along with rosé, red and white wines.

Board members, patrons, guests, actors, faculty and staff of the Shakespeare Festival came together to herald the summer season of theatre.

Event at a Glance

What: “Opening Night Party,” benefiting The New Orleans Shakespeare Festival at Tulane

When: Friday, June 14

Where: Tulane University’s Lupin Hall

Philanthropic Fun: Spectacular Shakespeare

Martin Sachs, Burton Tedesco and Ellen Bull

Philanthropic Fun: Spectacular Shakespeare

Kevin Macku, Shelley Johnson and Graham Burk