ALL'S WELL Comes to Shakespeare Fest
While New Orleans celebrates its 300th birthday, the Festival commemorates an anniversary of its own. The New Orleans Shakespeare Festival at Tulane will open its 25th summer season with Shakespeare's comedy All's Well That Ends Well for the first time in its history.
Helena loves Bertram, but he's not so sure. After all, she's a poor orphan and he's a handsome gentleman. But all is fair in love and war, and Helena's romantic goose chase makes for a dark comedy and a wild ride.
The show's director, Amy Holtcamp, has directed noteworthy productions across the country and currently serves on the faculty at the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts. "One of the things I like best about the play is that it is filled with women who all like each other, stand by each other, and help one another. It's unusual to see that in a modern script, let alone a play from hundreds of years ago. It's also immensely funny!" says Holtcamp.
The show features some of the region's most celebrated actors, including Liann Pattison - award-winning actress and Broadway veteran, and her real-life husband Silas Cooper - head of NOCCA's Drama Department. The show also stars NOLA Project company members Alex Ates and A.J. Allegra. The entire cast can be found at http://neworleansshakespeare.org/performers/
7:30p performances will take place on June 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, and 16. 1:30p performances will take place on June 3, 10, and 17. Tickets range from $20-$30. Discounts are available for students, teachers, seniors, and Tulane employees. More details can be found at www.neworleansshakespeare.org .The mission of the New Orleans Shakespeare Festival at Tulane is to produce professional, classical theatre with a primary focus upon the works of William Shakespeare. Our commitment is to utilize local, national, and international talent to create dynamic, visceral, text-based performances celebrating Shakespeare's brilliant insight into the human condition. With this programming we will provide to the people of the Gulf South both entertainment and educational resources of the highest quality, honoring Shakespeare's legacy.
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