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New Orleans Shakespeare Festival to Bring THE TEMPEST to Tulane

New Orleans Shakespeare Festival to Bring THE TEMPEST to Tulane

The New Orleans Shakespeare Festival at Tulane, New Orleans' professional classical theatre company, will close out its 24th Season with a magical production of Shakespeare's The Tempest.

"This play, considered to be the last play Shakespeare wrote alone, is an enthralling story about love, loss, and what's important in life," says Clare Moncrief, the show's director.

Wrongly accused and exiled for twelve years, Prospero sets out for revenge - and in the process, finds redemption. Both magical and moving, Shakespeare's masterpiece questions what it means to love and to forgive. It's a tale that the whole family will enjoy.

The show's cast features some of the region's most respected actors, as well as a few fresh faces. For more about the cast, visit neworleansshakespeare.org/performers.

Public performances of The Tempest will run from July 7-23 in the Lupin Theater on the Tulane uptown campus. Runtime is approximately two hours, including one fifteen-minute intermission. 7:30 pm performances will be held on July 7, 8, 14, 15, 21 & 22. 1:30 pm matinees will be held on July 9, 16, & 23.

General admission tickets are $30. Discounts are available for students, teachers, seniors, and Tulane employees.

A special "family day" will be held on Sunday July 9. Families who use the code "FAMILYFUN17" when purchasing tickets will receive free admission to a lunch and preshow talk. Check out neworleansshakespeare.org/the-tempest for details and restrictions.

Patrons can find more details 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.

Pictured: Payton Smith as Miranda, Reid Williams as Ferdinand. Artwork Cat Landrum.

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