THE ILLUSION Rounds Out New Orleans Shakespeare Festival Season

New Orleans' professional classical theatre company will close its 2016 season with Tony Kushner's adaptation of Pierre Corneille's baroque masterpiece L'Illusion Comique. This production features the work of an impressive team of Louisiana-born professional artists - including one of the world's most celebrated playwrights.

Pridamant, in search of his estranged son, desperately seeks the help of a mysterious sorcerer. But Pridamant is not prepared for what the old hermit reveals. Both hilarious and moving, The Illusion will have audiences enthralled until the very end.

"Like most Shakespeare Festivals, we are committed to presenting classical works of all types to our patrons, and this play is a perfect addition to our season," said Clare Moncrief, the Festival's Managing Director. "Mr. Kushner's beautiful and funny adaptation allows modern audiences to experience the true magic of Corneille's tale," said Chaney Tullos, the show's director.

The outstanding cast has also collectively performed in theatres across the world as well as in film and television.

Their bios can be found here: http://neworleansshakespeare.org/performers/

The Illusion will run from July 23 - August 6 in the Lupin Theater on the Tulane uptown campus.

7:30 pm performances will be held on July 23, 28, 29, 30, and August 4, 5, 6.

1:30 pm matinees will be held on July 24, 31, and August 6.

General admission tickets are $30. Discounts are available for students, seniors, and Tulane employees. Runtime is approximately two hours, including one fifteen-minute intermission. More details can be found at www.neworleansshakespeare.org .

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