February 5, 2016 8:45 AM
The New Orleans Shakespeare Festival at Tulane University has announced a historic 2016 season and a new fundraising campaign that will help ensure its bright future.“In 2016, New Orleans will present one of the most unique celebrations of Shakespeare’s life in the world,” says Martin Sachs, the festival’s artistic director.
• World-renowned actor Lisa Wolpe will put on her one-woman show, Shakespeare and the Alchemy of Gender, from May 20–22.
• Shakespeare’s The Two Gentlemen of Verona will run June 18–July 2.• The Illusion by Tony Kushner, freely adapted from Pierre Corneille’s L’Illusion Comique, will run from July 23–Aug. 6.
• Two collaborations with The NOLA Project, entitled By Any Scenes Necessary, will run June 21 and July 27, each performance for one night only.In May, the Newcomb Art Museum of Tulane will be home to the exhibition “First Folio! The Book that Gave Us Shakespeare.”
“This endowment will support the important work of the festival and bring it to the next level,” says Edward “Ted” Martin, chair of the Shakespeare Festival’s advisory board.
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