The NOLA Project returns for its third triumphant year to NOMA's Besthoff Sculpture Garden with Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing
The Battle of the Sexes has never been so much fun!
Come be transported back in time with The NOLA Project's production of Much Ado About Nothing. Played in the romantic setting of NOMA's Besthoff Sculpture Garden and set near the turn of the century in the old American South, this hilarious and festive comedy pits two of Shakespeare's most beloved characters, Benedick and Beatrice, in a war of words and wits. Directed by Big Easy Award winner Jason Kirkpatrick and starring NOLA Project Artistic Director A.J. Allegra and Kathlyn Tarwater as the famously fueding duo, this production promises to delight audiences with slapstick, dancing, music, poetry, and all with a touch of Southern charm.
This production marks the sixth major theatrical collaboration between NOMA and The NOLA Project and is the third Shakespeare play to be presented under the stars in NOMA's beautiful sculpture garden. The two previous productions of 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' and 'As You Like It' were major critical hits and sold-out successes.
General Admission $18
NOMA Member $12
University Student w/ID $12
Children (7-17) $12
Special Wednesday Performance Ticket Pricing
General Admission $12
NOMA Member $7
University Student w/ID $7
Children (7-17) $7
To purchase tickets, click on the performance you are interested in attending!
Wednesday, May 8th
Thursday, May 9th
Friday, May 10th
Sunday, May 12th
Wednesday, May 15
Thursday, May 16th
There is no Friday performance this week
Sunday, May 19th
Wednesday, May 22nd
Thursday, May 23rd
Friday, May 24th
Sunday, May 26th
Please note that 5pm is the time that the garden gates open and seating begins. The actual performance begins at 7pm. Children under six will not be admitted. Guests must provide their own seating or sit on the grass. We highly recommend a blanket or some sort of collapsable chair. This performance will take place entirely in one location this year, so no moving will be necessary once audience members are settled. Thank you and enjoy the show!
Check out the rest of The NOLA Project's exciting 2012-2013 Season!
This production is brought to you with generous support from
Balm in Gilead
by Lanford Wilson
directed by Mark Routhier
A Co-Production with Cripple Creek Theatre Company
September 6-23 at NOCCA's Nims Black Box Theater
The setting is an all-night coffee shop on New York's upper Broadway, where the riff-raff, the bums, the petty thieves, the lost, and the desperate of the big city come together. Here we meet Joe, a novice drug dealer and Darlene, a naive new arrival to the big city, who seem to have the strength and the need to transcend the turmoil and ugliness of the life in which they found themselves. Award-winning director Mark Routhier helms a massive cast of twenty-five of the city's finest actors in this epic ode to the lost souls of society.
by James Bartelle
directed by Beau Bratcher
November 2-18 at Divine Yoga New Orleans
She Remembers follows Agatha, an Angel with amnesia who wakes up in a familiar theater. The stage is bare except for Agatha (of course) and a mysterious pile of papers. She doesn't know what else to do, so she begins reading.
As luck would have it, the mysterious papers turn out to be an unauthorized stage play about an Angel with amnesia.
...And divinity ensues! Come see this one-woman show by company member James Bartelle starring Natalie Boyd and prepare for a funny, touching, and ultimately miraculous journey through the workings of the human (and angelic) mind. We hope to present this production as a Bring-Your-Own-Venue production in part with the New Orleans Fringe Festival.
Romeo & Juliet
by William Shakespeare
directed by James Bartelle
November 28-December 16 at NOMA
Following last winter's sold-out hit production, we are bringing back Romeo & Juliet this December for an encore presentation in and around NOMA's magnificent Great Hall. Audiences will have the chance to not only witness the brutal street brawls, elegant dancing, and soaring language of true love, but with our interactive, site-specific production, they'll have a chance to be a part of it. Come experience the world's greatest love story in New Orleans' most elegant setting this December.
Catch the Wall
by Gabrielle Reisman
directed by Chris Kaminstein
When champion bounce MC, Benefit, dies unexpectedly, 6th graders Cleo and Justice set out to make a dance video so that their mentor's memory can live on. But when Benefit's ghost begins haunting the halls of their charter school, the girls must push back against their teacher's expectations and the dangers of their neighborhood, and find a story they can claim as their own. Catch the Wall, first shown to enthusiastic audiences in a June workshop performance at the C.A.C. is a multi-media bounce play, fueled by the music and culture of New Orleans.
Much Ado About Nothing
by William Shakespeare
directed by Jason Kirkpatrick
May 2013 at NOMA's Besthoff Sculpture Garden
The NOLA Project returns once again to The New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA) at the Besthoff Sculpture Garden to present a thrilling production of one of Shakespeare's most beloved comedies, Much Ado About Nothing. Everyone can see that Benedick and Beatrice are meant for each other...except Benedick and Beatrice. Hero and Claudio, themselves newly engaged, conspire to trick them into announcing their feelings and falling for each other. This production promises to use the beautiful Besthoff Sculpture in brand new and exciting ways as we mix music, dancing, and beautiful language to create an incredibly magical and romantic evening.
As we prepare for our exciting season, we want to introduce you to to our two new series of productions:
NOLA@NOMA and NOLA@Large.
NOLA@NOMA features theatre events produced in collaboration with The New Orleans Museum of Art in and around their beautiful facilities. These shows are exciting, thought-provoking and often family friendly works suited to the museum and its art collections. They make wonderful use of the unique performing environment of the museum, with its grand marble architecture, intimate galleries, and lush outdoor sculpture garden. NOLA@NOMA productions are quickly becoming the most celebrated theatre events in all of New Orleans!
NOLA@Large will bring audiences the thrilling theatre that they have come to expect from The NOLA Project in a variety of different performance venues and site-specific locations throughout New Orleans. Intense, Fun, High-Octane, Edge-Of-Your-Seat theatre that challenges and entertains in equal measure with a focus on ensemble performance is what we made our mission to perform eight years ago, and still do so today. With this series, you can expect great plays from great playwrights as well as brand new works and world premieres.