The New Orleans Shakespeare Festival at Tulane announced its 2016 summer season. The schedule includes Two Gentlemen of Verona, The Illusion, Tony Kushner's adaptation of L'Illusion Comique, and a night of improvised Shakespeare works by the NOLA Project called By Any Scenes necessary.
Tulane University's Newcomb Art Museum will host an exhibit featuring a copy of First Folio, the first anthology of Shakespeare's plays, published in 1623, seven years after Shakespeare's death. There are 233 surviving copies of the book. The expo runs May 9-31.
[jump] The season includes:
May 20-22 Shakespeare and the Alchemy of Gender. Lisa Wolpe presents a one-woman show exploring gender in Shakespeare's work.
June 18- July 2 Two Gentlemen of Verona. Jessica Podewell directs the tragedy.
June 21 & July 27 By Any Scenes Necessary. The NOLA Project improv two Shakespeare plays without scripts.
July 23 - Aug. 6 The Illusion. Chaney Tullos directs Tony Kushner's adaptation of Pierre Conelille's L'Illusion Comique.