Shakespeare Festival at Tulane announces 2016 season_lowres

New Orleans Shakespeare at Tulane presented Cymbeline in 2015.

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.