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Due to the weather conditions today, NOMA and The NOLA Project's production of Much Ado About Nothing has been canceled for Friday, May 10th. Guests who have purchased tickets for this evening may choose another date of their choice to attend or request a refund. Detailed instructions will be emailed to those guests today. Thank you for your understanding.
NOMA, the NOLA Project present
Much Ado About Nothing in the Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden
The NOLA Project enters its third year of partnership with The New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA) this May as we present Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing inside the Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden. Shows will run Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays May 8-26 and Friday May 10 and 24. All performances begin at 7:00PM (Gates open at 5:00PM).
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.
Come be transported back into 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 (pictured below) as the famously fueding duo, this production promises to delight audiences with slapstick, dancing, music, poetry, and all with a touch of Southern charm.
MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING CAST & INFORMATION
Director Jason Kirkpatrick helms a cast that includes A.J. Allegra, Kathlyn Carson, John Haas, Kali Russell, Sam Dudley, Alex Martinez Wallace, Hope Barnard, Mistie Adams, Matt Standley, Stacy Lamorte, Sean Glazebrook, Price Provenzano, Travis Resor, Molly Ruben Long, Dr. Charles Ramos, and Ben Griffith.
WHAT: Much Ado About Nothing performed in the Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden
WHEN: Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays May 8-26 and Friday May 10 and 24
Seating begins at 5:00 p.m.
Shows begin at 7:00 p.m.
WHERE: The Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden next to NOMA in New Orleans City Park
WHO: NOMA & The NOLA Project
TICKETS: General Admission: $18
NOMA Members, University Students, Children (7 to 17): $10
Children 6 years and younger will not be admitted to the production.
Special Discount for Wednesday performances: General Admission: $12
NOMA Members, University Students, Children (7 to 17): $7
All sales are final. No refunds or exchanges will be permitted.
Due to subject matter children under 6 will not be admitted to the production.
No open flame bug candles allowed.
Seating is not provided. Please bring a light folding chair or blanket.
Due to the sculptures and architecture, outside food and beverages are not permitted.
Food vendors will be available on all nights and will rotate between Crepes a la Cart, Green To Go NOLA, and La Cocinita.
If you cannot print your tickets, a Check In list will be provided at the gate. Tickets will be listed under the purchaser's name.
NOMA Members are allotted 4 tickets at the discounted rate. To purchase or renew a membership please call 658-4130.
University students will be asked for a valid I.D. at admission.
Rain Date Information: If weather becomes a factor in cancelling a production, ticket holders will receive an email by 3pm on the affected date with instructions on how to choose an alternate date of their choice. Ticket prices will not be adjusted if a Wednesday date is chosen.
When & Where
The New Orleans Museum of Art
MISSION: The mission of the New Orleans Museum of Art is to inspire the love of art; to collect, preserve, exhibit and present excellence in the visual arts; to educate, challenge and engage a diverse public.
VISION: The guiding vision of the New Orleans Museum of Art is to advance its position as a premier national visual arts Museum vital to the cultural and educational life of our city, state and region.