In January of each year the Festival stages a full-length professional production of one of Shakespeare’s frequently studied plays, performed on Tulane’s campus as a field trip opportunity for middle and high school students. These performances are often the only opportunity students have to see live professional theatre and, more often, their first live Shakespearean performance.
The Festival’s production is part of Shakespeare in American Communities, a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.
Announcing the January 2015 production:
The reservation form and instructions can be downloaded here: AMND 2015 Reservation form
Performances will be held at 10:00am on January 7, 8, 9, 13, 14, 15 and 16, 2015 in Dixon Hall on the Tulane campus.
Runtime of the show is approximately two hours with no intermission. An optional talkback session with members of the company follows each performance, and each participating school receives a play-specific study guide.
Tickets are only $10 per student, and one free chaperone ticket is provided for each fifteen students. Additional chaperones pay only $10.
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The National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest presents Shakespeare in American Communities. The New Orleans Shakespeare Festival at Tulane is one of 40 professional theater companies selected to participate in bringing the finest productions of Shakespeare to middle- and high-school students in communities across the United States. This is the twelfth year of this national program, the largest tour of Shakespeare in American history.