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State of Play: Theatre Listings 5.19-5.25


Compiled by Michael Martin

This week, theatre lovers have a dozen plays to choose between. Robin Hood and Antigone continue their much ballyhooed runs. Plus, two major musicals join the fray as the spring weather warms into summer. Click on through for all the details below.


The Sunday Critic

Theatre Review: Antigone



With just two productions in as many months, New Noise co-artistic director Joanna Russo has leapt to the top of the list of directors I admire. Following the perfectly executed Never Swim Alone for Elm Theatre with this all-female staging of Antigone for Lux et Umbra, Russo demonstrates thrilling mastery of the theatrical approach I least favor: director-centric, all light & movement & sound. If I want spectacle I go to the movies. On stage, especially in a storefront theater, I’m usually looking first for rich language delivered by exciting actors.


Today in NOLA: 5.15.15


In Mid City, the Bayou Boogaloo is ready to go. For the fested-out, there are lots of other events. Rap, theatre, burlesque, and a classic 80’s arena show are all kicking off this evening. On this day in 1915, Huey Long passed the Bar and became a “full-fledged lawyer.” Now, more to do tonight. 


State of Play: Theatre Listings 5.14-5.18


Compiled by Michael Martin

This week, Skin Horse is staging a one woman play and Lux et Umbra is staging a production of Antigone with many women. The much ballyhooed BOUDIN is wrapping up a run at Ashé and the NOLA Project's Robin Hood is lifting off outside at NOMA. Click on through for all the shows to see.


Today in NOLA: 5.09.15


The Music Box is wrapping up in City Park tonight, a classic play is opening downtown, and a crazy dinner party is coming to an undisclosed location. Over in City Park, soccer season is starting. On this day in 1944, country singer and former Governor Jimmie Davis, who wrote “You Are My Sunshine,” took office for his first term as governor of Louisiana. Now, more to do this Saturday. 


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