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'A Midsummer Night's Dream' Returns to NOMA Sculpture Garden


Way back in May, a production of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream in the New Orleans Museum of Art's Sculpture Garden dazzled all who came. As NoDef Drama Critic Jim Fitzmorris wrote, "Endlessly inventive with its surroundings, this Midsummer is a love letter from the young theatre company to romantics all across the city." Trouble is, there were only four engagements, and not all of the city's romantics got to follow the story around City Park for themselves. Luckily, the NOLA Project has decided for an October encore, which starts tomorrow night.


Today's Events: 9.9.11


September 9, when Hurricane Betsy hit NOLA and left over $1 billion in damages (1965), when NBC was formed (1926), when the first actual computer bug was found, after a moth lodged itself into a Harvard University computer (1947), when Elvis first appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show (1956),  when Leo Tolstoy (1828), and Otis Redding (1941) were born, and Albert Spalding’s death (1915). Don't let tonight be shown from the waist up. Check out these events:


Today's Events: 8.5.11


August 5, when The Mayflower departed from Southampton, England for North America (1620), when the U.S. abolished flogging (1861), when American Bandstand debuted (1957), and when Nelson Mandela was jailed. He would not be released until 1990. (1962). It's the birthday of Neil Armstrong (1930) and Funkmaster Flex (1968), it's the last day of Marilyn Monroe (1962), and it's International Beer Day. So raise a glass, and head to the following:


The New Paradigm

A Post Le Petit New Orleans



During the same time that the crisis at Le Petit Theatre was mounting, NoDef Drama Critic Jim Fitzmorris notes that the rest of the New Orleans theatre community was shifting courses, and locales.


Sculpting the Bard

Facing the Stage



CITY PARK - The NOLA Project’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream is one joyous surprise after another.


A Feast of Languages

Facing the Stage



NoDef's drama critic offers a guide to viewing three local Shakespeare productions premiering over the next month


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