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Faux/Real Fest's Final Weekend



Hungry for the arts? With almost 40 oerformances at the Faux/Real Festival of the Arts this wekeend, you're in luck. Whether you're looking for some serious ideology or just want to laugh, the fest has a few options. NoDef runs through your choices for the weekend.

State of Play: 8.27-9.09


Compiled by Michael Martin

The fall theatre season is upon us. Early offerings are beginning this week with a Katrina retrospective, new work from Jim Fitzmorris, and the NOLA Project's "Marie Antoinette." On the North Shore, lesbians and hitches are in, and Mary Poppins is ready to take flight. Click on through for all of this week's offerings.


State of Play: 8.21-8.26


The lull before the storm ahs begun. The theatre scene in NOLA is in the midst of a reprieve in advance of fall seasson. However, there are still some shows to see. The Cradle Will Rock, Flowers in the Attic, and What Difference Does It Make are continuing their sucessful runs.


State of Play: 8.13-8.19


Compiled by Michael Martin

NOLA theatre is almost as hot as the mercury this week. Four new productions are opening including the highly anticipated Flowers in the Attic. Holdovers usch as the much ballyhooed Book of Liz and The Cradle will Rock are continuing their runs. Click on through for full listings.


State of Play: Theatre Listings 7.29-8.12


Compiled by Michael Martin

These are unusually lively dog days for the New Orleans theatre scene. A much-missed venue reopens under new management, an equally missed company returns with one of its biggest productions to date, two ambitious new companies make their debuts…and it isn’t even Labor Day yet.


State of Play: Theatre Listings 6.03-6.09


Compiled by Michael Martin

Three major dramas open this week, including two area premieres and one world premiere. Plus, a couple hits continue their run. So, as the weather heats up, enjoy the cool inside of a theatre. Click through for full listings.


State of Play: Theatre Listings 5.26-6.02


Compiled by Michael Martin

Tourist season may be tapering off, but theatre season is stil on full blast. Arlen, Darlin'Creep Cuts, and Rent are all opening. Verbatim Verbotem is returning and Sondheim's Merrily, We Roll Along is, well, rolling along. Click on through for a full rundown of this week's offerings.


The Sunday Critic

Theatre Review: She Was Born



Last year a friend brought to my attention a quotation from the famed producer, playwright, and critic Robert Brustein that is much less sunny than he thought it to be. "The primary function of a theater is not to please itself, or even to please its audience. It is to serve talent." I take Mr Brustein to mean that theatre has no higher goal than to make it possible for genius to operate, fully and freely, whatever it takes.


State of Play: 5.06-5.11


Compiled by Michael Martin

Jazz Fest is over. A crop of new productions are taking the stage this week. Plus, there's much more to come throughout May and into June. Theatre's last big push until fall is gearing up right now.


Southern Rep Releases 2015-2016 Schedule


Southern Rep still does not have a permanent home, but the local theatre company is rolling out lots of work. The group just announced their 2015-2016 schedule. Plays will tackle art versus reality, a Shreveport murder, masculinity framed by football, and a Tennessee Williams classic.


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