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NOMA’s Besthoff Sculpture Garden (5:00 PM)
The NOLA Project presents this festive comedy that pits two of Shakespeare's most beloved characters in a war of words and wits
1200 Robert E. Lee Blvd (5:00PM- 11:00 PM)
The Holy Trinity Cathedral is inviting Grecophiles of all ages out to Bayou St. John for goat burgers, traditional music and dancing, and regional libations
The Convention Center (6:00PM-9:00 PM)
An experience for both foodies and wine connoisseurs with live music by Flow Tribe
Zephyr Field (7:00 PM)
New Orleans baseball against the Omaha Storm Chasers
One Eyed Jacks (7:30)
Sketchy Characters Productions brings you a comedy sketch and web series that plays off the madness of the French Quarter
Shadowbox Theatre (8:00 PM)
Straightforward conversational drama explores one area's gentrification through 50 years
Art Klub, 513 Elysian Fields Ave (8:00 PM)
An interactive and sparkling performance presented by Nari Tomassetti
The Little Gem Saloon (8:00 PM)
The fourth evening of a chamber music festival that has something for classical aficionados and dilettantes alike
Howlin’ Wolf (9:00 PM)
A funky two night celebration of the band’s 30th anniversary
Circle Bar (10:00 PM)
Rock around Lee Circle tonight
NoDef Nods: Theatre
New Orleans Stages Top 12 of 2012, Plus Trends and New Plays in 2013
The New Orleans theatre scene's downtown renaissance continued to blossom in 2012, as the companies decided they liked each other so much that they'd work together. The continued addition of Shakespeare and Broadway in NOLA also gave the community a classical grounding that made the fringe seem even fringier. Here's a look at what we're still loving from 2012, and an early rundown of 2013 dates to save:
An Earnest Rendition
Skin Horse Theatre Brings Oscar Wilde's Importance of Being Earnest to the CAC
In the appreciated absence of a histrionic reinterpretation of Oscar Wilde’s classic drawing-room comedy, The Importance of Being Earnest (directed by Garrett Prejean), Skin Horse Theatre presents this favorite at The Contemporary Arts Center with earnestness, indeed, as it chuckles through a witty evisceration of social institutions and classist expectations.
The Lily's Revenge Brings More than 40 Players to One New Orleans Stage
Another huge local theatre collaboration is coming to New Orleans this weekend. Jess Bingham previews The Lily's Revenge, a five-act epic opening Wednesday in the Marigny.
52 Pickup: '24' Theatre Fest to Create 7 Plays in a Day
by Michael Cohn-Geltner
Fringe Fest may have tested the amount of theatre one can see in a day, but a new Festival is testing how much theatre one can make. This Friday, 52 people will have 24 hours to create seven plays that will play back-to-back Saturday evening. Since the concept has been around since the mid-90’s, it’s unclear if this will be the first “24” festival to take place in New Orleans, but it’s the first in recent memory. It will be an opportunity for all NOLA theater artists to come together and unleash their creativity, not to mention create their own piece of finished work.
The Hunting of the Snark
Facing the Stage: A Review
NoDef Theatre Writer Helen Jaksch heads to the CAC for the first of four March installments of the Skin Horse Theatre's stage adaptation of Lewis Carroll's The Hunting of the Snark.
Where Louisiana Congresspeople Stand on SOPA and PIPA
You're going to have to work to prove your friends wrong and find weird stuff on the Internets today, as sites like Wikipedia, BoingBoing, Reddit and even the online home of local drama collective The Skin Horse Theater are shut down for a 24 hours (That's about 5 years and 340 days in the Internet time contiuum). While cat pictures on the ICanHasCheezeburger network and Christopher Walken's biography will be missed, the Web geeks - nay, powers - say they're doing it for a good cause. They're mad about the support Congress and Hollywood appear to have thrown behind the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), and its sister bill. the Protect Intellectual Property Act (PIPA). As it turns out, three of our own are among these Congressional supporters.
5 Arresting Moments
Facing the Stage: A Year of New Orleans Theatre in Review
NoDef Theatre Critic Jim Fitzmorris looks back at a handful of awe-inspiring theatrical moments from 2011
Facing the Stage
NoDef's theatre critic reviews weekend performances of "Hedwig and the Angry Inch" and the premiere of three one-act plays by Tennessee Williams.
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