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Southern Rep Announces New Theatre



After a few years in diaspora, Southern Rep will once again have a home. On Thursday (2.19), the local theatre company along with Rose Community Development Corporation and Alembic Community Development announced that the vacant St. Rose de Lima Church (2545 Bayou Road) in Mid-City will renovated into a performing arts center for Southern Rep.


Offerman's Dunces Broadway Bound?


Yesterday, The Daily News received lots of attention for the paper’s Trump/Palin slamming “I’m With Stupid” wood. However, the paper also ran a story of greater interest to New Orleanians. The News reported that A Confederacy of Dunces may be heading to Broadway soon.


One For Eight


Over the last five years, Quentin Tarantino made enough visits to New Orleans to provide locals with a host of NSFW stories about their encounters with the director. Apparently, he liked SoLa. The AMC Elmwood Palace in Harqhan made the short list of theaters picked to screen Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight.


Blue Dreams


In the past few years, an influx of reopened venues resulted in a surge of touring bands adding the Crescent City to their itineraries. However, a couple of announcements are heralding some unconventional entertainment coming to town. The Blue Man Group will play the Sanger and “Kim The Happy Medium” will come to the Civic.


And Finale!

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.

Trying Solo


Prepare the opera glasses! The Faux/Real Festival of Arts is rolling into a final weekend with a bang. Not only are several productions wrapping up their three week runs, but several new shows have opened. Many of these premiers are solo performances found within one of Faux/Real's sub-fests, the Razor’s Edge.


Stalking the Razor's Edge


The Razor’s Edge Solo Performance Festival opened this weekend at the Faux/Real Festival with a full slate of one performer programming. NoDef checked out the offerings so you find somehting to your liking whether it is serious drama or sideshow.


Arts Starts

Faux/Real Fest Lineup Reveal



The Faux/Real Festival of the Arts provided a sneak peak at their November lineup today. The fest will include over 80 performing arts productions, 30 food and drink events, and 60 literary readings. The schedule spans the gamut from classics to the avant-garde.


Tulane Adds Boy of Summer


Summer has yielded to autumn, but up at Tulane all eyes are still on the hot season. The University’s Summer Lyric Theatre announced that Michael McKelvey will take the helm as the new Artistic Director succeeding B. Michael Howard.


The Sunday Critic

Marie Antoinette: Let Them Eat Revisionism



With Marie Antoinette, the NOLA Project twerks across the line separating hip from hipper-than-thou…then, thanks to the subtlety of its director and leading lady, pivots back to credibility again.


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Renard Boissiere, Evan Z.E. Hammond, Naimonu James, Wilson Koewing, J.A. Lloyd, Nina Luckman, Dead Huey Long, Alexis Manrodt, Joseph Santiago, Andrew Smith, Cynthia Via, Austin Yde

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Michael Weber, B.A.

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Linzi Falk

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Alexis Manrodt


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