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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.


Faux/Real Week Two Lineup

The Faux/Real Festival of the Arts is entering the second wekend of a three week run. With over 150 events, all the choices can get a bit confusing. So, NoDef compiled a quick rundown of your choices this weekend. Click on through to check out the offerings.

Faux Sure!

Faux/Real Fest Ready to Roll

Faux/Real fest's marathon of arts events is set to kick off on Wednesday (11.04). The fest's Opening Night Gala at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art will get the party rolling, but the meat lies in the week's ahead.

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.

State of Play: 9.18-9.24

Compiled by Michael Martin

After a slew of openings last week, the fall theatre season has attained cruising altitude. A new installation of 3x3 is added to the mix as is The Misanthrope at UNO. Plus, nine other productions are continuing their runs. Check out the full listings below.

Renaissance Share

Dillard University’s theatre department is entering its 80th year. That makes the program the oldest in its discipline in the Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) system. To celebrate the anniversary Dillard is hosting "Renaissance Bleu: Pop Up Art & Fundraising Dining Experience" on Saturday, October 17th.

State of Play: 9.10-9.16

Compiled by Michael Martin

Bam! Labor Day is over. The fall season approaches full force. Six new productions are opening this week. Plus, "Marie Antoinette" and "Be A New Orleanian" continue their popular runs.

Inside the Orpheum

NOLA Theater Gem Returns (Photos)

Photos by Jamey Shaw

New Orleans’ theatre district continues to grow. The Orpheum Theater is finally ready to reopen following a decade long hiatus. Today, the Theater opened their doors to the media to provide a sneak-peak of the completely restored Beaux Arts gem.

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