Appreciate New Orleans Theater at the Besthoff Sculpture Garden for Shakespeare’s ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’


The towering sculptures and oak trees of the New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA) Besthoff Sculpture Garden sets the scene for a long-awaited performance this spring. The NOLA Project and NOMA will co-produce Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” Throughout May, Shakespeareans can lounge in lawn chairs or on blankets, beer and snacks in hand, and savor the drama.

‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’

Father of many magnum opuses, William Shakespeare, is a legendary literary figure in comedy and tragedy. A Midsummer Night’s Dream is an enchanting comedy that debuted in 1605 yet still captivates audiences today.

The plotline commences when four Athenians clash with a civilization of forest fairies. Their interactions always succeed in making audiences weak with laughter. Whimsical and comical in nature, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” will entertain viewers of all ages.

After a twelve-year hiatus, The NOLA Project and NOMA will co-produce “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” This production promises magnificence with Brittany N. Williams as the lead director and a cast of talented theatre artists.

About the NOLA Project

Andrew Larimer founded the nonprofit organization the NOLA Project with community outreach and entertainment in mind. Since 2005 the project has produced over 100 original works and recreations with a revolving cast of actors, designers, and writers.

The NOLA Project promises to “Challenge, entertain, and engage diverse New Orleans audiences through adventurous productions of classic works, the development of innovative new plays, and practical education opportunities.”

NOMA’s Besthoff Sculpture Garden

The Besthoff Sculpture Garden is surrounded by greenery and fragrant blooming flowers on the outskirts of NOMA’s property. The garden spans seven acres and hosts more than 90 peculiar sculptures. Visitors can wander the grounds in awe of each installation, whether a 20-foot safety pin or a solid bronze snail. The massive works of art combined with the picturesque scenery and mirror-like lagoons complement the Shakespearean adaptation effortlessly.

May Show Dates

Alongside a captivating production, viewers can enjoy alcoholic beverages from the on-site bar. Foodies can indulge in offerings from popular local food trucks stationed near the garden. The NOLA Project recommends attendees arrive early and bring their own seating arrangements. Premier tickets are available for those desiring reserved seating at an additional cost.

The symbolic curtain rises at the Besthoff Sculpture Garden’s oak grove at 7:30 p.m. on the following dates:

● Wednesday, May 10
● Thursday, May 11
● Friday, May 12
● Sunday, May 14
● Wednesday, May 17
● Thursday, May 18
● Friday, May 19
● Sunday, May 21
● Wednesday, May 24
● Thursday, May 25
● Friday, May 26
● Sunday, May 28

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