The Bard is back in New Orleans! The New Orleans Shakespeare Festival, like so many other festivals, productions, and live shows, was cancelled last summer as the COVID-19 pandemic made any event in-person impossible. This year, the Shakespeare Festival has returned with a production of A Comedy of Errors, a tale of mistaken identity and mischief as a pair of twins that were switched find themselves in the same city as adults. The festival's production has set the hilarity that ensues in the 1980s, filled with all the bright colors and oversized suits of the time.
A Comedy of Errors, directed by Jon Greene, runs from now to Saturday, August 7, in Tulane University's Lupin Theater, located at 150 Dixon Hall Annex. All nighttime performances begin at 7:30 p.m., except the Saturday and Sunday matinees which begin at 1:30 p.m. Although it has a 13-show run, the Saturday and Sunday shows of its opening weekend are already completely sold out, so get your tickets while you still can!
General performance tickets are $39, senior tickets are $33, and student tickets are $24. Attendees can even purchase one of artist James Bartelle's Shakespeare newly commissioned artwork pieces as a print or on a shirt or mug by visiting The New Orleans Shakespeare Festival's website.
At this time, audience members are strongly encouraged to wear masks while watching the performance. The cast has been vaccinated and will not be wearing masks while performing.
For more information about A Comedy of Errors and to buy tickets, visit the New Orleans Shakespeare Festival's website.