Directed by Brittany N. Williams
May 10-28, 2023
Besthoff Sculpture Garden
The audience favorite returns after 12 long years! Chaos takes center stage when four lovers, an amateur troupe of actors, and the fairy king and queen all converge on the woods outside of Athens.
This family-friendly MIDSUMMER will be presented outdoors in NOMA's Besthoff Sculpture Garden oak grove. Don't miss the magic this May!
All performances start at 7:30pm. Seating is bring your own (unless purchasing Premier tickets). Food trucks and a bar will be on site nightly.
$55 - Premier Seating - WHAT'S THIS?
$38 - Adult
$30 - NOMA Members
$20 - Under 21
$10 - Preview performances on 5/10 and 5/11
Online ticket sales end two hours prior to performances. If you wish to purchase tickets less than two hours prior to a show, you will need to do so in person at the show venue.
Production Manager - Jenny L. Billot
Stage Manager - Roger Bouche
Stage Manager - Destinie Collins
Stage Manager - Claire Schenck
Costume/Prop Designer - Kaci Thomassie
Costume/Prop Designer - Bridget Ann Boyle
Wardrobe - Justice Mosley
Puppet Design - Tessa Dufrene, Reid Williams
Sound Designer - Ryan Wiles
a co-production of
MEET THE WRITER
Altogether Shakespeare's works include 38 plays, 2 narrative poems, 154 sonnets, and a variety of other poems. No original manuscripts of Shakespeare's plays are known to exist today. It is actually thanks to a group of actors from Shakespeare's company that we have about half of the plays at all. They collected them for publication after Shakespeare died, preserving the plays. These writings were brought together in what is known as the First Folio ('Folio' refers to the size of the paper used). It contained 36 of his plays, but none of his poetry.
Shakespeare’s legacy is as rich and diverse as his work; his plays have spawned countless adaptations across multiple genres and cultures. His plays have had an enduring presence on stage and film. His writings have been compiled in various iterations of The Complete Works of William Shakespeare, which include all of his plays, sonnets, and other poems. William Shakespeare continues to be one of the most important literary figures of the English language.
Theseus/Oberon - Matthew Thompson
Hippolyta/Titania - Monica R. Harris
Egea/Snug - Ashley Ricord Santos
Hermia - Alexandria Miles
Lysander - Khiry Armstead
Demetrius - Matthew Raetz
Helena - J'aiLa Price
Peter Quince - A.J. Allegra
Nick Bottom - James Bartelle
Francis Flute - Keith Claverie
Tom Snout - Natalie Boyd
Robin Starveling - Megan Whittle
Robin "Puck" Goodfellow - Alex Martinez Wallace
Fairies - Reid Williams, Tessa Dufrene
This production is supported by a grant from
the New Orleans Theatre Association (NOTA)
This season is supported by a grant from the Louisiana Division of the Arts, Office of Cultural Development, Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism, in cooperation with the Louisiana State Arts Council. Funding has also been provided by the National Endowment for the Arts.