Press Release Published December 8th, 2011 ACCESS PRESS KIT & LOGOS

NOMA, the NOLA Project present "Romeo and Juliet" in the Great Hall

NOMA, the NOLA Project present Romeo and Juliet in the Great Hall

(NEW ORLEANS, LA) The NOLA Project continues its successful partnership with The New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA) this December as they present Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet inside the museum's Great Hall. Shows will be on December 8, 10, 11, 15, 17 and 18 at 7:30 p.m.

Featuring a twenty person cast of award-winning actors and musicians, Romeo and Juliet tells the classic tale of star-crossed young lovers who embark on a fatally doomed romance.

The site-specific, limited-seating production will utilize NOMA's Great Hall with its towering columns and sprawling marble balconies to present an exciting, interactive production unlike anything New Orleans audiences have ever seen.

"Just as NOMA's Sculpture Garden became a character in Midsummer Night's Dream, our Great Hall sets the tone for this production," said NOMA Director Susan Taylor. "We are delighted to be working with the NOLA Project and collaborating on these site-specific theatre performances."

NOMA and the NOLA Project have partnered in two sold-out productions of A Midsummer Night's Dream in NOMA's Besthoff Sculpture Garden as well as the Tony Award-winning comedy Art by Yasmina Reza.

"This NOLA Project collaboration fits in with our mission to inspire the love of art," Taylor said. "We are challenging and engaging a new public with this partnership. Performing arts, as well as visual arts, are vital to the cultural livelihood of our city."

ROMEO AND JULIET CAST & INFORMATION??

Director James Bartelle helms a cast that includes A.J. Allegra, Alex Martinez Wallace, Andrew Larimer, Francesca McKenzie, James Yeargain, Jim Wright, Kate Kuen, Kristin Witterschein, Kyle June Williams, Martin Covert, Matt Standley, Morrey McElroy, Natalie Boyd, Richard Alexander Pomes, and Zach Rogers.

WHAT: Romeo and Juliet performed in NOMA's Great Hall

WHEN: December 8, 10, 11, 15, 17 and 18 Seating begins at 6:30 p.m. Shows begin at 7:30 p.m.

WHERE: NOMA's Great Hall, 1st floor

TICKETS: General Admission: $24
NOMA Members: $12
University Students: $12 (Standing Room Only)
Purchase tickets online at: www.noma.eventbrite.com

Due to the confines of the space, seating for the production will be limited and advanced purchase is recommended.

ABOUT NOLA PROJECT
Founded six years ago, the NOLA Project prides itself on the creation of new theatrical works, high quality performances of relevant great works. By serving as a resource to area students and artists, The NOLA Project hopes to be one of the standard bearers of New Orleans' artistic renaissance, sharing its work in the city and bringing word of New Orleans' revived arts scene to the rest of the country. For more information visit www.nolaproject.com.

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