The NOLA Project has found an appropriate venue to render a finely crafted piece of art. Their current production of Shakespeare’s tragedy of “Romeo and Juliet” is nestled appropriately between other works of art by acknowledged masters. Except for the prologue presented just outside the entrance to the museum, the Great Hall of the New Orleans Museum of Art with its magnificent marble balcony and staircase is the setting for this two-hours long presentation performed without any intermission.
As Juliet, Kristin Witterschein delivers an exquisite performance, making the Bard’s words float effortlessly into the ether and landing like fruitful tidings on the ears of the audience. She is a delight to the eyes as well and shows a remarkable presence even among her other very talented peers.
Alex Martinez Wallace is Romeo and his measured and earnest portrayal of a young man hopelessly in love is noteworthy. Wallace is also the fight choreographer and utiizes his talents to stage the many swordfights and altercations that take place within the tragedy.
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