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The NOLA Project presents The Henchman: A Shakespeare Story
Thu, May 9th, 2019 at 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
ALERT: THE MAY 9 PRODUCTION HAS BEEN CANCELED DUE TO RAIN.
The NOLA Project returns to the Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden for yet another crowd-pleasing outdoor theatrical production in partnership with NOMA.
The Henchman: A Shakespeare Story, an imagined sequel by playwright Michael Aaron Santos to A Midsummer Night’s Dream, reveals the true story of Jacob, the little changeling boy who Oberon and Titania quarreled over many years ago. Unexpectedly learning that he the long-lost son of the King of India, Jacob discovers he must now flee his fairy-world homestead to escape the pursuit of Esau, Jacob’s warmongering brother, who is hellbent on dispatching Jacob, and claiming the throne. Oberon and Titania are forced to send Jacob with his faithful friend Puck to Greece to enlist the aid of Theseus and Hippolyta in an adventurous comedic sequel to the Bard’s timeless tale.
The Henchman runs Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Sundays at 7 pm from May 8 to 26. All seating is bring-your-own. Food trucks will be available at all performances as well as a fully stocked bar. No outside food or drink is allowed inside the Sculpture Garden other than food truck and NOMA bar items. This production will be staged in two locations; Act I will occur in the oak grove in the back of the current garden and Act II will move to the front pine grove during the intermission.
Rain Plan: For productions canceled due to inclement weather, we will notify all ticketed patrons no later than 4pm. Patrons will then receive instructions via email on how they may reschedule their tickets for another performance or request a refund. All ticket purchases for any production that is rained-out mid performance are final.
Admission: Adults $25 | NOMA Members $18 | Students with ID $15 | Children (5 – 17) $12