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The NOLA Project presents The Henchman:A Shakespeare Story

The HenchmanThe 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.

What You Need To Know

The Henchman:A Shakespeare Story is 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 will be performed for twelve nights at 7 pm on the following dates: May 8, 9 , 10, 12, 15, 16, 17, 19, 22, 23, 24 and 26.

About NOLA Project

The NOLA Project is a theatre company made up of actors inspired by the energy of New Orleans. In 2005, while studying at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, Founding Artistic Director Andrew Larimer assembled an ensemble of theatre artists to create a theatre with the highest dramatic standards in New Orleans. The company enlisted the expertise of James Tripp, Head of Acting at the Stella Adler Studio of Acting in New York, to advise and direct the company’s first several productions. Additional actors from New York, New Orleans, and elsewhere were brought in to create a versatile stable of talented performers to produce great classical, contemporary, and new plays with the highest artistic standards. Today the itinerant company is one of the most innovative and vibrant nonprofit theatre companies in the entire Gulf South, comprised of 35 theatre artists, with a regular theatrical season and a strong and diverse fan base. Our aim is to continue producing the very finest and most exciting theatre in New Orleans and to put the city of New Orleans on the national map as a major player in the American regional theatre scene.

The NOLA Project is a member theatre of the Theatre Communications Group (TCG) and an associate member theatre of the National New Play Network (NNPN).