Theater Festivals in New Orleans

Shakespeare Festival

Tulane University pays tribute to the Bard each year with the staging of several plays at the Lupin Theatre on campus. Known for "working Shakespeare through the filter of New Orleans," sell-out crowds come to see the festival's noteworthy productions. neworleansshakespeare.com

Fringe Festival November 19-23, 2014

This festival of the wild, weird, fresh and original allows avant-garde artists - those who find themselves on the fringe - a place and time to be seen. Audiences are at once entranced, entertained, dazzled and sometimes challenged by groundbreaking and genre-bending acts. nofringe.org