So much is going on in Lincoln!
Tonight and Tomorrow, the Nebraska Girls Shakespeare Company continue their tradition of tackling Shakespeare's most problematic problem comedies, with All's Well That Ends Well
. Thursday and Friday, 7 pm, at Wyuka Stables, 3600 "O" Street. The play explores love, war, class status, gender expectations, and all the complications therein! Helena, a brilliant young woman, makes increasingly drastic decisions in order to get the
attention and devotion of the guy she likes. All unfolds in this production in the early 1970s, with the backdrop of the Vietnam War.
Tickets are just $7 for adults and $5 for children (under 13)! Cash or check only please.
NGSC is a local theatre company founded in 2008. It features girls ages
13-18 taking on every aspect of production themselves: acting, directing,
producing, and technical work. NGSC is dedicated to empowering young
women through the arts.
Next weekend, Flatwater Shakespeare Youth stages As You Like It at the Lincoln Community Foundation Garden, 15th and "N" Streets. Friday and Saturday, July 17 and 18, 7 pm. Flatwater Shakespeare's Youth productions, supported by Humanities Nebraska, bring young actors into direct contact with Shakespearean language and stagecraft. Under the direction by Paden Alexander, one of the program's esteemed graduates, the current program allows students to work with actors who have themselves just completed a run of the same play for Flatwater Free Shakespeare's summer show. This production connects with the 1960s "back to nature" movement. As with the mainstage summer show, there is no admission charge, although donations will be happily accepted.
Also next weekend, the Angels Theatre Company presents its
First Flight Festival! The brain child of the Angels Playwriting
Collective and Director Judy Hart, First Flight celebrates new work.
Nine new short plays will premiere in UNL's Studio Theatre, located on the
first floor of the Temple Building, 12th and R Streets in Lincoln, Wednesday through Sunday, July 15-19.
There are too many plays to present in one afternoon or evening, so each play will
be presented 3 times during the course of the Festival. Reflection
conversations with the playwrights will follow each performance. You
can see all 9 plays on Saturday July 18 by attending the matinee and the
Tickets are available at the door or at www.angelscompany.org
admission is $10 for one flight or $15 for a festival pass to attend
Please contact Judy Hart at 402-474-2206 with questions.
Flight 1 - Wednesday July 15 and Friday July 17 at 7:30 PM and Saturday
July 18 at 3 PM.
by Cherie Frederick, Shock
by Robin Buckallew, Knocking on Heaven's Gate
by Steve Enersen, and Killing Crazy
by Brian Bornstein.
Flight 2 - Thursday July 16 and Saturday July 18 at 7:30 PM and Sunday
July 19 at 3 PM.
by Erin Glenn-Hash, Kitchen Garden
by Brigid Amos, American Cafe
by Paula Ray, and The Lion and Me
by Steve Enersen.
Special note: American Cafe
includes in its cast FSC Artistic Director Bob Hall!