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Wednesday, May 13, 2015

*As You Like It* -- at The Swan and On Tour!

As You Like It is coming to Lincoln next month! 

Here's our schedule of performances -- showtime is 7 p.m. 

This is Flatwater FREE Shakespeare (with free Ivanna Cone ice cream at most locations, too), but goodwill donations will be happily accepted. 

You can also support Flatwater Shakespeare through Give to Lincoln Day:


June 4 The Swan Theatre at The Stables, Wyuka Cemetery
June 5 The Swan Theatre at The Stables, Wyuka Cemetery
June 6 The Swan Theatre at The Stables, Wyuka Cemetery
June 7 The Swan Theatre at The Stables, Wyuka Cemetery
June 11 Bethany Park 65th & Vine
June 12 Cooper Park 6th & D
June 13 Belmont Park 12th & Judson
June 14 Havelock Park 64th & Ballard
June 18 First Plymouth 22nd & D
June 19 James Arthur Vineyard 2001 W Raymond Rd
June 20 Trago Park N 22nd & U
June 21 Roberts Park 56th & Sumner
June 25 Densmore Park 6601 S 14th St
June 26 Lincoln Community Foundation Garden 14th & N
June 27 The Swan Theatre at The Stables, Wyuka Cemetery
June 28 The Swan Theatre at The Stables, Wyuka Cemetery

Saturday, May 09, 2015

Support Flatwater Shakespeare Company on Give to Lincoln Day!

Your gift to Flatwater Shakespeare Company supports not only our FREE summer tour of As You Like It, but also our youth production and our return to The Swan Theatre at The Stables at Wyuka with Hamlet this fall. 
Here is a testimonial from one of the parents of a youth participant: 

My son has been cast in two Flatwater Shakespeare productions. These experiences have been truly transformative for him and instilled a love of theater, and Shakespeare, that continues to grow. Being a part of the supportive yet disciplined group of adults and young people that make up Flatwater Shakespeare has increased his self-confidence, improved his interpersonal skills with people of all ages, and fostered a love of the arts that is seen in numerous ways in his daily life.”

Support our performances and programs! To donate, go to
This year, you can donate at any time prior to Give to Lincoln Day on May 28, as well as on May 28 itself. All donations made between May 1 – May 28 will be eligible for matching funds.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Flatwater Shakespeare Announces Cast for *As You Like It*


Flatwater Shakespeare is pleased to share the cast list, along with the crew, for our summer production of As You Like It. Approximately 40 people expressed interest and auditioned for the production. Only 18 roles were available, so we faced many difficult decisions. Congratulations to those actors who were cast and many thanks to all those who auditioned.

Hamlet, our fall production, has not yet been cast.

As You Like It Cast
William Bryant - Jaques
Tom Crew - Touchstone
Matt Cummins - Silvius
Andy Dillehay - Le Beau & Hymen
Emma Gruhl - Celia
Megan Higgins - Rosalind
Richard Imig - Corin
Aden Marshall - Dennis & Jacques de Boys
Walter McDowell - Charles & William
Bret Olsen - Amiens
Paul Pearson - Adam
Kaylee Roach - Woman in Black
Scott Shomaker - Oliver
Rich Sibley - Duke Senior & Duke Frederick
Jesse Snider - First Lord & Others
Judy Thiem - Audrey
Petrea Whittier - Phebe
Cale Yates - Orlando

As You Like It Crew
Director - Bob Hall
Dramaturg - Stephen Buhler
Stage Manager - Michelle Zinke
Tech Director - Richard Imig
Operations Manager - Linda Zinke
House Manager - Kaylee Roach
Costume Designer - Janice Stauffer
Props Manager - Alexa Spale
Tour Coordinator - Andy Dillehay

Friday, March 06, 2015

FSC 2015 Open Auditions: March 28 and 30

Flatwater Shakespeare Company's 2015 Plays:  
As You Like It and Hamlet.

Dates of  Auditions:  
Saturday March 28, 2015 – 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Monday March 30, 2015 – 7:00PM – 9:00 PM 

Room 16 – Lower level, Temple Building
12th and R St. on the UNL campus.  
Enter through the south entrance on 12th St.

As You Like It opens June 4 and runs four weekends, Thursdays through Sundays, at 7:00 PM through June 28. This is our “Free in the Parks” tour, which begins with a week at The Swan Theatre in Wyuka Cemetery and then plays at various open-air locations throughout Lincoln. Actors will be expected to help with set up and take down at these locations. All actors will receive $400. Rehearsals will start April 26.

The parts of Rosalind, Touchstone, and Jaques have been cast. There are fifteen other great roles available.

Hamlet opens Sept. 17 and runs at The Swan Theatre at Wyuka Cemetery for three weekends, Thursdays through Sundays, at 7:00 PM through Oct. 4. Actors will receive $300.  Rehearsals will begin approximately August 3.

Hamlet and Polonius have been cast. There are twelve to fifteen other great roles available.

You can perform one or two memorized Shakespearean speeches of your choice. If you haven’t time to memorize two speeches, or if you feel your memorization is shaky, you may read your speech. If you are too unfamiliar with Shakespeare to feel comfortable selecting a speech, we will provide some monologues at the auditions.

If you have them, please bring a picture and resume – however, the important thing is to show up. We’ll help with the rest.

Flatwater Shakespeare both encourages and is committed to non-traditional casting; we will be looking for people of all ethnicities and genders. For more information about Flatwater Shakespeare, visit www.flatwatershakespearecompany.org.

Have questions? Contact us: flatwatershakespearecompany@gmail.com

Monday, February 09, 2015

Flatwater Shakespeare Website Re-Launch!

We are proud to announce the launch of our new website,

This is where you can stay up to date on all the latest FSC news, 

learn more about the company, or contact us directly! 

Please stop on by, and we hope you greatly enjoy your visit!

Thursday, January 22, 2015

The Baltimore Consort offers 
"The Food of Love: Songs for Shakespeare" 
at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's Sheldon Museum
(12th and R Streets)
Friday, February 13! 
Free Open Dress Rehearsal 3-4p. 
Pre-concert Talk by Steve Buhler 
(of Flatwater Shakespeare and UNL English) 7p. 
Concert, with artists reception to follow 7:30p. 
Presented by the Sheldon Friends of Chamber Music. 
For ticket information, call 402-435-5454.

Monday, December 15, 2014

What's New for 2015!

Here's what the Flatwater Shakespeare Company has planned for 2015 -- including the Baltimore Consort performing Shakespearean music (presented by the Sheldon Friends of Chamber Music and with a pre-concert talk by FSC Education Director Stephen Buhler), As You Like It and Hamlet both directed by Bob Hall, and a return to the Swan Theatre! Please consider a contribution to Flatwater Shakespeare at the end of 2014 to support it all!