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Friday, January 21, 2011

At the Top in Performing Arts

Flatwater Shakespeare productions and actors were well represented in Journal Star reporter Jeff Korbelik’s top picks for 2010.

In the Top Five ShowsAntony and Cleopatra, directed by Bob Hall, with a special tribute to the “electric chemistry” shared between Vince Learned and Melissa Lewis Nuss in the title roles.

In the Top Five Individual PerformancesMelissa Lewis Nuss as our passionate and imperious Egyptian queen.

And in Three of only Four Honorable MentionsRobie Hayek, “Lincoln’s best comedic actor,” as Launce in The Two Gentlemen of Verona; Bob Hall as Max, the irascible patriarch in Harold Pinter’s The Homecoming; and Gage Wallace in the title role of UNL’s Dylan but also noted for his work as Proteus in The Two Gentlemen of Verona.

Photo: Vincent T. Learned and Melissa Lewis Nuss in the Flatwater Shakespeare Company production of Antony and Cleopatra. Photo Credit: John Nollendorfs.


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