Friday, January 13, 2012

Our 2012 Season Unveiled!


The Flatwater Shakespeare Company is proud to announce its 2012 Season!


First is Angels in America, Part Two: Perestroika by Tony Kushner, presented in collaboration with The Haymarket Theatre. The venue is The Haymarket Theatre, 803 Q Street, Lincoln. Dates: March 29 – April 15. This is the follow up to last year’s amazing production of Angels in America Part One: Millenium Approaches. The play is described by the author as “a gay fantasia” that explores America in the late 1980s and early 90s, tackling an expansive range of issues -- gay identity and the Mormon Church, Ronald Reagan and Roy Cohn, AIDS and Orgasms, prophecy and empathy and God.

Next is Twelfth Night, or, What You Will by William Shakespeare, initially presented at the Lincoln Community Foundation Gardens, 14th & N Streets, Lincoln. Dates: June 13 – June 24. The production will then move to eight different Lincoln-area Parks and other outdoor venues. Dates: July 5 – 15. Offering free Shakespeare for all the family in Lincoln’s neighborhoods, this show continues the success of our 2011 touring production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. A wonderful combination of twins, clowns, pirates, and poseurs, Twelfth Night is the most poetic of Shakespeare’s romantic comedies and perhaps the funniest and most musical: “If music be the food of love, play on.”

Continuing our tradition of youth performances of mainstage plays, Twelfth Night will also be presented at The Haymarket Theatre, 803 Q Street, Lincoln, on July 6 – 7. This is a perfect opportunity to see some of Lincoln’s best young actors develop their Shakespearean acting chops. The show will be directed by Sean Schmeits and produced in collaboration with The Haymarket Theatre.

Finally, we will present the inspiring classic, Cyrano de Bergerac by Edmond Rostand, at The Haymarket Theatre, 803 Q Street, Lincoln. Dates: October 4 – 23. The title character of this beloved play can boast of being the greatest swordsman in France, writing the wittiest and most romantic poetry in Paris, and having the biggest nose in all Europe. Rostand’s elegant verse tragicomedy centers on a man with the heart of a lover who thinks himself too ugly to be loved in return.

Flatwater Shakespeare looks forward to working with its partner organizations and to seeing both familiar and new faces at our alternative sites. For information about individual shows, call 402-473-2897 or visit us at www.flatwatershakespeare.org.

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