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Monday, June 09, 2014

FSC Free Shakespeare FAQs Answered!

Flatwater FREE Shakespeare
Summer Tour 2014
The Comedy of Errors

Got questions? We have answers.

Do I Need a Reservation?
No reservations are needed. However, audience members are strongly encouraged to arrive 30 minutes before the performance time in order to have good seats. This is particularly true if you plan to use a blanket at one of the park locations, as blanket space is limited.

Is There a Cost to Attend?
No! Flatwater Shakespeare Company offers the summer touring production FREE of charge. A $10 donation is suggested, but everyone is welcome regardless of whether or not you can make a contribution.

All Good Will donations are greatly appreciated as we continue our tradition of producing Good Will Shakespeare productions.

How Long is the Show?
Performances begin at 7:00pm, including the Sunday performances. The show runs approximately 2 hours, including intermission.

Is the Show “Family Friendly?”
Yes! Our summer production is family friendly as the informal park setting is a perfect venue for children as well as adults to have a taste of the Bard’s wonderful characters, exciting action, and brilliant language. Past audiences have included everyone from babies to people in their 80s, people of wide-ranging cultural and ethnic backgrounds, people with physical disabilities, and even some pets.

You Mean Pets Are Allowed?
Furry family members are welcome to attend a performance with you! We request that dogs be kept on a leash. Pet owners must clean up after their dogs.

Are the Locations Accessible?
The performances held at the Lincoln Community Foundation are handicap accessible. The park locations should be accessible for several mobility considerations; however, there may be uneven ground in some areas and limited parking options.

If you have a specific need, please contact Flatwater Shakespeare Company at 402-473-2897. We will do our best to accommodate you.

Are Any Performances Interpreted for People Who are Deaf or Hearing Impaired?
Yes. The June 14 performance will be interpreted for people who are deaf or hearing impaired. That performance will be held at the Lincoln Community Foundation Garden.

A small number of seats will be reserved for patrons requesting this service. Reservations are not needed to attend a performance. However, you can contact Flatwater Shakespeare via our website or ( or phone 402-473-2897 to request a seat in this section to ensure good visibility of the interpreters.

Are Bathrooms Available?
Yes! Many park locations have bathroom facilities. Other locations will have port-a-potties available.

Do I Need to Bring My Own Chair or Blanket?
Chairs are provided at the performances held at the Lincoln Community Foundation Garden (June 12-15). Audience members should bring their own chairs and blankets for the performances at the park locations and at James Arthur Vineyards.

May I Bring Food and Beverages?
Yes! Audience members are welcome to bring in snacks, even a picnic supper, for you and your family. We merely ask that all trash items are disposed of after the show so that we leave the performance locations in good condition.

Please note that alcoholic beverages cannot be brought to any of the locations. However, the July 3 performance will be held at James Arthur Vineyards. JAV will have wine available for purchase, as well as soft drinks and water. You can pre-order a basket of cheeses and other items that can be picked up at JAV prior to the performance. For more information, visit their website at

Will Concessions Be Available?
Yes, limited concessions are available. For the performances at the Lincoln Community Foundation Garden, the Korn Popper will stay open late and serve ice cream, popcorn and possibly a few other items. At the park locations, Flatwater Shakespeare will have bottled water available for a $1 donation.

Also at the park locations… FREE ICE CREAM! Ivanna Cone is again creating a new ice cream flavor just for our summer touring production.  

The July 3 performance will be held at James Arthur Vineyards. A basket of cheeses and other items can be pre-ordered and available at that performance. Visit their website ( or call them at 402-783-5255.


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