Thursday, July 09, 2015

Making Theater New / Making New Theater

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 evening performances.

Tickets are available at the door or at www.angelscompany.org. General admission is $10 for one flight or $15 for a festival pass to attend both flights. 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. The Bequest 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. Miss Perfect 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!




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