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Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Tour Dates for 2016 Flatwater FREE Shakespeare's *The Taming of the Shrew*

All show times for The Taming of the Shrew, 7 p.m.  Seats are provided at the Swan Theatre and Lincoln Community Foundation Garden; limited seating available at other locations, so bring lawn chairs or blankets.

No admission charge.  $10 donation suggested (and gladly received).

Visit flatwatershakespearecompany.org and this blog for further details.

Friday – Sunday, June 10-12: The Swan Theatre at Wyuka Stables, 3600 “O” Street

Thursday, June 16: Roberts Park, S. 56th & Sumner

Friday, June 17: Holmes Park, S. 70th Street & Normal Blvd

Saturday, June 18: Belmont Park, N. 12th & Judson

Sunday, June 19: Havelock Park, N. 64th & Ballard

Thursday, June 23: Henry Park, S. 44th & Prescott

Friday, June 24: Cooper Park, S. 6th & D Streets

Saturday, June 25: Bethany Park, N. 65th & Vine

Sunday, June 26: Trago Park, N. 22nd & U Streets

Thursday, June 30: Lincoln Community Foundation Garden, 15th & N Streets

Friday, July 1: First Plymouth Church, 2000 D Street

Saturday, July 2: Woods Park, S. 33rd & J Streets

Sunday, July 3: James Arthur Vineyards, 2001 W. Raymond Rd., Raymond, NE.

Monday, May 09, 2016

Cast List for 2016 Flatwater FREE Shakespeare's *The Taming of the Shrew*

Flatwater Shakespeare Company is pleased to announce the cast of our summer touring production of The Taming of the Shrew, directed by Bob Bonaventura!

This cast list includes members of our new internship program for high school students and young adults.

Olivia Andrews - Servant
Abbie Austin - Bianca
Michael Barth - Servant

Jeremy Blomstedt - Vincenzio
Sara Broad - Servant
Tom Crew - Pedant/Drummer
Angeline Dai - Kate
Jordan Deffenbaugh - Tranio
Emma Fisher - Servant
Keith Hale - Gremio
James Hamrick - Hortensio
Nash Jack - Tailor
Dillon Kirby - Servant
Dave Landis - Baptista
Mike Lee - Grumio
Lindsey Parodi - Widow
Mary Pinnell - Servant

Kalon Plas Silmon - Lucentio
Paul Schack - Biondello

Cale T. Yates - Petruchio
Michael Zavodny - Servant

The show's opening weekend is Friday, June 10, through Sunday, June 12, all at The Swan Theatre at Wyuka Stables. Performances will continue Thursdays through Sundays, June 16 to July 3, touring several outdoor venues throughout (and sometimes beyond) Lincoln. Stay tuned for details about locations!

Saturday, May 07, 2016

Support the Flatwater Shakespeare Company on Give to Lincoln Day 2016!

Your gift to Flatwater Shakespeare Company supports not only our upcoming FREE summer tour of The Taming of the Shrew, but also our youth production of the same show – and our first-ever staging of The Merchant of Venice, this fall at the Swan Theatre at Wyuka.
Last year's programs culminated in a powerful interpretation of Hamlet at the Swan. Matt Lukasiewicz's portrayal of the title role has earned him a 2016 Artistic Achievement Award in the Performing Arts from the city of Lincoln's Mayor's Arts Awards. News of the recognition prompted this response from an audience member: “A most deserved honor! Matt's performance was exemplary. Congratulations to him . . . plus a big thank you to Flatwater Shakespeare for producing fine theatrical performances for Lincoln audiences that allow performers like Matt and other company members to demonstrate their skills.”

Give To Lincoln Day offers a great chance to make an impact on Lincoln’s quality of life. We encourage everyone to join us for a record-setting day of giving on May 26. Together, we have the power to support Lincoln’s nonprofit organizations devoted to improving and enriching lives. Each donation helps even more than the face amount because it qualifies the organization to receive a proportional share of the $300,000 challenge match pool.

Gifts can be made online from now to May 26.