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Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Flatwater Shakespeare Believes in "Will Power"!

The Flatwater Shakespeare Company will unveil its 2019 Season during “Will Power,” a gala event including Bard-inspired music, a review of Shakespearean scenes and speeches, and a silent auction. This special fundraiser raises the curtain at 6 p.m. on Friday, October 5, at The Stables at Wyuka, 3600 “O” Street in Lincoln.

Three productions will be staged by Flatwater Shakespeare in 2019. FSC Executive Director Summer Lukasiewicz will officially announce the play titles and show directors at the event.

Another highlight of the evening is “The Roles That Dreams Are Made On,” a script devised to allow several Lincoln area actors to visit their dream roles, regardless of age or gender, from Shakespeare. The list of characters includes Bottom and Puck from “A Midsummer Night's Dream,” Antony from “Julius Caesar,” Jaques from “As You Like It,” and Hamlet. Extended scenes will be shared from “Macbeth” and “Romeo and Juliet.” The cast includes FSC Education Director Stephen Buhler, John Burney, Melissa Lewis, Matt Lukasiewicz, Summer Lukasiewicz, and Paul Shaw.

Music will be provided by Sweet Will and the Saucy Jacks (otherwise known as local band Tupelo Springfield). The group will play original pop music settings of Shakespearean sonnets, along with songs inspired by Shakespeare.

The silent auction features a wide range of intriguing items, including a Folio Society edition of Shakespeare's “Titus Andronicus,” donated by A Novel Idea Bookstore, gifts from the Lincoln's Children's Zoo and The Mill, original artwork, restaurant gift cards, and much, much more.

Throughout the evening, there will be appetizers, complimentary non-alcoholic beverages, and a cash bar. The event is sponsored by The Mill Coffee and Tea.

Tickets are $30 and are available online at www.flatwatershakespearecompany.org/tickets/.

Watch this preview for further details: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3TojHJdKM-Y