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Wednesday, June 19, 2019

FAQ for *The Two Gentlemen of Verona* in Lincoln Parks

Flatwater FREE Shakespeare Frequently Asked Questions

Summer Tour 2019–The Two Gentlemen of Verona

What Is Your Inclement Weather Policy?
It is our desire to complete every performance, and we will make every effort to start, continue, and finish each show through light rainfall or breezy conditions.

If the weather deteriorates suddenly, however, we may delay the start of the show, or the completion of the show, in the hope that things clear. Announcements will be made informing audience members of such "holds." We may also pause to take precautions to ensure the safety and health of the performers and crew (such as drying off the rubber mats that serve as our stage).

If heavier rains are predicted, shows will be moved to an indoor location. To find out if a show is taking place at an alternate venue, please check our Facebook page.

The inclement weather location for Thursday (Belmont Park) and Saturday (Cooper Park) is Turbine Flats, 2124 Y Street.

The inclement weather location for Friday (Trago Park) and Sunday (Havelock Park) is the Haymarket Theatre, 803 Q Street.

Do I Need a Reservation?

No reservations are needed. However, audience members are strongly encouraged to arrive 30 minutes before the performance time (7 p.m.) in order to have good seats or places. This is particularly true if you plan on using a blanket, as space is limited. This is also true if you want to enjoy some free Ivanna Cone ice cream, which will be served before the show.

Is There a Cost to Attend?

No! Flatwater Shakespeare Company offers the summer touring production FREE of charge. A $10 donation for each adult is recommended for those who can afford it, but everyone is welcome regardless of whether or not you can make a contribution.

Good Will Donations in all amounts are greatly appreciated as we continue our tradition of producing Good Will Shakespeare productions.

When Do Shows Start and How Long Do They Run?

Performances begin at 7:00 p.m. and run 75 minutes, without intermission.

Is the Show “Family Friendly?”

An informal park setting is perfect for families to try a taste of the Bard's wonderful characters, exciting action, and brilliant language. This lively and engaging production features music and dance, along with an actor portraying Crab, a dog. Previous audiences have included everyone from babies to people in their 80s, people of wide-ranging backgrounds, people with 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 critters.

Are the Locations Accessible?

All park locations should be accessible for most 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 402-319-2895. We will do our best to accommodate you.

Are Restroom Facilities Available?

Yes! All locations will have either restrooms or port-a-potties.

Do I Need to Bring My Own Chair or Blanket?

A limited number of chairs will be available. Audience members are encouraged to bring their own chairs and blankets for the performances.

May I Bring Food and Beverages?

Audience members are welcome to bring in snacks, even a picnic supper, for you and your family. In all cases, we ask that 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 park locations.

Will Concessions Be Available?

Again, there will be FREE ICE CREAM before the show! Ivanna Cone is again creating a new ice cream flavor exclusively for our summer touring production.

What Are the Dates, Times, and Locations?

June 20, 7 p.m., Belmont Park, N. 12th and Judson Streets, Lincoln
June 21, 7 p.m., Trago Park, N. 22nd and U Streets, Lincoln
June 22, 7 p.m., Cooper Park, S. 8th and D Streets, Lincoln
June 23, 7 p.m., Havelock Park, N. 63rd and Ballard Streets, Lincoln

Photo: Luke Glassman as Valentine and Maria Rutledge as Sylvia in Flatwater Shakespeare's The Two Gentlemen of Verona. Photo Credit: John Nollendorfs


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