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Monday, October 14, 2019

Looking Back at *Macbeth*

Macbeth was a ride and a half! We are so grateful to our friends in Lincoln, Southeast Nebraska, and South Central Nebraska for their support and their comments:

Bravo and Big Thanks for keeping me on the edge of my seat and scaring me as well! This show was incredible.

We're still talking about that closing performance last night. Amazing show, direction, performances, costumes, etc. Wow! Just WOW!! Thank you for all the hard work and for totally owning that Scottish play!

Congratulations to all the cast and crew of the FSC for a truly excellent run!

It was an AMAZING show! Loved seeing the strong character arcs of Lord and Lady Macbeth and how they quickly descended into madness. The fight choreography was really good, too.

Splendid performances by all.

The twists and turns of the story keep your attention from beginning to end. Flatwater Shakespeare brings the Bard alive once again, with talent and bravado. Even a non-Shakespeare-fan or -follower would like this performance, and better yet, understand it. 

For eloquent speeches and committed roles, these actors deliver and more -- BRAVO!!!

PLEASE STAY TUNED FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT OUR 2020 SEASON, including auditions starting in January!!

Tuesday, October 08, 2019

Final Weekend for Macbeth!

Thursday through Sunday, October 10-13, are the last performances of our 2019 Macbeth, directed by Bob Hall and Emily Ernst. The venue is the Swan Theatre in the Stables at Wyuka, 3600 "O" Street in Lincoln -- and show time is 7:30 p.m.

One longtime friend of the company has already experienced the show twice. Here's what she had to say:

"We saw Flatwater Shakespeare's Macbeth again tonight, and again it was remarkable. Watching Matt and Summer Lukasiewicz play the title couple reminds me once again how many facets there are to madness. Matt's descent into madness is kinetic, blustering, and crushing, while Summer's begins bold and ruthless and degenerates into whimpering, heart-wrenching regret. The entire cast and crew are to be congratulated for bringing one of Shakespeare's best to searing, bloody life."

Another friend reacted just as enthusiastically:

"THAT WAS AWESOME! I assumed the show was going to be good because of the folks involved, and it has been getting good reports, but it exceeded expectations.

"AND, the Flatwater Shakespeare Company says we never 'sell out' at Wyuka because we can always jam more chairs in, but several times we said 'we cannot go past this number' and folks kept showing up!! That makes me so excited for the future of the company and the upcoming 2020 season.

"AND AND not only was it good theater, but it was a really delightfully autumnal experience. Crisp October air. Wrapped in shawls and scarves. In a cemetery. Watching a show with a lot of murder. Much more my speed than a haunted house, honestly.

"AND AND AND, it was awesome to see Summer Lukasiewicz act! I respect her deeply for the work she does as Flatwater Shakespeare's Executive Director, but I haven't had a chance to see her on stage before."