All show times are 7:00pm
MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING
Shakespeare's comedy of lovers who refuse to believe in love. The Flatwater Shakespeare Comedy is set in the 1980s -- think "Love is a Battlefield" and stars Lincoln favorites Brad Boesen and Sasha Dobson as the crossed up lovers.
June 6-9 & 12-16 — LCF Gardens (15th and N St.)
June 20 — Henry Park (44th and Prescott)
June 21 — Havelock Park (64th and Ballard)
June 22 — Densmore Park (6761 S. 14th)
June 23 — Irvingdale Park (20th and Van Dorn)
June 27 & 28 — Wyuka Pond (36th and O St.)
June 29 — Belmont (12th and Judson)
June 30 — Bethany (65th and Vine)
WAITING FOR GODOT
Samuel Beckett's Masterpiece of two men waiting for the something that never comes. Are they comedic tramps or have they fallen from grace during a lifetime of waiting? Beckett's play is considered a major work of theatrical genius tapping into existential angst by way of Vaudevillian Comedy.
This production is done in collaboration with The Crooked Codpiece Company and the two tramps are played by CCT's founders Tom Crew and Patrick Lambrecht. Other roles are played by Flatwater talents, Dick Nielsen and Andy Dillehay.
At the Haymarket Theatre Sept 26, 27, 28 and 29 and October 2, 3, 4 and 6th (the 5th being a football Saturday.)
Performances at 7:30 weekdays and Saturday.
Sunday performances at 2 PM.
||AN EVENING OF FANCIFUL FUN
The 2013 Flatwater Shakespeare Ides of March Gala was a Great Success!
Thanks to all who participated, all who organized (especially Paula Ray, Bob Hall, and Deb Waechter), all who attended, and all who support Flatwater Shakespeare's free performances in Lincoln's parks!
A preview of Andrew Fuller's video documentary of Flatwater Shakespeare's 2012 summer tour of Twelfth Night
Phil Heckman and Brad Boesen exhorting all to Brush Up Their Shakespeare
Pippa White's rap/reel/jig about Shakespeare's impact on the English Language
The Nebraska Girls Shakespeare Company's tribute to W. S.
Maya Naff singing about Romeo, Juliet, and Hamlet (not all in the same song)
Amy Jirsa and Sean Schmeits, with the wooing of Princess Katherine from Henry V
Bret Olsen singing "Take, O Take Those Lips Away" (from Measure for Measure)
Summer Widhalm Lukasiewicz and Matt Lukasiewicz, with the wooing of Lady Anne from Richard III
Stephen A. Gaines, with Prospero's "Our revels now are ended" speech from The Tempest
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(Photo Credit: John Nollendorfs)
Dear Friends of Flatwater Shakespeare,
I invite you to invest in our 2013 season and the future of our theatre program, which has become an outstanding asset to the city of Lincoln's cultural and educational life.
In June and July we will once more tour Lincoln with Free Shakespeare in the Parks, performing another enchanting comedy, Much Ado About Nothing, directed by Becky Key Boesen.
In the fall, Flatwater Shakespeare will collaborate with Lincoln's Crooked Codpiece Theatre Company in presenting Samuel Beckett's absurdist comedy classic Waiting for Godot, directed by Bob Hall.
We must count on your help if we are to continue bringing Shakespeare to our community. Your generosity with a tax deductible donation makes our work – and plays – possible.
Please send your contributions to:
Flatwater Shakespeare Company
P. O. Box 84935
Lincoln, NE 68501-4935
Executive Artistic Director
at the Top in
Flatwater Shakespeare productions and actors were repeat honorees in 2012's lists of Top Individual Performances and Shows by Jeff Korbelik of the Lincoln Journal Star.
Photo: Andy Dillehay
as Feste and Richard Nielsen
as Malvolio in the Flatwater Shakespeare production of Twelfth Night.
Photo Credit: John Nollendorfs
In the Top Individual Performances -
Richard Nielsen as Roy Cohn, Angels in America, Part Two: Peristroika. "The drama was filled with amazing talent -- Matt and Summer Lukasiewicz, Nate Weiss, and Darin Hemmer as a last-minute replacement -- but this was Nielsen's best work to date."
Andy Dillehay as Feste the Clown, Twelfth Night. "With hair colored as a rainbow, Dillehay was a standout among several fine performances in this Shakespeare comedy."
In the Top Shows -
"Angels in America, Part Two: Perestroika," Flatwater Shakespeare. "Director Bob Hall brought back the players from last year's Part One to finish Tony Kushner's Pulitzer Prize winner about the 1980's AIDS crisis."
Congratulations to Richard, Andy, Bob, and all the honorees -- including Flatwater Shakespeare associates as Becky Key Boesen, Sasha Dobson, Mary Douglas, Scott Glen, and Jeff Tinnean!
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region's premier stage ensembles. Led by Artistic Director Bob Hall,
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