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Shakespeare On Tour’s 13th Season Brings “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” to The Golden Husk

Nebraska Shakespeare’s 13th annual season of “Shakespeare On Tour” will perform “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” at 7:30 PM on Saturday, September 29, 2018 at The Golden Husk Theatre.

The performance is geared toward audiences of all-ages and admission is $15 for adults and $8 for students. A free performance for students is being made available on Friday, September 28th. Following the performance, hour-long workshops will provide students an opportunity to work directly with Nebraska Shakespeare’s professional teaching ensemble. Following each “Shakespeare On Tour” performance, audience members will be invited to participate in a post-show discussion with the company.

Purchase tickets for the evening performance online with a credit card or PayPal on www.ShopOrd.com.

Directed by Ezra Colón, the fully staged 75-minute production will reach more than 30 middle schools, high schools and communities in September and October. Nebraska Shakespeare’s touring company for “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” will consist of ten members: performers, Katie Becker Colón, Sarah Brown, Raydell Cordell III, Abraham Ntonya. Matthew R. Olsen, Bianca Phipps, Josh Ryan, and Sarah Vishnev; Front of House Coordinator, Molly Welsh; and Stage Manager, Wesley Houston. The costumes are designed by Lindsay Pape, and the scenery is designed by Brendan Greene-Walsh.

Five workshops will be available to students:

  • “See What I See” – A preparatory workshop that discusses the plot and characters of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”, teaching students how to critically view and respond to dramatic works.
  • “Thinking Makes it So” – Participants explore the basic techniques of acting. Using Shakespeare’s characters, students uncover the goals, obstacles, and tactics that could be implemented to achieve success on and off the stage.
  • “Words. Words. Words.” – A text analysis and performance workshop. Participants analyze Shakespeare’s text and explore the rhythm and meter of his language, introducing participants to hints and tricks to decoding Shakespeare.
  • “The Movement of Midsummer” – Participants will use movement based exercises to explore the physicality of Shakespeare’s characters. Using scenes from “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”, the students will learn how to develop character through movement and visual composition.
  • “The Mechanical Workshop” – Students will explore the technical elements for the touring production of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”, including design, construction, and stage management.

About Nebraska Shakespeare:

Under the leadership of Executive Director, Mary Ann Bamber; Interim Artistic Director, Sarah Brown; and the Board of Trustees, Nebraska Shakespeare’s mission is to create entertaining, challenging productions as well as immersive educational experiences that connect our diverse community to Shakespeare’s exploration of what it means to be human. On stage, in the classroom and through collaborative partnerships, we create, engage, and inspire. Now in its 32nd year, Nebraska Shakespeare serves 40,000 individuals annually through performances and educational forums including Shakespeare On The Silver Screen, Shakespeare On The Green, Camp Shakespeare, Shakespeare On Tour, Director’s Reading Series, and Anne Dittrick Sonnet Writing Contest for students and adults. For more information and a full list of events and programs, call 402.280.2391 or visit www.nebraskashakespeare.com.

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