Monday, September 16, 2013

Shakespeare Around Town; Much Ado, a Game Show, and the Four Humors.

Didn't get your Shakespeare fix On The Green this summer? No worries. There are a number of upcoming shows and events going on this fall.

Starting today, Creighton is hosting "And There's the Humor of It: Shakespeare and the Four Humors".  Shakespeare understood human personality in the terms available to his age—that of the now-discarded theory of the four bodily humors thought to define peoples’ physical and mental health, and determine their personalities, This traveling exhibit explores the language of the four humors that bred the core passions of anger, grief, hope, and fear—the emotions conveyed so powerfully in Shakespeare’s comedies and tragedies.

The exhibit will be on display at the Health Sciences Library from September 16th through October 4th and at Reinert-Alumni Library from October 4th through October 26th

In conjunction with the exhibit, on Thursday, September 26th at 3:30 pm at the Skutt Student Center Ballroom, there will be a panel discussion on Shakespeare and the Four Humors, followed by a catered reception, musical entertainment, a fortune teller, and a “photo op” with none other than the Bard himself. 

The panel will include insights from Kathleen Rettig, from the English department. Dr. Richard O’Brien of the Creighton School of Medicine, and Alan Klem and Michael McCandless of the theatre department.

For more information on the exhibit, contact Madonna Knudson at 402-280-5109 or For more information and supplemental materials go to the Exhibit's Website.

NE Shakespeare On Tour Production of Twelfth Night will be traveling to various schools across the state in September and October and will also be holding a number of public performances:
  • The Bellevue Berry Farm - September 29, 4 PM
  • The Salvation Army Kroc Center - October 1, 6 PM
  • Fontenelle Forest - October 3, 6 PM
  • Norfolk Arts Center - October 5, 1 PM
  • Stinson Park - October 9, 6 PM
  • The Union Center for Contemporary Arts - October 12, 11:30 AM
  • Wahoo Community - October 14, 7 PM
  • Ainsworth Community - October 17, 7:30 PM
  • Bassett Community - October 19, 7 PM
  • Valentine Community - October 20, 7 PM
  • Bayliss Park, Council Bluffs - October 22, 6 PM
  • UNO's Thompson Alumni Center - October 27, 3 PM
For more information about the tour or performances, check out our Website or follow us on Facebook.

In October, Creighton University is also opening a production of Much Ado About Nothing, Shakespeare's rollicking romp through the perils, pitfalls, and triumphs of young love.  Produced by the Creighton Department of Theatre and set in the 1950's, the show promises to be "an electrified, way out, super cool, rock n' roll classical comedy that everyone will enjoy!"

Performance will run from Thursday October, 3 through Saturday October 12 at the Lied Education Center for the Performing Arts Mainstage.  Tickets are available now through the Creighton Box Office.

Across the River, Iowa Western Community College is producing “Shakespeare: The Game Show, An Interactive Shakes-perience” written by IWCC Theatre Department Chair and creator of Nebraska Shakespeare's Two Minute Shakespeare, Moira Mangiameli.

"Shakespeare: The Game Show" takes viewers from Romeo and Juliet to Richard III and “The Dating Game” to “Fear Factor.” Audiences will gain new understanding and appreciation for Shakespeare’s language and characters while they serve as judges, actors, and contestants in this high energy, interactive play-fest. The acting company along with audience members will travel from game to game exploring characters, themes, and text from many of the Bard’s finest works.

Performance dates are November 7th through 10th and 14th through 16th. For information, contact Moira Mangiameli at 712-325-3409.

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