Friday, February 26, 2016

Nebraska Shakespeare and The Durham Museum

April 9th - May 1st, 2016
@ The Durham Museum
The Durham Museum was named Nebraska’s host for the Folger Shakespeare Library's First Folio! The Book that Gave Us Shakespeare national tour. The First Folio is the first complete collected edition of Shakespeare’s plays, published in 1623, seven years after his death. Compiled by two of Shakespeare’s fellow actors, it preserves 36 of Shakespeare’s plays. 
The First Folio will be opened to the most quoted line
from Shakespeare's Hamlet, "To be or not to be."

Nebraska Shakespeare is thrilled to be partnering with
the Durham Museum to produce events
surrounding this fantastic exhibit.  

April 9th @ 3 PM
Mention the Reading 
for Free Admission
In celebration of the opening of the First Folio! exhibit, Nebraska Shakespeare will be presenting its annual Director's Reading Series at the Durham.
Join us for a produced, staged reading and directorial concept discussion of William Shakespeare’s The Two Noble Kinsmen. 
Led by Artistic Director, Vincent Carlson-Brown, the audience will engage in a post-performance discussion, exploring the themes, challenges, and opportunities of this lesser-known Shakespeare work. 

Celebrate Shakespeare’s Birthday! As a part of the state-wide Talk Like Shakespeare Day, interactive workshops will be presented at the Durham Museum. 

1 PM - 2 PM: Shakespeare Birthday Cake

2 PM - 3 PM: Workshops

***In addition to these public events, Nebraska Shakespeare is honored to be speaking at the Durham Teacher Education Night on March 29th, discussing the importance of Shakespeare in a student’s education, as well as, acting as a Durham Scholar in Residence for the month of April, traveling to Omaha Schools to work with students on Shakespeare and Stage Combat!***

For More Information about the Director's Reading Series, Talk Like Shakespeare Day, or Nebraska Shakespeare, visit
For more information on The First Folio! exhibit, visit

Friday, February 12, 2016

2016 Membership Drive

2016 marks 30 years of the magic and enrichment of Shakespeare in our community. Thanks to donations from our members, Nebraska Shakespeare has grown from a summer play in the park to a year-round entertainment and education program, serving 40,000 families, students and educators annually. To sustain this Nebraska tradition, we must ask for your continued support.

This summer, Shakespeare On The Green will be celebrating its 500,000th attendee and will present:

The 2016 Shakespeare On The Green season is dedicated to
Harold "Andy" Andersen and Fred Simon

Along with the summer productions in the park, our other educational programs include Shakespeare On Tour and Camp Shakespeare. Both engage students in a fun, supportive environment that fulfills curriculum standards. Last October, Shakespeare On Tour reached 8,500 students and community members across the state; the students, teachers and parents loved it.

This fall, we are taking an abridged version of Hamlet to schools across Nebraska and Southwest Iowa to be staged specifically for 7,500+ middle and high school students. The tour includes educational workshops and supplemental materials for teachers that meet Nebraska’s Fine Arts Standards.

All of these amazing opportunities simply can’t happen without the generosity of people like you. To commemorate 30 years of Shakespeare in your community, please consider becoming a member and donating this anniversary year. 

CLICK HERE to make a donation or become a member

or contact Nebraska Shakespeare at or by phone at 402.280.2391.

Thank you for your consideration and valued support.

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Shakespeare On The Silverscreen: Macbeth

We had a great time screening Hamlet and we hope you'll join us for Macbeth, as we continue our partnership with Aksarben Cinema (67th and Center).
February 24 @ 6 PM
Directed by Phillip Casson
1979 - 145 Minutes - Not Rated
$10 Admission
About the Film: Macbeth is a daring member of the Scottish military who receives a revelation from three menacing sorceresses that he will someday become the King of Scotland. This information gives him a thirst for power, and with prompting from his wife, Lady Macbeth, he kills the current leader in order to take the throne. But he must continue to commit murders to keep his actions a secret, and soon, no one is safe. Starring Ian McKellan and Judi Dench.

Following the film, a discussion covering the film itself, the history of its production, and the interpretation of Shakespeare's texts, will be led by Vincent Carlson-Brown, NS Artistic Director, and guest scholar, D. Scott Glasser, Professor and Theatre Coordinator at UNO's School of the Arts.

Check out the event on Facebook,
or visit for more information.