|Performance Dates: June 22-25, July 5, 6, 8|
|Performance Dates: June 29, 30, July 1, 2, 7, 9|
|2017 SOTG directors bonding over pepperoni|
The audition weekend began on Friday with the arrival of The Merry Wives of Windsor director, Dr. John Hardy. John has worked with Nebraska Shakespeare in two previous seasons, as an actor in 2012 (Marcus Andronicus and Malvolio) and as Jaques in As You Like It and director of Othello in 2015. The directors met at Pitch Pizza to catch up and prep for the upcoming weekend.
The following morning, Shakespeare On The Green's first production meeting took place at the University of Nebraska at Omaha's CEC building. In this meeting, Vincent Carlson-Brown, director of King Lear and John Hardy spoke to designers about their unique concepts for each show. Without giving away too much, let me leave you with two words: Vikings and VooDoo. Wanna know more? Join us this summer.
Later that day, John and Vincent headed to Creighton University to hold the first of two days of auditions. Actors came from near and far to audition: UNO, UNL, Creighton University, Drake University, Wesleyan University. Students and professionals from Minneapolis, Denver, New York, LA and Albuquerque were in attendance.
The cast for both shows and the fall tour of Romeo and Juliet are being put together now. Come to Shakespeare On The Green this summer to see these actors in action and visit nebraskashakespeare.com to learn more.