Friday, July 28, 2017

IN THE NEWS: The Public Pulse: A star of Omaha's theater scene

"What a bold, powerful and astounding performance. It left me totally enriched, feeling incredibly fortunate for the experience."

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Thursday, July 27, 2017

"That she may long live here, God say amen!"



Nebraska Shakespeare's Juno's Swans was thrilled to present its 2nd annual all-female production this July. Richard 3 was performed on July 9th, 2017, at The Blue Barn Theatre for a full house. The production concluded with an engaging post-show discussion (featuring a guest panelist from the Women's Fund of Omaha) about women's presence and voice in theatre (especially in Shakespeare) as well as in our current society.


The part of Richard 3 was played by the entire Juno's Swans ensemble, 
giving a unique female voice and motivational variety to the character's journey to the throne.

A Wooing: Richard 3 (Katie Becker-Colón) with a grieving Lady Anne (Chloe Armao).
Positioning for Power: Queen Elizabeth (Brittany Proia), Lord Rivers (Katie Otten), and Lord Grey (Hailee Domagalski) worry over King Edward's (Mallory Freilich) failing health.
An Uncle's Protection: Buckingham (Tori Walker), Prince Edward (Chloe "Bill" Irwin), 
Richard 3 (Anna Jordan), and Catesby (Ashley Spessard).
A Bloody Prophesy: Richard 3 (Mallory Freilich).

Cursing Women: Duchess of York (Lauren White), Queen Elizabeth (Brittany Proia),
and Queen Margaret (Charleen Willoughby)
Nightmares on the Battlefield: Richard 3 (Lauren White).

Post-performance discussion with the Richard 3 Company and Christon Mactaggart from the Women's Fund of Omaha.
A Full House at The Blue Barn Theatre
A huge Thank You to this wonderful cast, The Blue Barn Theatre
and the staff of Nebraska Shakespeare for making this event a great success.
The Swans, 2017.

Please join us in the summer of 2018 for Juno's Swan's Julius Caesar. 
Not to be missed.
"With all kind love, good thoughts, and reverence. 
Your voice shall be as strong as any man's." 
Julius Caesar III.1

If you are interested finding out more about Juno's Swans or contributing to the program, please contact Sarah Carlson-Brown at carlson-brown@nebraskashakespeare.com.

Monday, July 10, 2017

The Winners of the Will's Best Friend Costume Contest

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE FOLLOWING WINNERS OF THE FINAL YEAR OF THE WILL'S BEST FRIEND PET COSTUME CONTEST:



Will's Best Friend 2017
1084 VOTES

First Runner-Up
1079 VOTES

Second Runner-Up
143 VOTES

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE FOLLOWING
JUDGE'S AWARD RECIPIENTS:

Silliest

Cutest

Most Photogenic

Best Filters

Bone-A-Fide Awesome




Best Buddies


FOR INFORMATION ON HOW TO COLLECT YOUR PRIZE, CONTACT NELLIE MACCALLUM AT NMACCALLUM@NEBRASKASHAKESPEARE.COM
OR BY PHONE AT 402.990.6066!

Saturday, July 1, 2017

IN THE NEWS: Nebraska Shakespeare performs 'Merry Wives of Windsor' with a Louisiana twist

"Shakespeare with Southern accents? Yes, please. Drawls — along with New Orleans jazz, straw hats and summer-weight suits — are a remarkably good fit"

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