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

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