Saturday, November 15, 2014

Our Revels Now Are Ended...

The Tempest On Tour reached 35 communities (30 schools, 5 public venues), with 28 performances and 58 adjoining educational activities, reaching over 8,000 people (7,551 children and 451 adults).

Sarah Carlson-Brown, Director of The Tempest, did a wonderful job with the adaptation. Thank you to the On Tour ensemble for a fantastic play, to all the venues that helped us load and unload, and to our audiences for a great reception.


"I loved the Asian theme. It was a welcome change to Shakespeare. I also like how they incorporated the masks as the spirits. It facilitated the understanding of the transitions of the actors."
- EDUCATOR, Norfolk High School

"The students really enjoyed the workshops. It was fun to watch each class share what they learned with their classmates after the workshops. We feel very fortunate that you offer this experience to our kids. You all have amazing energy and really make it fun for them."
- EDUCATOR, Morton Middle School

"The performance was enjoyable, as it is every year. I am always stunned to see how the company effectively tells complex Shakespeare works. The actors were excellent."
- EDUCATOR, Lincoln Southeast High School

"The performance was very entertaining. Fabulous acting and so easy to understand!" 


"Workshops were helpful and fun - I was learning, but in an active way." 

"The performance was very impressive. The multiple characters and storyline were very clear.
The discussion after the show was really fun and informative" 

Comments from Social Media:

"Saw your production of The Tempest at Ralston High. I thought you guys were outstanding. Well-conceived and well-performed. I even teared up a little during the whole father/daughter scene at the beginning ☺ My students enjoyed the production as well. For many, it was their first exposure to Shakespeare, and your performance certainly allayed many of their fears. Great job!"
- Tyler Barna (Teacher at Ralston High School via Facebook)

"That's my school!! Haha You guys were amazing. Thank you for coming!!!! It was fun helping you guys with your set and getting to converse with some of you :)) Y'all are fantastic!!!"
- Jessie Kellerman (Student at Bellevue East via Facebook)

"Thanks to @NEShakespeare for coming to the Mount tonight!"
- Mount Michael (@Mount_Michael on Twitter)

"Thanks to @NEShakespeare for an incredible performance today! The students at Burke loved it!"
- Burke Theatre (@BurkeTheatre on Twitter)

"Thanks for your incredible show today! My students loved it!"
- Anthony John Schik (on Twitter, Drama teacher at Beveridge Middle)

"@NEShakespeare Thank you so much for coming to [Ralston High School] and performing for us today! We truly prosperoed from it. -_-"
- Jeff Gaston (via Twitter, Teacher at Ralston High School.

"Thank you @NEShakespeare for another wonderful performance! #theatreeducation"
- MonarchTheatre (@MonarchTheatre on Twitter (Papillion La Vista High School))

If interested in next year's On Tour performance of As You Like It, please contact, Sarah Carlson-Brown, Director of Education 402.689.7614 or via email.