Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Nebraska Shakespeare, Creighton, and UNO present A WAR OF ROSES

Nebraska Shakespeare, Creighton University, and the University of Nebraska Omaha
Present “A War Of Roses”
By William Shakespeare, adapted by Vincent Carlson-Brown

(OMAHA, Nebraska) As part of the 30th anniversary of the founding of Nebraska Shakespeare, the theater departments at Creighton University and the University of Nebraska at Omaha are presenting A WAR OF ROSES. An original, two-part retelling of William Shakespeare's Henry 6 Trilogy, A WAR OF ROSES: (part 1) Foreign Flames and A WAR OF ROSES: (part 2) A Fire Within will be a first-of-its-kind collaboration. Both productions will feature casts and production teams comprised of faculty and students from both Creighton and UNO, as well as alumni professionals hired by Nebraska Shakespeare. Over 100 individuals will be involved to make this a reality.

A WAR OF ROSES: (part 1) Foreign Flames will be performed at the University of Nebraska Omaha
(Preview November 2) November 3-5,10 at 7:30 PM; November 6, matinee 2 PM; UNO Theatre Weber Fine Arts

Both plays November 12 & 13:
Part 1: Foreign Flames - matinee performance 2 PM; UNO Theatre Weber Fine Arts
Part 2: A Fire Within - evening performance 7:30 PM; Creighton University Lied Center

Join us for an event between the plays on the 12th only: The Shakespeare Collective Presents: Intermission!
A special gathering before Part 2 for dinner, drinks, and more. Space is limited.

A WAR OF ROSES: (part 2) A Fire Within will be performed at Creighton University - (Preview November 9) November 11, 17-19 at 7:30 PM; November 20, matinee 2 PM; Creighton University Lied Center

For ticket packages please go to

The Henry 6 trilogy bridges the historical gap between Shakespeare’s greatest history plays, Henry 5 and Richard 3.

Foreign Flames begins with Henry 5 and his band of brother’s victory at Agincourt. His reign is tragically short, leaving behind a weak young heir, Henry 6, his resolute queen, Margaret of Anjou, and military reversals as the French army rebounds under the leadership of Joan of Arc. The campaign ends in disaster and the loss of France. In A Fire Within, the political fallout between the Lancasters and the Yorks leads to civil war across England and a popular revolt in London under Jack Cade. The Lancasters of Henry 6 gain the early upper hand, only to suffer catastrophe at Towton, establishing the reign of Edward 4 and the rise of his younger misshapen brother, Richard Plantaganet, Duke of Gloucester. The winter of our discontent is sure to follow.

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Nebraska Shakespeare's 30-Year History Celebrated with Immersive Exhibit

For Immediate Release
Sept. 6, 2016

nellie macCallum
Marketing Director

Nebraska Shakespeare’s 30-Year History Celebrated with Immersive Exhibit
Visual Display Highlights Costume and Stage Design, Photos, Interviews from Past Seasons

(OMAHA, Nebraska) In celebration of Nebraska Shakespeare’s 30th Anniversary, the University of Nebraska Omaha is hosting an exhibit reflecting the rich history of the nonprofit organization, including the popular summer repertory program Shakespeare On The Green. The exhibit is free and open to the public.

Located in the Osborne Family Gallery at Dr. C. C. and Mable L. Criss Library on the UNO campus, the exhibit, which opened September 1, will run through September 25.

The visually captivating experience reflects three decades of On The Green, showcasing costume and stage designs, captivating interviews and photos from previous seasons, and a look at seasonal and year-round programs, including the educational Shakespeare on Tour program.

The public is encouraged to be part of this free exhibit, which is open Monday – Sunday at the following times: Monday - Thursday: 7 a.m. - midnight, Friday: 7 a.m. - 5 p.m., Saturday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sunday: noon - midnight.

The visual tour ends with a preview of Nebraska Shakespeare’s 2017 season: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, produced in collaboration with the Omaha Symphony, Shakespeare On The Green productions of The Merry Wives of Windsor and King Lear, the On Tour production of Romeo and Juliet, and the Director’s Reading of Richard II.

The exhibit precedes the fall production of A War of Roses, an adaptation of the Henry VI trilogy to be presented in a unique collaboration with Nebraska Shakespeare, the University of Nebraska at Omaha, and Creighton University. For more information and upcoming ticket sales, please visit

About Nebraska Shakespeare
In its 30-year history, Shakespeare On The Green has gained national recognition for its consistently high-quality productions, the beauty of the Elmwood Park setting, and its enthusiastic audiences. Thanks to the dedicated core group of benefactors, volunteers, and skilled artists, Shakespeare On The Green has become a summer tradition for the people of Omaha and the Great Plains region, drawing over 25,000 people each season. On The Green owes its existence to a dedicated group of local corporations, foundations and private individuals, along with its unique partnership with Creighton University, the University of Nebraska Omaha, and the City of Omaha, the Omaha Parks Department, the Douglas County Tourism Division and the Nebraska Arts Council. For more information and a full list of events and programs, call 402.280.2391 or visit