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Flatwater Shakespeare

Flatwater Shakespeare has announced its 2019 season.

Flatwater Shakespeare Co. will add a new venue — The Mill's location at Nebraska Innovation Campus — for its 2019 season.

The Mill will host Flatwater's first show of the year, “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare, Abridged,” in which a trio of actors performing multiple roles will take the audience on a comedic romp through the Bard's entire canon.

Directed by Paul Durban and written by Adam Long, Daniel Singer and Jess Winfield, performances will run March 14-17 and 21-24 at The Mill, 2021 Transformation Drive.

The other two shows included in the 2019 season are:

* "Two Gentlemen of Verona," a shortened, 75-minute version of Shakespeare's first romantic comedy, which will be directed by Patsy Koch-Johns. Performances will start at the Swan Theatre at Wyuka Stables, 3600 O St., on June 6-9 and 13-16, then visit local parks and other outdoor venues for free shows on June 20-23.

* "Macbeth," one of Shakespeare's most famous tragedies, which will be directed by Flatwater Shakespeare's founding artistic director, Bob Hall. Performances will take place Sept. 26-29, Oct. 3-6 and Oct. 10-13 at the Swan Theatre.

"We have new venues, new collaborations, and directors who are new to Flatwater in 2019,” said Flatwater executive director Summer Lukasiewicz, in a news release. “We are spreading our wings, but we are also staying connected to our roots of high-quality theater — including a full-length Shakespearean tragedy at the Stables at Wyuka with Bob Hall at the helm. This is an exciting season of growth as we continue to broaden our reach and strive to make Shakespeare for everyone!"

Season tickets for all three shows are available for $52, a 10 percent discount, by calling 402-319-2895 or online at

Auditions will take place Jan. 13-14, with callbacks for specific shows to be announced later.


Assistant city editor

Zach Pluhacek is an assistant city editor.

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