The Flatwater Shakespeare Company will unveil its 2019 season during "Will Power," a gala event including Bard-inspired music, a review of Shakespearean scenes and speeches, and a silent auction. This fundraiser raises the curtain at 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5, at The Stables at Wyuka, 3600 O St.
Three productions will be staged by Flatwater Shakespeare in 2019. FSC Executive Director Summer Lukasiewicz will officially announce the play titles and show directors at the event.
Another highlight of the evening will be “The Roles Dreams Are Made On,” a script devised to allow several Lincoln area actors to visit their dream roles, regardless of age or gender, from Shakespeare. The list of characters includes Bottom and Puck from “A Midsummer Night's Dream,” Antony from “Julius Caesar,” Jaques from “As You Like It,” and Hamlet. Extended scenes will be shared from “Macbeth” and “Romeo and Juliet.” The cast includes FSC Education Director Stephen Buhler, John Burney, Melissa Lewis, Matt Lukasiewicz, Summer Lukasiewicz and Paul Shaw.
Music will be provided by Sweet Will and the Saucy Jacks (otherwise known as local band Tupelo Springfield). The group will play original pop music settings of Shakespearean sonnets, along with songs inspired by Shakespeare.
A silent auction will feature a range of items including a Folio Society edition of Shakespeare's “Titus Andronicus,” donated by A Novel Idea Bookstore, gifts from the Lincoln Children's Zoo and The Mill, and many more.
Throughout the evening, there will be appetizers, complimentary non-alcoholic beverages and a cash bar. The event is sponsored by The Mill Coffee and Tea.
Tickets are $30 and are available online at www.flatwatershakespearecompany.org.