OMAHA — Nebraska Shakespeare has announced its 2019 season, giving added focus to female participation in the arts and the female voice.
Fulfilling the organization’s mission to create entertaining, challenging productions and immersive educational experiences, these selections embrace the mastery of Shakespeare’s works, while giving continued relevance to his words through engaging performance presented through multiple genres.
The upcoming season marks the company’s 33rd, and will be a celebration of the organization’s pledge to seek equal opportunities for female professionals. Nebraska Shakespeare has joined the growing roster of theatre organizations across the nation that have committed to the ‘50/50 in 2020’ initiative.
The highlight of Nebraska Shakespeare’s ‘female-forward’ season will be a production of “All’s Well That Ends Well” utilizing the organization’s Juno’s Swans company, which employs an all-female cast to perform every character within a play – including those written to be performed by a male. Many roles in the organization’s other performances will likewise be cross-gendered to allow added female participation and target a 50/50 distribution of male and female performances.
Nebraska Shakespeare’s 2019 season kicks off Monday, March 4, with a partnership with Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in LaVista to explore films inspired by Shakespeare, and concludes in October with the educational touring production of Othello. 2019 sees the return of the flagship program Shakespeare on the Green, which will feature “All’s Well That Ends Well” and “Hamlet.”
Shakespeare on the Green starts June 27 and runs through July 6.
Memberships are available, offering reserved VIP seating and other perks at this summer’s admission-free Shakespeare on the Green performances.
Tickets for Shakespeare on the silver Screen are $8. and are available online at https://drafthouse.com/omaha.
For more information and a complete season schedule, check online at www.nebraskashakespeare.com/.