Released: November 30, 2010
Lincoln, Neb. - Nebraska Repertory Theatre at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln celebrates the season with a musical adaptation of the O. Henry short story The Gift of the Magi by Peter Ekstrom. Performances are December 9, 10, 11 at 7:30 pm and December 11 & 12 at 2:00 pm in the Studio Theatre, first floor Temple Building, 12th & R Streets.
Individual tickets for performances are $20, $18 faculty/staff and senior citizens, and $10 students with ID. Tickets are available at www.unl.edu/rep and from the Lied Center Ticket Office, 301 N. 12 St., Monday through Friday 11 AM to 5:30 PM and one hour prior to the performance in the Temple Theatres Lobby, or by telephone at 472-4747 or 800-432-3231. Reservations for performances are strongly recommended.
Artistic Director Virginia Smith said, "The Nebraska Repertory Theatre is pleased to bring you a small treasure, The Gift of the Magi, a charming musical adaptation of O. Henry's beloved story. You remember the story - Della and Jim are a young couple deeply in love and struggling to make ends meet in their New York tenement flat in the early 1900's. In the process of preparing for Christmas, they teach us about love and the spirit of giving as they sacrifice their most prized possessions to buy each other presents."
The musical adaptation is written by Peter Ekstrom and is directed by UNL School of Music's William Shomos. The production features Kellyn Wooten as Della and Tyler Buglewicz as Jim. Vincent T. Learned is musical director.