Released: August 20, 2010
Lincoln, Neb. ? The University Theatre at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, presents four plays, Dylan by Sidney Michaels, The Misanthrope by Moliere, Iphigenia 2.0 by Charles Mee, and Twelfth Night by Shakespeare, during the 2010-2011 academic school year.
Individual tickets for performances are $16, $14 faculty/staff and senior citizens, and $10 students with ID. Season Passes are $50, $40 faculty/staff and senior citizens and are redeemable for four admissions. Tickets and passes are available at the Johnny Carson School from the Lied Center Ticket Office, 301 N. 12 Monday through Friday 11 AM to 5:30 PM and one hour prior to the performance in the Temple Theatre Lobby, or by telephone at 472-4747 or 800-432-3231. Reservations for performances are strongly recommended.
This academic year three of University Theatre?s main stage productions will be directed by students in the Master of Fine Arts: Directing for Stage and Screen program. The guiding vision for our directing program is our deep commitment to telling stories in strongly theatrical work, and bravely exploring all the technologies at our disposal. During the third and final year of the program each director will direct a fully funded main stage production. This is one of the final projects before presenting a thesis for consideration.
The fourth production will be directed by Associate Professor Ian Borden. An actor, director, scholar and fight director, Borden teaches a variety of performance and academic classes. He is also a Certified Teacher of Stage Combat with the Society of American Fight Directors, and has staged fights for numerous plays all around North America and the Caribbean.
Theatre at UNL is an associate member of the Association for Theatre in Higher Education, a participating member of the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival, a charter member and accredited by the University/Resident Theatre Association and the National Association of Schools of Theatre.
By Sidney Michaels
October 7-9 and 12-15 at 7:30 p.m.
Dylan is set in 1950?s Wales and America, following the poet, Dylan Thomas, to the colleges, bars and bedrooms of his last American tour and finally to the ship that bore his body home. Thomas was a Welsh born poet and writer well known for his addiction to alcohol. He was a noted public speaker and often performed his own works. His best-known pieces include the radio play Under Milk Wood and the poem ?Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night.? The production is directed by Aaron Sawyer. Sawyer is a third year MFA Directing student.
November 18-20 and December 1-4 at 7:30 p.m.
Alceste, the misanthrope of the title, is disgusted by the hypocrisy, injustice, and overall corruption in human society. Alceste's concern with the issue of justice has to do with the fact that he is embroiled in several lawsuits, the outcome of which are determined not by which party is in the right but by who has the most influence in court. Nonetheless, Alceste is in love with Celimene, a young widow with a reputation for flirtation and for surrounding herself with suitors and who is a prime example of the insincerity that Alceste despises in others. The production is directed by Cristina Skinner. Skinner is a third year MFA Directing student.
By Charles Mee
February 24-26 and March 2-5 at 7:30 p.m.
The play by Euripides, set in the world today, in which a great imperial power steps into the world to go to war - taking an action so wrong that it sets the empire on the road to complete self-destruction. Proving, as Agamemnon himself says on the brink of the Trojan war, "We see from the histories of empires that none will last forever and all are brought down finally not by others but by themselves." The production is directed by Shannon Cameron. Cameron is a third year MFA Directing student.
April 7-9 and 12-16 at 7:30 p.m.
The classic comedy of hidden identity, love triangles and fools (not to mention twins)! Shipwrecked on Illyria, Viola disguises herself as a man and goes to work for Orsino, a wealthy nobleman. When she gets herself involved in the courting affairs of Orsino and Olivia, a noblewoman, things begin to get complicated, not to mention what ensues when Sebastian, Viola's twin, shows up. The production is directed by Ian Borden. Borden is an Assistant Professor of Practice in the Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film.
Season Passes: $50 regular; $40 faculty/staff and senior citizen
Each pass allows the pass-holder FOUR (4) admissions to any University Theatre production. Passes are non-transferable and non-refundable.
Passes must be presented at the Ticket Office to redeem for tickets to specific performances. RESERVATIONS ARE RECOMMENDED for performances.
Individual Tickets: $16 regular; $14 faculty/staff and senior citizen; $10 student
Individual performance tickets are valid for one performance only.
Individual performance tickets are non-refundable and will not be exchanged.
Tickets/passes available on line at http://carsonschool.unl.edu, or by contacting the
Lied Center Ticket Office, 301 N. 12th Street, PO Box 880157, Lincoln NE 68588-0157
Telephone orders with Visa or MasterCard: 402-472-4747 or 800-432-3231.