What: “Titus Andronicus” and “Twelfth Night” @ Shakespeare on the Green
When: “Titus Andronicus” runs Sunday (June 30); Tuesday (July 2) and Saturday (July 6). “Twelfth Night” plays on Wednesday (July 3), Friday (July 5) and July 7.
Where: Elmwood Park, just south of the UNO campus off of 65th and Dodge streets
You had me at "Content Advisory," Nebraska Shakespeare. When I noticed that “Titus Andronicus,” which opened this week, had "suggestive dialog, coarse language, sexual situation and violence," I marked it on my calendar with a big red circle. I can't wait to see this one!
The show is the tragedy side of the two-show production of Shakespeare on the Green, which takes place nestled among the trees at Elmwood Park, just south of the UNO campus. The FREE annual event kicked off last week with the comedy side – a vamped-up version of “Twelfth Night,” which has drawn rave reviews.
While the plays are the centerpiece to this all-ages affair, there is much more to the event. Activities begin each night at 6 p.m. with music, a scholars forum, and the educational "Shakesperience." The pre-curtain "Green Show" begins at 7 p.m. with veteran juggler Jek Kelly, music by Madrigali and the return of "Two-Minute Shakespeare," an interactive comedy take on Bill's best plays (good, funny stuff!). The show beings at 8 p.m. AND IS FREE EVERY SINGLE NIGHT.