Johnny Carson School announces its 2015-2016 season
calendar icon23 Jun 2015Lincoln, Neb.--The University of Nebraska–Lincoln's Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film has announced its 2015-2016 theatre season.
The season opens in October with "Dancing at Lughnasa" by Brian Friel. This 1990 play is set in Ireland's County Donegal in August 1936 in the fictional town of Ballybeg, where love seems possible if only for a short time. It is a memory play told from the point of view of the adult Michael Evans, the narrator. He recounts the summer in his aunts' cottage when he was seven years old. Performances are Oct. 8-9 and 13-17 at 7:30 p.m. and Oct. 11 and 18 at 2 p.m. in the Studio Theatre.
The season continues with "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee" with music and lyrics by Willliam Finn and book by Rachel Sheinkin, conceived by Rebecca Feldman with additional material by Jay Reiss. This is the hilarious and touching story of six awkward, yet entertaining twees, as each one, vying for the spelling championship of a lifetime, hopes to be the last speller standing at the final "ding" of the bell. Performances are Nov. 12-14 and 18-21 at 7:30 p.m. and Nov. 22 at 2 p.m. in Howell Theatre.
Next is Noel Coward's "Blithe Spirit." Coward's sharp wit and exquisite style shines in ths spirited comedy about ghosts. Performances are March 3-5 and 9-12 at 7:30 p.m. and March 13 at 2 p.m. in Howell Theatre.
Finally, the season closes with "She Kills Monsters" by Qui Nguyen. This is an action-packed and comedic romp into the world of fantasy role-playing games. Performances are April 7-9 and 12-16 at 7:30 p.m. and April 17 at 2 p.m. in Studio Theatre.
Tickets for the upcoming season go on sale Tuesday, Sept. 8. They are $18 regular, $16 faculty/staff/senior citizens and $12 students and are available through the Lied Center Box Office at (402) 472-4747 or (800) 432-3231 or in person at 301 N. 12th St. Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and one hour prior to curtain in the Temple Lobby.