Nebraska Rep opens season with ‘Sense and Sensibility’
calendar icon25 Aug 2023
Lincoln, Neb.--The Nebraska Repertory Theatre opens its 2023-2024 season with Kate Hamill’s modern adaptation of Jane Austen’s “Sense and Sensibility.”
“Interim Artistic Director David Long has created a compelling season of truly engaging theatre,” said Hank Stratton, the new executive director of Nebraska Repertory Theatre and director of the Johnny Carson School of Theatre, where The Rep is academically housed. “I’m looking forward to working with Long, Managing Marketing Director Tim Ganser and the rest of the Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film faculty and staff as we continue to develop and grow Nebraska Repertory Theatre. Nebraska Rep is a highly valued component of The Carson School, its campus partners, and the community. It provides an opportunity for students to work alongside professional actors, directors and designers in an environment that emulates the professional theatre world as closely as possible.”
“Sense and Sensibility” runs Sept. 28-Oct. 7. The play follows the trials and tribulations of the Dashwood sisters, Elinor and Marianne, as they navigate love, heartbreak and societal expectations in 19th century England.
The season continues with “Mr. Burns, a Post-Electric Play” by Anne Washburn, which runs Nov. 9-18. The play is a darkly humorous exploration of the power of storytelling and its evolution in a post-apocalyptic world. Set in a future where civilization has crumbled, survivors gather to retell episodes from “The Simpsons,” which provides solace and connection.
“The Flick,” by Annie Baker, runs Feb. 29-March 9, 2024. This Pulitzer Prize-winning play intimately captures the lives of three underpaid employees working at a run-down movie theater in Massachusetts. Through quiet moments, awkward interactions and profound silences, Baker’s masterful storytelling exposes the complexities of human relationships, loneliness and the search for connection in the digital age.
Closing the season is “Big Fish,” presented in partnership with the Glenn Korff School of Music’s opera program. This fantastical musical, which runs April 25-May 4, 2024, revolves around the extraordinary life of Edward Bloom, a charismatic storyteller with a penchant for embellishment. As his son, Will, attempts to separate fact from fiction, the musical takes the audience on a magical journey through a world of tall tales, love and reconciliation while celebrating the power of imagination.
For showtimes and ticket information, visit https://www.nebraskarep.org.