Dates: June 25, 26, 27, 28 and July 9 & 11

The Program
Shakespeare On The Green is a three-week celebration of Shakespeare that includes two plays that run in repertory, nightly forums, and activities for all ages. Performances have earned national recognition for consistently high-quality productions set in beautiful Young park and performed for enthusiastic audiences.

The Play
Based on the screenplay by Marc Norman & Tom Stoppard 

Adapted for the stage by Lee Hall 

Music by Paddy Cunneen 

Originally produced on the West End by Disney Theatrical Productions & Sonia Friedman Productions, directed by Declan Donnellan, and designed by Nick Ormerod. 

Penniless and indebted to two demanding producers, struggling young playwright William Shakespeare is tormented by writer’s block until he meets the beautiful Viola de Lesseps, daughter of a wealthy merchant, whose fiery passion for poetry and drama leaves her secretly longing to be an actor. Both are despondent when they learn that Viola’s father has promised her to the stuffy Lord Wessex in order to gain a title for their family. Under the veil of secrecy, Will and Viola’s passionate love affair becomes the basis of the very play he is writing – Romeo and Juliet. With opening night – and the wedding day – fast approaching, the plots race toward a parallel conclusion. Will it all work out in the end or are the two star-crossed lovers destined for tragedy? 

“Shakespeare In Love” is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc., a Concord Theatricals Company.

The Players
Creative Team
Artistic Director, Alan Klem
Director, Anthony Clark-Kaczmarek 
Director of Productions, Lara Marsh
Management & Technical position announcements coming soon!

Coming soon!

Shakespeare In Love

University of Nebraska @ Omaha - Young Park 
411 1/2 North Elmwood Road Omaha, NE  68132.

Parking is available on campus.

June 25, 26, 27, 28
July 9 & 11

Arrive early for the best seats and to take advantage of the FULL EXPERIENCE.

2 Hours 

FREE and open to the public.

Donations and Memberships support Nebraska Shakespeare's year-round programming.

Shakespeare On The Green is a family (and pet) friendly event.

Arrive early (the event kicks off at 6:00pm) to get the best seats, take part in the pre-show entertainment and activities, and enjoy the amazing onsite food! 

Nebraska Shakespeare Members receive special perks throughout the year including reserved seating, VIP parking, and more!