"The acting was fantastic, my students were on the edge of their chairs, mesmerized by the performance." 

Rhonda Sparks, Gretna Middle School, 2019

"I felt the performance, action, adaptation and production were professional and educational for the students of LHS. I felt the students were engaged by the performance and the talk back session. I had a lot of fun and thoroughly enjoyed the staging and acting of the performance. Thanks again for coming!"

Justin Holbein, Lincoln High School, 2019

Shakespeare’s plays were created to be experienced through performance. From the stage of the Globe Theatre in London to a school classroom on the plains of Nebraska, Shakespeare’s work was meant to be actively engaged on a personal and relatable level. It is only by experiencing Shakespeare’s insightful genius through the delivery of performance, no matter how polished or rehearsed, can we truly uncover the humanity, honesty, and humor of his text.


As we slowly pull out of the pandemic, Nebraska Shakespeare is pleased to be able to be live once again for its fall tour, 2021. The production this year is Romeo and Juliet. Beginning in September, a Nebraska Shakespeare professional, abridged, hip-hop adaptation of Romeo and Juliet will be available. The 60–70-minute production will be followed by Q&A. Workshops will also be available to all participants. Scroll down and click on the Romeo and Juliet button for more information.