Every fall, thousands of students are introduced to Shakespeare when we tour Shakespeare's work into classrooms and communities throughout Nebraska and the region.
In 2019, we performed 39 shows and facilitated over 90 educational activities in 17 counties.
The 2020 live experience was canceled due to Covid. However, Nebraska Shakespeare did provide a virtual event with a film viewing and live zoom conversations with educators.
Here we are in 2021, and we are excited to offer Romeo and Juliet. The production will be an exciting hip-hip adaptation by Omaha’s own Tyrone Beasley. Scroll down for more information.
On Tour: Fall 2021
Romeo and Juliet on Tour
This coming fall, we are excited to announce that we will once again provide live theatre and educational workshops to the schools and rural communities throughout Nebraska. To celebrate a return to normalcy, we are currently adapting a shortened version of Romeo and Juliet that combines Shakespeare’s words with a modern interpretation featuring a hip-hop style of delivery and a multi-ethnic cast of actor/educators.
We invite you to join us for this unique and exciting theatrical experience.
Tour dates will begin on September 17th and continue through November 15th. To request more information on the tour and how to reserve a date, please contact
Lara Marsh, Director of Productions by clicking here.
Read on Tour's COVID guidelines HERE
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skilled, trained counselor at a crisis center in your area at any time (National Suicide Prevention Lifeline).
Additional information on suicide prevention can be found at HERE.
- Calendar of Performances -
*click through to see September-November dates*
Special thanks to...
Aaron Quinton-Thomas Butler
for crafting and conducting this interview.
for participating in this interview.
Enjoy! We will see you soon at Romeo and Juliet!
Meet the Director
& learn more about our Shakespeare on Tour, Fall 2021
- Spotify Playlist -
enjoy a playlist curated by our cast and crew of Romeo and Juliet!
On Tour Sponsors
This production is part of Shakespeare in American Communities, a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.
To learn more, visit: https://www.artsmidwest.org/programs/shakespeare
Past Tour Locations
Past school locations:
Ainsworth High School
Bancroft-Rosalie High School
Bassett Arts Council High School
Bellevue West High School
Bellevue East High School
Beveridge Middle School
Burke High School
Callaway High School
Central High School
Clarkson High School
College of Saint Mary
Gering High School
Lincoln North Star High School
Lincoln Public High Schools
Mount Michael High School
Papillion-LaVista South High School
Tekamah-Herman High School
Valentine High School