The Nebraska Repertory Theatre's new season continues July 12 with "Heroes." The Rep's summer season features three plays and a pair of one-night-only performances.
The three plays are “Jeeves Intervenes” by Margaret Raether, “Heroes” by Gerald Sibleyras, and “God of Carnage” by Yasmina Reza. The one-night-only performances, or Destinations series, are “R.I.P.” and “One-Man Hamlet.”
All performances are in the Temple Building.
"Heroes" is set in 1959 on a sun-dappled terrace of a home in France and features three dotty old World War I veterans who engage in verbal skirmishes, plan counterattacks and dream of impossible escapes.
Individual tickets for performances are $25 general admission; $22 faculty/staff and senior citizens; and $12 students with valid identification and members of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. Season passes are also available. Tickets and passes are available at http://www.unl.edu/rep, the Lied Center for Performing Arts, one hour prior to a performance in the Temple Theatre Lobby, or by calling 402-472-4747 or 800-432-3231. Reservations for performances are strongly recommended.
Admission for the Destinations series is $7, or free to season pass holders. Reservations will not be taken for Destinations performances.
The Destinations performances, both at 7:30 p.m. are “R.I.P.” on July 24 and “One-Man Hamlet” on July 31.
The Rep is also offering creative dramatics sessions for children ages 4 to 12. The sessions are held during Rep shows, allowing parents and guardians to attend the performances. The creative dramatics sessions begin at 7 p.m. July 20, 27 and Aug. 3; and 1:30 p.m., July 22, 29 and Aug. 5. Cost is $5 per child per session.
Play performances dates and descriptions are:
“Jeeves Intervenes” by Margaret Raether, 7:30 p.m. July 13, 26, Aug. 2, 3; 2 p.m., July 22 — Performance is based on P.G. Wodehouse’s beloved comic characters, the befuddled Bertie Wooster and his clever butler Jeeves. Set in London in the 1920s, Bertie and his school chum, Eustace Bassington-Bassington, hatch a plot to save Bertie from an unwanted marriage and Eustace from being shipped to India. As the story unfolds, the all-knowing Jeeves works to rescue the two friends from themselves.
“Heroes” by Gerald Sibleyras and translated by Tom Stoppard; 7:30 p.m., July 12, 14, 20, 28, Aug. 1, 4; 2:30 p.m., July 29 — Set in 1959 on a sun-dappled terrace of a home in France, three dotty old World War I veterans engage in verbal skirmishes, plan counterattacks and dream of impossible escape.
“God of Carnage” by Yasmina Reza and translated by Christopher Hampton; 7:30 p.m., July 18, 19, 21, 25, 27; 2 p.m., Aug. 5 — Veronica and Michael are being oh, so civilized by meeting with the parents of the boy who recently hit their son with a stick. However, what begins as a calm, mature meeting of four mild-mannered adults devolves into a no-holds barred schoolyard brawl, leaving their middle-class property in tatters.
More details at: http://go.unl.edu/9j6