Date

Dec 04 2022 - May 07 2023

NATIONAL THEATRE DISCUSSION SERIES

After a hiatus during the pandemic, we will once again be hosting a series of short post-show talks with guest speakers following select screenings of National Theatre Live. Learn more about these great shows with insight from local historians, actors, writers, and theater professionals. 

MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING
Sunday, December 4 – 1:00 p.m.

Speakers: KELLY STAGE, RAFAEL UNTALAN, and STEPHEN BUHLER

THE CRUCIBLE
Sunday, March 5 – 1:00 p.m.

Speakers: TBA

OTHELLO
Sunday, May 7 – 1:00 p.m.

Speakers: TBA

KELLY STAGE

Kelly Stage is an Associate Professor of English at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and Director of UNL’s Medieval and Renaissance Studies program. She is the author of Producing Early Modern London, along with several journal articles and book chapters about Renaissance theater. She actively supports classic theater by serving as Board Chair for Flatwater Shakespeare Company, based in Lincoln.

RAFAEL UNTALAN

Rafael Untalan is an actor, director, and Assistant Professor of Practice in Acting at UNL’s Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film. He is a member of Actors’ Equity Association and the Screen Actors Guild–American Federation of Television and Radio Artists. His experience with Shakespearean roles includes Leontes in The Winter’s Tale, Orlando in As You Like It, Iachimo in Cymbeline, and Sebastian in Twelfth Night; he also spent three seasons with the Oregon Shakespeare Festival.

STEPHEN BUHLER

Stephen Buhler is Aaron Douglas Professor of English at UNL. He has written extensively on cinematic, musical, and theatrical adaptations of Shakespeare and other Early Modern writers. An Old Globe (San Diego) production of Much Ado is etched in his memory: Beatrice and Benedick were magnificently played by Christine Ebersole and Paxton Whitehead.

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