"Shake In A Day" Fundraiser Gives NWU Students 24 Hours to Rehearse for Show

Nebraska Wesleyan University theatre students will travel to London next month to expand their appreciation for William Shakespeare.

But first they will put their amateur Shakespeare performance skills to a quick test when they present “Shake in a Day” on Sunday, February 28.

“Shake in a Day” is a randomly chosen Shakespeare play that will be performed after 24 hours of consecutive rehearsal. The random play will be selected during Wesleyan’s production of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels on Saturday, February 27.

Fourteen students will be joined by NWU faculty, staff and President Fred Ohles and perform the randomly-selected play. It will be performed at 7:30 p.m. in Elder Theatre, 51st Street and Huntington Ave.

Tickets are $5. All proceeds will benefit the Theatre Department’s trip to London March 13-20. While there they will visit the British Library where they will see Leonardo daVinci’s notebooks, early manuscripts of Beowulf and The Canterbury Tales, visit Stratford-upon-Avon, attend a performance of Romeo and Juliet, see original sites of Shakespeare’s theatres, and participate in workshops.

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