This weekend, the UNO Theatre Department brought not only their acting talent to stage, but their musical and lighting talents as well. "Twelfth Night", directed by Cindy Melby Phaneuf, is the department's last major production of the 2010-11 season.
On Friday, April 15, "Steel Magnolias" opened at the Omaha Community Playhouse.
Sarah Mckinstry-Brown is a poet, mother and wife. She is one woman balancing a monsoon of tasks. Mckinstry-Brown explained that life's gifts and blessings can become cumbersome, such is the nature of life. This is the inspiration behind her new full-length collection of poetry, "Cradling Monsoons."
UNO's Department of Music had a busy year.
The Department of Art and Art History at UNO's Gallery, located in the Weber Fine Arts Building, hosted a number of exhibitions over the past academic year. The exhibits included African-American Masters from the Sheldon Museum of Art, UNL; Carved Board Clamp Resist Dyeing: Historical Perspective and Contemporary Application; Sequenced Fibers: Books on Fabric or Handmade Papers; and the UNO BFA Thesis and BA in Studio Arts Seniors' Exhibit.
The UNO Theatre Department saw a big year in its 2010-2011 season. From a hilarious comedy, to dark dramas, to the classics of Shakespeare, the theatre always brought something new to audiences.
More than 100 people attended the Siena Francis House Benefit Concert sponsered by UNO's Service Learning Program, partnered with the Waiting Room and 1% Productions on April 11 at 8 p.m., bringing in more than $700 for the shelter.
Twelfth Night," directed by UNO Professor Cindy Melby Phaneuf, opens April 15 at the UNO Theatre. It's the director's third time working with this play, and her first opportunity to work with a student cast. UNO theater major Xin Shao spoke with Phaneuf regarding "Twelfth Night," beginning with a brief plot synopsis.