Flatwater Shakespeare Company presents “Macbeth”

Sunday, September 29, 2019
7:30 p.m.

Wyuka Stables

$15

What are people capable of when they pursue absolute power? Macbeth is an honored lord and feared warrior. Lady Macbeth is a fiercely intelligent and ambitious lady. After Macbeth wins a battle for King Duncan, three witches tell Macbeth that he is destined to be king. Lady Macbeth urges him to make the prophecy true, even if it means murder. Their plan works, but Macbeth tries to secure his place on the throne by ordering the deaths of former allies, presumed enemies and their families.

Shakespeare's tragedy of conscience, betrayal and politics is boldly reimagined in this production, directed by Flatwater Shakespeare founder Bob Hall and starring Matt Lukasiewicz (last seen as Hamlet in 2015) as Macbeth and Summer Lukasiewicz as Lady Macbeth. Join us to witness this tragic tale firsthand.

Registration Deadline: Mon, Sept 23
Time: 7:30 p.m. for each performance
Location: Wyuka Stables
Enrollment Limit: 20 per performance
Cost: $15


Register for only one performance.
20174EV
Day/Date: Sun, Sept 29

20175EV
Day/Date: Thu, Oct 3

Historic Hayrack Tours

Wednesday, October 2, 2019
2-3:30 p.m.

Pioneers Park Nature Center parking lot

$10 per person

Enjoy an afternoon hayrack ride tour of Pioneers Park and learn about some of the history of the area. Pioneers Park is a large and beautiful park that has over 1,200 acres of  prairie, woodland and wetland habitats. Betty Orr, teacher and naturalist at Pioneers Park Nature Center, will share some of the unique history of the site and how it came to  be the popular park that it is today. Meet in the parking lot and travel by a tractor-driven hayrack through Pioneers Park.

Time: 2-3:30 p.m.
Location: Pioneers Park Nature Center parking lot
Enrollment limit per tour: 24
Cost: $10 per person

Register for only one session.
20172EV
Day/Date: Wed, Oct 2

20173EV
Day/Date: Wed, Oct 9

Movies that Matter Film Festival

Thursday, October 10, 2019
7-9 p.m.

Cornhusker Bank, Community Room, 8310 O St.

Free. Open to the public.

White Right: Meeting the Enemy

OLLI Movies that Matter uses the power of documentary films to educate inform and create dialogue. The series of documentaries selected this coming year focus on  important current and challenging social issues of our time. A moderator will introduce each film and facilitate discussion with local experts.

In this Emmy-winning documentary, acclaimed Muslim filmmaker Deeyah Khan travels to U.S. from the U.K. to meet U.S. neo-Nazis and white nationalists face to face.  Attending the now infamous “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, she seeks to understand the personal and political motivations behind the resurgence of far-right extremism in America. Speaking with proponents of alt-right ideologies, Deeyah attempts to discover new possibilities for connection and solutions. Khan chooses to engage, rather than dismiss the most extreme individuals she meets. As she tries to see beyond the headlines to the human beings, her own prejudices are challenged and her tolerance tested.

Using skills that are part investigate journalist and part psychotherapist, she seeks to learn what drives such hatred and forces people to face her, their so called enemy. With the far-right gaining ground in German elections, hate crime rising in the U.K. and divisive populist rhetoric infecting political and public discourse across western democracies, “White Right” asks why.

This event is open to the public. Membership is not required.

20176EV
Day/Date: Thu, Oct 10
Time: 7-9 p.m.
Location: Cornhusker Bank, Community Room,
8310 O St. Park and enter on the north side.

Free. Open to the public.

2109 Fall Symposium

Saturday, October 19, 2019
9 a.m.-2 p.m.

UNL Nebraska Innovation Campus, 2021 Transformation Drive

$20 includes lunch

2019 Fall Symposium

Celebrating the 19th Amendment: Women’s Rights Here and Abroad

Join us in commemorating the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution that granted women the right to vote.

Sponsored by OLLI and Global Perspectives: The Winter Lecture Series and the League of Women Voters, the program will feature scholars from the University of Nebraska and other institutions, as well as Nebraska women in elected office.

Hear about the history of the struggles for women’s suffrage; the impact of women in elections over the past century, as well as women’s involvement in elective office; and the status of women’s rights on a global scale.

The keynote speaker will be Rhoda Howard-Hassmann, professor emeritus at the Wilfrid Laurier University in Hamilton, Ontario. Dr. Howard-Hassmann has written several significant books and articles on international women’s rights. She was also so a consultant for the creation of UNL’s undergraduate program in Human rights.

This event is open to the public. Membership is not required.

Event Day/Date: Sat, Oct 19
Registration Deadline: Fri, Oct 11
Time: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Doors open at 8:30 a.m. for check-in.
Location: UNL Nebraska Innovation Campus. Parking is free on the blacktop lot to the north of the conference center.

Cost: $20 includes lunch. Cancellation after the registration deadline will be non-refundable. Please contact the OLLI office if you have specific dietary
restrictions.