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Nebraska Repertory Theatre announces 2017-18 season

After a three-year hiatus, Nebraska Repertory Theatre returns this fall for the 2017-18 theater season at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
A New Look for a New 
Nebraska Repertory Theatre
Nebraska Rep Debuts New Logo
and 2017 – 2018 Offerings
The Mission
Nebraska Repertory Theatre creates innovative theatrical experiences to ignite the imagination, challenge the heart, promote an inclusive community and inspire the next generation of theatre artists.

by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, directed by the Nebraska Rep’s new artistic director, Andy Park.

Ten years after The Crucible‘s infamous seductress, Abigail Williams, danced with the devil in Salem, darkness returns. As she cares for a young sailor on the brink of death, a mysterious stranger from Abigail’s past catches up with her, sending her on one final, suspense-filled quest for redemption.
Lied Center’s Johnny Carson Theater
September 30 –
October 15


by Jean-Claude van Itallie

directed by Wesley Broulik
This brilliant and groundbreaking tour de force in contemporary improvisational theatre explores the Book of Genesis, and relates it to our modern experience with an eloquence and power which had earned it recognition as a milestone of American drama. Most of the work is choreographed movement, pantomime, human sounds and music made by bells, horns, whistles, tambourines and other hand-held instruments.
Temple Building
November 3 – 19


conceived and directed by

Andy Park
Audiences will be treated to holiday standards performed by favorite past Rep performers, emerging artists and surprise guests. To headline this year’s Cabaret, the Rep welcomes Chicago’s premiere, sweet-singing female trio, THE LAKESHORE DOLLS. The Cabaret will get everyone in the holiday spirit with this toe-tapping, uplifting night of song, good cheer and revelry.
Temple Building
December 13 – 17

The state’s only regional professional theatre will offer a six-production season beginning September 30, 2017. Tickets are available now through the Lied Center Ticket Office at 301 North 12th Street, 402-472-4747 or 800-432-3231 Monday through Friday from 11:00 AM – 5:30 PM, or online at (see link below).
The Nebraska Repertory Theatre, affiliated with the professional Actors’ Equity Association, has been on hiatus since 2014. A new collaboration between the Nebraska Repertory Theatre and the Lied Center for Performing Arts, and a merger of the Nebraska Rep and University Theatre begins this fall. The Nebraska Rep, over a nine-month season during the academic year, will further expand opportunities for audiences and students to engage with professional artists.
Coming this Spring

Music and Lyrics by

Robert Lopez and
Jeff Marx
Book by Jeff Whitty
Based on an Original Concept by
Robert Lopez and
Jeff Marx
Lied Center’s Johnny Carson Theater
March 2 – 16, 2018


Temple Building

March 30 – April 1, 2018

William Goulding’s
adapted for the stage by Nigel Williams
Temple Building
April 13 – 22, 2018

After a three-year hiatus, Nebraska Repertory Theatre returns this fall for the 2017-18 theater season at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Source: Nebraska Repertory Theatre announces 2017-18 season after long hiatus | Arts & Entertainment |

Live and Learn August 2016 – YouTube

Life Long Learning with Osher Classes in Lincoln – August 1, 2016

Leta Powell Drake, OLLI member and host of “Live and Learn,” a television program of Aging Partners/Area Agency on Aging, recently interviewed Dee Aguilar, OLLI Coordinator. Listen to what Leta and Dee have to say about OLLI.

Jan 17 – Osher Lifelong Learning Institute 

WHEN: Jan. 17, 1:30 to 3 p.m. WHERE: Cornhusker Marriott, 333 S. 13th St., Lincoln
The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, also known as OLLI at UNL, will host a free open house from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Jan. 17 at the downtown Cornhusker Marriott, 333 S. 13th St. The institute’s courses, special events and travel opportunities are designed specifically for people 50 and older.
“At the open house, people will be able to get complete overviews of classes, meet instructors, join OLLI or renew a membership,” said Dee Aguilar, OLLI coordinator. “If you want to connect with peers, make new friends and have new experiences, then come to the OLLI open house to find your adventure.”
OLLI offers more than 150 courses and special events each year. Term 3 classes begin Jan. 25. OLLI and its partners will host informational tables with representatives from OLLI courses at the open house. Representatives will provide details about special events and travel opportunities.
For a $50 mid-year membership fee, members can enjoy all of the courses, events and travel destinations. An immediate credit of $30 is assigned to the member’s account to use for a course or event. Members also receive ticket discounts to performances of Abendmusik, Angels Theatre Company, Arts for the Soul, Lincoln Community Playhouse, Lincoln Friends of Chamber Music, Nebraska Chamber Players, TADA Theatre, as well as a new-member discount with Friends of the Ross Theatre and a 10-percent discount on books at the University Bookstore.
Term 3 will include courses associated with this year’s theme, “The Face of Lincoln: History, Culture and Change,” and special events related to the coming presidential election.
> The “Introduction to Chinese Culture” six-week course will help participants experience the rich cultural heritage of the ancient civilization.
> No institution plays a larger role in the assimilation of refugees and immigrants than public schools. “From Everywhere … They Became Americans” is a course that will provide an overview of how Lincoln and Crete public schools meet the needs of multicultural communities.
> See political history in the making. Travel with other interested political junkies to a caucus location in Council Bluffs, Iowa, to see firsthand the process by which Republicans narrow the field of presidential candidates.

For further information, email, visit <>  or call 402-472-6265 <tel:402-472-6265> .
The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UNL is a member-driven organization committed to providing and promoting superior-quality, high-appeal learning experiences, special events and travel that bring together adults 50 and older who believe that “curiosity never retires.”

Source: Osher Lifelong Learning Institute | University of Nebraska–Lincoln

Lincoln 55+ Archives

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Archived editions of Lincoln 55+ Seniors Paper, a free newspaper published quarterly for seniors and their families in Lincoln, Nebraska. Includes a 4-page Calendar of Events for the Lincoln area, local news and history, art by local artists, inspiration, humor, and more.

Includes 21 issues from the 2010 Winter Issue through Current (2015) Issue.

Source: Lincoln 55+ Archives

Lincoln, ne | 2015 Top 10 Best Places to Retire

The city’s outdoor activities, strong economy, entertainment options and affordability make Lincoln, Neb., one of the top retirement destinations in the country. Home to the University of Nebraska, Lincoln is full of youthful energy that attracts young professionals, entrepreneurs and retirees. About 16 percent of the city’s population is age 60 or older, and while there are retirement communities and assisted living centers to choose from, homes in Lincoln cost less than they do in most mid-sized cities.

Related Content: Why Lincoln is a Best Place to Live

Being a college town, it’s easy to find things to do in Lincoln, whether it’s a sporting event, theatrical performance or a singer/songwriter playing in a bar. Downtown Lincoln continues to evolve into a trendy, artsy destination where people come to shop, eat and mingle. The Historic Haymarket District sees a lot of foot traffic and fills with people on weekends who meander among restaurants, shops and art galleries. Pinnacle Bank Arena hosts major concerts while the Lied Center for Performing Arts provides a stage for musicals, comedy shows and other performances. Attracting nearly 10,000 visitors each September, the Lincoln Arts Festival is the city’s largest art event. Residents are treated to art walks, free concerts and festivals throughout the year. Several nearby wineries and dairy farms make great day or half-day getaways.

Get Lincoln’s ranking on the Top 100 Best Places to Live.

While Lincoln may not offer the beach scene that lures many retirees to Florida or the coasts, it does feature plenty of waterfront, including lakes, ponds and streams filled with trout, bass and other trophy fish. Throughout the city and surrounding area are opportunities to encounter natural treasures, like Wilderness Park, Pioneers Park Nature Center and several trails and hiking paths. Lincoln is loaded with recreational facilitieswhere residents can play tennis, golf, swim, ice skate and cross-country ski.

It’s no wonder Lincoln ranked as one of the happiest cities in the country, according to a Gallup poll.

Find out where Lincoln landed on our list of the Top 10 Downtowns.


Source: Lincoln, ne | 2015 Top 10 Best Places to Retire


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Lincoln, Neb., Dec. 16, 2014 — The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln has earned a second $1 million grant from the Bernard Osher Foundation.
The award will be used to support the needs of OLLI’s growing membership, said Dee Aguilar, coordinator of the UNL OLLI program.
“Funds generated by investing this endowment will help provide stability and sustainability to further support and expand OLLI programs,” Aguilar said. “This is especially important as we work to keep up with the demands of our growing membership.”
Since 2004, OLLI at UNL has provided lifelong learning programming primarily for people 50 years and older. In the last year alone, OLLI has offered more than 150 non-credit courses plus special events and tours. Course topics range from writing, music, science and history to movies, theater and art.
OLLI programs are designed for learning strictly for the joy of learning; participants are not graded and do not earn college credits. The program is part of the UNL College of Education and Human Sciences and has more than 1,080 dues paying members participating in programs.
The institute received a first $1 million grant in 2008 after meeting several criteria set forth by the Bernard Osher Foundation.
Aguilar said OLLI was invited to apply for and earned a one-year, $50,000 operating grant from the national Osher foundation in 2013. Successful execution of the criteria set forth in that grant made the OLLI program eligible for consideration of the second $1 million endowment.

Requirements for second endowment gifts include:
diversity of programs offered;
opportunities for volunteer engagement and leadership;
strong support from the host institution;
sound organizational structure and financial stability;
annual fundraising program;
and membership of more than 1,000.

For more information on the OLLI at UNL program, go to

OLLI at UNL receives second $1M grant

Video – Chancellor Harvey Perlman crashed an annual holiday party on Dec. 9 to announce that UNLs Osher Lifelong Learning Institute has earned a second $1 million grant from the Bernard Osher Foundation.

via OLLI at UNL receives second $1M grant | UNL Newsroom | University of Nebraska–Lincoln.

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