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2012 - 2013 Productions

2012 - 2013 Productions

October 4-6

Boeing Boeing



Boeing-Boeing, the high-flying, Tony award-winning comedy that had London and Broadway audiences airborne with laughter, is taking off on Doane's stage for homecoming. Bernard, a successful American architect living in a posh Paris apartment, has been deftly juggling three fiancées who are all flight attendants. It's easy, with good timing and a bit of assistance from his reluctant housekeeper who plays romantic air-traffic controller. But, this supersonic lifestyle hits turbulence when his old college friend visits and each of his three fiancées change their flight schedule. Boeing-Boeing is called "the funniest play to hit Broadway in ages."



Nov. 29 – Dec. 1         August: Osage County              



August: Osage County

August: Osage County is a grand, gripping new play which tells the story of the Westons, a large extended clan that comes together at their rural Oklahoma homestead when the alcoholic patriarch disappears. Forced to confront unspoken truths and astonishing secrets, the family must also contend with Violet, a pill-popping, deeply unsettled grandmother at the center of this storm. August: Osage County is a rare theatrical event - a large-scale work filled with unforgettable characters, a powerful tale told with unflinching honesty. Winner of the 2008 Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award for Best Play.


March 7-10      Next To Normal              

Next to Normal

Next to Normal is an inventive, emotional powerhouse production about one family who is about to face the music. This multiple Tony Award-winning, groundbreaking work features a thrilling contemporary score. Winner of three 2009 Tony Awards and the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Next to Normal was the most talked about new show on Broadway, and was recently chosen as "one of the decade's ten best" by major critics around the country.

Click here to view photos of the show on our Facebook page.

April 25-27Hedda Gabler  

Hedda Gabler

The title character in Henrik Ibsen's classic Hedda Gabler is a beautiful, cold and destructive woman who is one of the most riveting roles ever brought to life on stage. A character tragedy, Hedda Gabler is Ibsen's most controlled and ruthless work (newly adapted by critically acclaimed playwright Jon Robin Baitz). The play, which still packs the same punch as it did when it premiered in 1891, tells the story of a woman who is a complex mix of wiles, stratagems, cruelty, charm, cowardice and cunning. Hedda's explosive struggle to survive forever alters the lives of those around her as the fire inside her burns to a tragic end.  One of Ibsen's most famous masterpieces.





All performances are in Whitcomb Lee Conservatory on Boswell Avenue unless otherwise noted.



The house opens at 7:00 p.m. with the performance beginning at 7:30 p.m. each evening. On Sundays matinees, the house opens at 1:30 p.m. with the performance beginning at 2:00 p.m.



Tickets are free to current students, faculty, and staff* or $8 for the general public. Reserve tickets online or call 402.826.8256.  Please understand that making a reservation only reserves the seat, payment is still required.



All cast, crew, and production staff are allowed 2 seats per performance. If you require more, you will need to get approval from

All reservations must be submitted at least 24 hours prior to the intended performance. Also, please not that if your party has not arrived by the 15 minute call, your seats will be released to the public.


*We encourage Doane students, staff and faculty to attend the Wednesday premier, or Thursday or Sunday performances. If you have attended a performance already, you will be asked to wait until 7:30 (2:00 on Sunday), at which time you will be seated if there are available seats.



Awards & Accomplishments

Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF) 2013 awards include:

5 Meritorious Achievement Awards

  • The Cast of Bloody Blood Andrew Jackson - Ensemble Acting
  • Robin McKercher, Boeing Boeing – Direction
  • The Cast of Boeing Boeing – Ensemble Acting
  • Robin McKercher, August: Osage County – Direction
  • Brenda Davis, August: Osage County – Set Design

Irene Ryan Acting Competition

The Irene Ryan Scholarships provide recognition, honor, and financial assistance to outstanding student performers wishing to pursue further education. The Irene Ryan Foundation awards 16 regional and two national scholarships annually.

Since 1972, the Irene Ryan Foundation of Encino, California, has awarded scholarships to the outstanding student performers at each regional festival. These scholarships are made possible by the generosity of the late Irene Ryan who is best remembered for her portrayal of the lovable and feisty 'Granny Clampett' in The Beverly Hillbillies.

  • Angeline Dai (w/ partner Joey Robertson) & Andres Kamler (w/ partner Jill Walmer) – Semi-Final Round of the Irene Ryan Acting Competition (top 64 out of 324 starting actors)

  • Angeline Dai (w/ partner Joey Robertson) – Final Round of the Irene Ryan Acting Competition (top 16 out of 324 starting actors). Angeline's first competition scene was written by Doane theatre major, Ariana Miller

  •  Angeline Dai (w/ partner Joey Robertson) wins 4th place and is the Second Alternate for the trip to Washington DC!!!
    A Doane University first: to place in the honored top tier [only four actors are awarded each year]
  • 6 teams from Doane participated in the Irene Ryans

Design Awards

  • Kim Williams – 1st place in the Barbizon Award in Lighting Design for August: Osage County

For an amazing fourth year in a row, Doane is sending a student designer to Washington DC to compete with the nation's top elite student designers. In 2010 it was Sound Design [Chet Miller]; in 2011 Josh Rajaee in Scenic Design; in 2012 Kim Williams won first place in the Barbizon Award for Lighting (realized lighting design) for Cyrano; and now once again in 2013 Kim wins an amazing paid trip to Washington DC in April to compete with only seven of the other nation’s top student designers (grad and undergrad.)

  • Katie Leware -- 1st place in Tech Portfolio Review

  • Donna Himmelberger – honored slot in 2013 Costume Parade for Boeing Boeing

Production Awards

  • Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson – Invited Scene for KCACTF Region V Showcase.

Directing Awards

  • Jimmy Reynolds – Selected 10-Minute Play Festival Director


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