Exactly thirty years ago I was a theatre major at Creighton University. A graduate of Texas Christian University, Alan Klem, came onto the CU campus to direct "Two Gentlemen of Verona", the rock musical. Equipped with his actor's Equity card from his days at Casa Manana in Fort Worth our production won an extended run by popular demand.
Today, Alan Klem is the Artistic Director for the Nebraska Shakespeare Festival which will be breathing this wonderful script back into existence in Memorial Park this coming June/July. We will celebrate our 18th year of marriage at the same time.
This production will bring joy to our hearts as it brings tears to our eyes. Alan broke his ankle a few weeks ago. Just one week ago he nearly lost his life throwing blood clots to his lungs.
The Nebraska Shakespeare Festival is also producing Romeo and Juliet. There is nothing like tragedy (or near tragedy) to bring events into crystal clear perspective.