The Nebraska Repertory Theatre concludes its first year-round season April 13 with William Golding’s “Lord of the Flies.” The production is adapted for the stage by Nigel Williams.
The Nebraska Rep production is directed by Kevin Rich; music direction/percussion by Aimee Bass; fight choreography by Ian Borden; and choreography by Susan Ourada.
Performances are 7:30 p.m. April 13-14 and April 18-21; and 2 p.m. April 15 and 22, all in the Temple Building’s Howell Theatre.
Individual tickets are $30 general admission, $15 for students and members of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.
“Lord of the Flies” tells the story of a group of boys from an English prep school who survived a plane crash. The kids have no adult supervision and are marooned on a deserted island in the 1960s.
They elect Ralph as their leader even though Jack believes himself to be the leader. The boys decide to create a signal fire on the top of a mountain in the hope of attracting passing ships. After several weeks, it is clear that Ralph and Jack have different priorities and two different “camps” are created.
Meanwhile, some boys are scared of a beast they believe is on the island. While Jack and the hunters are off hunting for pigs, a ship is seen on the horizon, but the signal fires have gone out. Piggy, whose glasses are used to create the fire, becomes integral to the struggle for survival.