OMAHA – The theatre program at the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) has finished its run of "Shakespeare's Dog," the first production of its 2016-17 season. UNO Theatre is pleased to announce that audience contributions raised more than $1,000 to benefit the Nebraska Humane Society.
Pam Wiese, who works in marketing for the Nebraska Humane Society, says that these funds will help support their medical department, which provides vaccinations, heartworm tests, spays and neuters, needed surgeries like amputations, and wound care. It may also help provide supplies for the foster care parents who take care of babies, and the kitten nursery that provides formula and nutrition for bottle babies.
“I am thrilled that the good work of students in the UNO Theatre program is not only of a high artistic quality, but that it also supports the local community,” School of the Arts Director Jack Zerbe said. “Many of us have a special place in our heart for our small furry friends.”
The Nebraska Humane Society shelters abandoned pets until they find new owners. In 2015, 10,477 animals were placed in permanent adoptive homes. They also reunited close to 2,900 lost pets with their owners last year alone. In addition to caring for pets in need, they also offer training and resources for pet owners, including a free behavior helpline.
UNO Theatre’s next production will be "A War of Roses: Foreign Flames," part one of one of Shakespeare’s epic plays. This production is directed by Prof. D. Scott Glasser. The preview performance for "Foreign Flames" will be Nov. 2. The show will run Nov. 3-5 and 10 at 7:30 p.m., and Nov. 6 and 12-13 at 2 p.m. The Nov. 2 preview will also be a TAG Night Out.
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Located in one of America’s best cities to live, work and learn, the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) is Nebraska’s premier metropolitan university. With more than 15,000 students enrolled in 200-plus programs of study, UNO is recognized nationally for its online education, graduate education, military friendliness and community engagement efforts. Founded in 1908, UNO has served learners of all backgrounds for more than 100 years and is dedicated to another century of excellence both in the classroom and in the community.