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Sedition outreach is funded in part by Humanities Nebraska and the Nebraska Cultural Endowment.

Sedition by David Wiltse

Directed by Judith K Hart

Johnny Carson Theater, Lied Center, 11th & Q Streets

Tickets:    – 402-472-4747

Outreach conversations:

AFCON Annual meeting: Free Speech and Academic Freedom at the University of Nebraska

Click to read Journal Star article covering the Oct. 13 meeting

Wednesday, October 17 --  6:00-8:00 PM

PANEL | “Dignity, Safety, & Free Speech: A Conversation about Freedom of Expression on College Campuses & Beyond.” 
Wednesday, October 17th, 6:00pm
UNL Student Union Auditorium

Join us for a panel of UNL students, staff, and faculty as we ask an essential question: “How do we create a safe, dignified, civil learning environment that is consistent with the tenets of free speech?” This panel was created in collaboration with ASUN, the UNL Center for Civic Engagement, and Angels Theater Company. This event is planned in conjunction with the Lied Center season performance: Sedition

Monday, October 22 - 3:30 p.m

LECTURE I "Heuermann Lecture to feature Chuck Hagel, Bob Kerrey"

Nebraska Innovation Campus Conference Center, 2021 Transformation Drive

The free lecture, sponsored by the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources.

Chuck Hagel and Bob Kerrey, former U.S. senators for Nebraska, will discuss civil discourse and its impacts on the state’s future during the first Heuermann Lecture of the season Oct. 22.

Tuesday, October 23 -  11:30 AM-1:30 PM

LECTURE I "Free Speech on Trial in Nebraska: World War I and Now"

Southeast Community College, 8800 O Street, Rooms U 102-104-106

Attendees will learn about the subjects of the play and the fascinating loyalty trial that took place during World War I as eleven professors and one staff member were charged with disloyalty and put on trial by the Board of Regents at the University of Nebraska. Professor of German Andrew D. Schrag, one of the twelve accused of disloyalty and the play’s protagonist, was the grandfather of David Wiltse, the playwright.  This event is sponsored by Southeast Community College and Humanities Nebraska.


Thursday, October 25, 7:30 PM performance

Post-play discussion to follow.

Friday, October 26, 7:30 PM performance

Post-play discussion to follow.

Saturday, October 27 - 2 - 4 PM

WORKSHOP I "History, Imagination, and Truth"

First Plymouth Church. 2000 D Street, Lincoln – 2nd Floor Art Room.

With Mary K Stillwell, Judy Hart, Frank Edler, and members of the cast.

Limited seating.  FREE. Registration required.

Saturday, October 27, 7:30 PM performance

Post-play discussion to follow.

Sunday, October 28, 2:00 PM performance

Post-play discussion to follow




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