While mountain biking is a popular pastime for thrill-seekers today, it was relatively unheard of until the mid-1980s. Before then, a few industrious daredevils in Marin County, California, built custom bikes to zoom around the mountainous terrain where they lived. These visionary individuals combined engineering ingenuity with an artistic eye, using found parts to create durable bicycles that could withstand the bumps and tumbles of downhill racing. This summer, some of these early mountain bikes, on loan from the Monkey Wrench collection, will be on view in Sheldon's Great Hall.
Based P.G. Wodehouse's beloved comic characters, the befuddled Bertie Wooster and his impossibly clever butler, Jeeves. It's London, 1920's, Bertie and his old school chum, Eustace Bassington-Bassington hatch an ingenious plot to save Bertie from an unwanted marriage, and Eustace from being shipped off to India. Will the all-knowing Jeeves be able to rescue them from themselves?
Performances are July 6, 7, 13, 22 and 26 and Aug. 2-3 at 7:30 p.m. in the Howell Theatre.
For more information and tickets, visit http://www.unl.edu/rep.