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Shea Wilkinson: Homo roboticus

 

Shadows loom over memory lane.

 

‘Terra Firma’

 

Of love, nourishment and compassion

 

Speaking the speeches trippingly on the tongue

 

Creature Feature

 

Letters of Recommendation

 

Banner Year Celebration

 

The Bard arrives in many guises.

 

‘Treasure Island’

 
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Power Play

Institutional critique always appears more trenchant when contained within the confines of an establishment, where it can be dissected by the very language that defines it.

The Omaha Public Library is our city repository of shareable knowledge, a site open to inquiries by all comers. That exists, by its published mission, to “connect people with ideas, information and innovative services.”

It is also an arm of the...


Book of mormon

You done gone to Uganda

All right, everyone, turn to Chapter 11 in The Book of Mormon wherein it is written "Behold, I speak unto you as if ye were present.”  Oh, wait. Hasn’t Chapter 11 something to do with bankruptcy?

That can’t be right. The Book of Mormon is a musical, right? And the people who produced it are in financial heaven. Tony Moronis up the wazoo.  Nine of those glittery buggers. What? Ye want to be present again? What the...


The producers

Look out, here comes the master race.

You might ask yourself “Self? Who came up with the musical version of Hamlet called Funny Boy? Who struck gold, titillating the public by re-working Oliver Goldsmith into She Shtupps to Conquer? Who found the road to success aboard A Streetcar Named Murray”? Answer: Max Bialystock, one of the biggest names on Broadway: 13 letters. One of The Producers.

Mel Brooks is the man behind the curtain. The whiz of...


Homeless mammoths

Tremors in a college town

With a play title of Seven Homeless Mammoths Wander New England you might expect a trek into science fiction or echoes of Thornton Wilder’s The Skin of Our Teeth.  

But rather, as you’ll learn in SNAP Productions’ staging of Madeleine George’s script, it has something to do with a questionable exhibition in a small college town’s natural history museum, subject of an emerging local crisis.

Most on exhibit, though,...


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