Snows Hits Openings

*The burst of new theater openings was confronted last Friday with the first bad weather after an October and early November stretch that gave no excuse for missing even a minute of good stage artistry. Which is a prelude to confession: Chanticleer was holding two tickets for To Kill a Mockingbird, with talented Ron Hines as Atticus Finch, and I was ready to drive to the far side of Council Bluffs when I decided to...

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Openings galore!

* It takes some creative planning to catch all seven theater openings originally scheduled in the week starting Thursday, Nov. 11, and that assumes you’ve already caught Brigit’s Julius Caesar, the Playhouse social comedy A Thousand Clowns and Bellevue Little Theatre’s The Philadelphia Story, my favorite as you’ll see elsewhere on this page. Noises Off at the University of Nebraska at Omaha poses no...

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Brigit’s killing Julius C.

Friends, Omahans, countrymen, lend me your ears: Brigit’s killing Julius C. at the Downtown Space this weekend. And director Cathy Kurz has Mark Scott in the title role of William Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar. If that doesn’t stoke your theatrical fires it’s because you didn’t see him in Brigit Saint Brigit Theatre’s A View from the Bridge as Eddie Carbone. It ranks with Bill Hutson’s performance in M....

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Laughter and Reflections

I wed Carol Burnett 15 years ago, so I have a number of questions for her Laughter and Reflections show which features her fielding queries from fans. Like, why haven’t we consummated the marriage? Being quick on the comeback, the performer may point out that I married a different Carol Burnett, one somewhat sweeter and lovelier but perhaps not as funny. But the rest of you might have less obvious questions, so...

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21 And Over, Nogg’s Class, Katie’s Fury

In a season with such unprovocative titles as The Odd Couple, Nunsense and Steel Magnolias running consecutively at the Omaha Community Playhouse, here comes a striking contrast: Monday at 7:30 p.m. in the OCP’s Howard Drew Theatre, its new “21 and Over” program offers a free reading of Peter Nachtrieb’s Boom, involving a global catastrophe that occurs after a graduate student’s online personal ad lures a...

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Set Design Genius

You don’t need me to tell you about the excitement called Eurydice that’s underway at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. The daily’s Bob Fischbach drew a delicious sketch Sunday of the plans by designer Robbie Jones for Sara Ruhl’s twist on the classic story of Orpheus in the Underworld. The reason I was so happy to see a big spread on Jones’ collaboration with student director Krystal Kelly goes back...

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A CHILD’S GARDEN OF INNOCENCE

The playing space is dominated by a massive fence. It surrounds the only territory for Mickey and...

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<p>The Fred Simon Gallery features the personal abstraction of Kim Reid Kuhn in her show,‘The Sacraments of Domesticity’

The thirteen works by Omaha-based artist Kim Reid Kuhn currently on display at the Fred Simon...

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<p>Loyal Opposition

There is something about a two-person art exhibit that raises certain expectations. That is, aside...

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In Praise of Metro Public Art, Vol. 1

The Metro’s major force in area public art funding and support, the Iowa West Foundation, has commissioned the estimable...

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Catch the Hubbub at Bemis ‘Flock House: Omaha’

 

 March finally lived up to its promise of warmer weather, and along with it the Metro art scene has come out of...

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Les Femmes Folles…Ciao!

Les Femmes Folles and Caesium Gallery are proud to present LFF…Ciao! This farewell group exhibition features 30 artists...

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Play Me, I’m Yours

The Omaha Creative Institute is a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide opportunities for the community to...

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Bemis Director Adam Price

Newly appointed Executive Director of the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Adam Price comes to the Bemis from the Utah...

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North Omaha Arts Crawl to feature diverse visual and perfoming artists

Friday, August 8                                                                                                            ...

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Viva Los Dias de los Muertos!

As Halloween hovers on the horizon, and people gear up to put on gruesome, bizarre, or funny costumes and children seek...

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From Cookies to Canker Sores:

“You know, your work is bright, colorful and simple,” said a children’s book editor to illustrator and author Dan...

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