Thinking Provoked by Brigit, Shelterbelt

It’s intriguing to encounter plays by Samuel Beckett and Omahan Aaron Zavitz on consecutive days, something you can experience by visiting Brigit St. Brigit’s new space downtown at 10th & Dodge and the Shelterbelt Theatre at  3225 California.

Yes, Beckett’s more established than Zavitz, but the former’s Krapp’s Last Tape has strong appeal in common with the latter’s premiering Intelligentsia. They provoke...

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“Warren’s Herald” theme, tight writing excels

“We are the World, we are the Herald, we are the ones who put the paper in your driveway,” sang the ensemble at the Omaha Press Club show last Saturday. For the record, it was arguably the best of those shows which are much better live than on Cox cable.

If you read about it Sunday in the title paper, dubbed “Warren’s Herald” for the scholarship fund-raiser, you learned only that the Oracle of Omaha, Mr. Buffett...

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Try Conquer and Cows, Then April Blooms

Coming and going: If you want a taste of what 50-plus travelers saw on the Omaha Community Playhouse London theatre tour, catch the National Theatre’s production of She Stoops to Conquer, the Oliver Goldsmith comedy.

It runs 7 p.m. Thursday on several big screens from Oak View and Village Pointe to the Mary Riepma Ross Center in Lincoln. Or you could do a right-wing demonstration denouncing it all as another...

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Bring Back Laura Marr in “One for the Road”

Blame me and everyone else who writes about theater. We missed the boat on encouraging you  to see the funniest play of the season. It closed last weekend, and that means you also missed the best comedic performance in many a season.

The play was Willie Russell’s One for the Road at the Circle Theatre, and the performance was Laura Marr’s portrayal of a pretentious woman who turns into a side-splitting drunk....

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Rock of Ages Brings 80s Arena Hits

If you don’t count trial runs, Rock of Ages took three years to make it from Broadway to Omaha, where fans of 80s arena rock have waited patiently for its 28 songs and its love story set on Sunset Strip.

They’ll hear Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believin’,” Jefferson Starship’s “We Built This City” and others March 6-11 at the Orpheum, thanks to Omaha Performing Arts. American Idol’s Constantine Maroulis won a Tony...

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Fantasticks Steam Punked

If the steampunk concept draws you to The Fantasticks at the Omaha Community Playhouse, well and good. It’s interesting and appealing.

But it shouldn’t overshadow the more surprising accomplishment of director Carl Beck and his cast. They’ve given us far and away the best treatment of this record-setting 52-year-old musical that I’ve ever seen.

And that includes some very good productions, a half dozen of...

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EPITHETICALLY VOLATILE

It’s been nearly 40 years since David Mamet pounced onto the stage with his salty verbosity in...

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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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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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