Becky’s Car Play Gift to Benita

The back-story on Becky’s New Car which kicks off the Omaha Community Playhouse season this weekend has a warm fuzzy feel to it. And the couple that caused its genesis will fly in from Seattle to see what playwright Stephen Dietz wrought on their behalf.

            The comedy came into being when Charlie Staadecker wanted a unique 60th birthday gift for his wife Benita, so he commissioned Dietz to write a play....

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Cold Cream: Rediscovering Jane Noseworthy

Jane Noseworthy, the former Miss Nebraska who starred often at the Omaha Community Playhouse and the now-departed Dundee Dinner Theatre, plays Portia these days at the Colorado Springs TheatreWorks.

If you’re not up to driving that far for Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice, consider this description of the venue: “The idyllic environs of the Rock Ledge Ranch near the Garden of the Gods.” Wish Brigit Saint...

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“Official” Blues Brothers plus Aretha

It’s a summer custom at the Omaha Community Playhouse to import a theatrical package of light seasonal fun. In recent years, they’ve brought us an entertaining scholastic nun and man as cave man.

But neither of these worthy predecessors sounded as much fun as next week’s The Official Blues Brothers Revue as publicized by the OPC’s Katie Wortmann. If you’re wondering about the “official” claim, be assured it’s...

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Are Hot Flashes Revelations To Men?

The show winding up this weekend at the Circle Theatre is called Hot Flashes: Revelations of the Dangerous Age, but one of these days men won’t find such scenes so eye-opening. Not if they’ve encountered this one as well as Menopause: the Musical and The Vagina Monologues.
Director Roxanne Wach, who also directed The V Monologues, calls Hot Flashes “another vignette show,” done with as few as two cast members and...

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Red Hamlet’s Bouncing Venues

Follow the bouncing venue and you can catch up with Red Hamlet, Shakespeare with a “futurist aesthetic,” offered by the Red Theater Collective of Omaha and Lincoln.

      The O & L reach explains the bouncing venues: 8 p.m. Friday, July 15, at the P.S. Collective in Benson, then that Saturday at the Lincoln Community Playhouse. On July 21 and 22, try 9:30 p.m. performances at the University of Nebraska at Omaha....

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Few Arguments on Awards

Honors, kudos, awards, oh my! Or if you don't feel like Dorothy fearfully facing the forests of Oz, you can ho-hum through this season of recognition for the 120 or so theatrical productions staged in the metro area.

      And that's not counting the 40-odd special events listed in the Theatre Arts Guild nomination packet. TAG may be a step behind the Colorado Theater Guild, which has already completed the nomination...

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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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