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Cheer Brave Women and Villain’s Downfall

The best part of enjoying a fresh new show is not only having it meet high expectations, but surprising you with the unexpected. That’s what happened with Flyin’ West at the Omaha Community Playhouse.

You expect to be drawn close to the pioneer homesteaders in the wooden warmth of their rural Kansas home, thanks to a rustic set designed by newcomer Ahna Packard in the close confines of the Howard Drew Theatre....


Zombies for 21 & Over, Mystery for Marr

Another season of free staged readings at the Omaha Community Playhouse begins with a stellar cast of 17 in Neighborhood 3: Requisition of Doom at 7:30 p.m. Monday. Only in the Howard Drew Theatre can you really get intimate with zombies and still feel safe, thanks to trained zombie killers.

            As usual, Amy Lane directs the 21 & Over series, lining up a cast that includes UNO cutie Olivia Sather, who’s...


Dinner Still Served with Circle Theater

There’s so little left of our once-flourishing dinner theater scene that it’s tempting to mention the menu — meat loaf, garlic/parmesan chicken breast or ravioli in white sauce with broccoli florets — before reminding you that Doug Marr is still directing delightful entertainment at his Circle Theatre.

            This time it’s An Inspector Calls, the dramatic thriller by J.B. Priestly, opening Friday, Oct. 14,...


‘Belt Gets Creepy Again, Beasley Does Wilson

The Shelterbelt promises that Shelterskelter 16 opens Oct. 6 with “a great mix of creepy, spooky and darkly humorous” plays, including one by Omahan Jeremy Johnson, the other eight by playwrights from New York to California.

            They run right through Oct. 31 with the “definitely not for little kids” caveat. While tickets generally cost $15 and $12, opening weekend and some other occasions offer a $10...


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