CIRCLE THEATER’S GOT IT ALTOGETHER

Circle Theater stays alive and well, heating up an evening by digging into David Mamet’s 1988 movie-biz zinger Speed the Plow. Dynamic acting talent permeates a tiny corner of a sometimes noisy pizza joint’s back room in Benson. But who gives a crap if there’s audible competition outside the door sealing off the audience from happy diners? The performances validate the visit. Here we have another example of how this...

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THE KILLING CONTINUES FAR BEYOND THE WALLS OF TROY

You’d think that one person standing alone on a dark bare stage could not possibly bring alive the massive story, the tragic agony and pain of The Trojan War. Behold. It can be done. Playwrights Lisa Peterson and Denis O’Hare have found a way to vivify Homer’s enduring masterpiece leaving it to just one person to make it unfold again: The Poet. Brigit Saint Brigit Theatre director Cathy Kurz and actor Daniel Dorner...

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VIVID IMAGES VISUALIZE A COMPLEX TALE

The Rose Theater has embarked on explorations of new dimensions, filling its stage and screens with phenomenally imaginative visions and designs. Brittany Merenda has come up with them to aid in replicating Madeleine L’Engle’s science fiction adventure for young people A Wrinkle in Time, adapted by playwright John Glore. The visuals remain constantly colorful, even beautiful at times.

The cast plays every moment...

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THE GHOST OF HAMLET STALKS THE HALLS

A fascinating experience awaits you, emerging from Blue Barn Theatre. This special creation arrives full of imagination in a type of production to which you may not be accustomed. You chose where and when to watch those actions which may unfold around you.

In Walk the Night, you enter a turreted mansion-like Victorian-style building a stone’s throw of the shadows in historic Walnut Hill. Almost a castle, you might...

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LIGHT GLOWS AMID DARK DESPAIR

Most certainly Matthew Lopez has written a very imaginative and original play,The Whipping Man. And a fine cast at Omaha Community Playhouse does it justice on every level. Stephen Nachamie’s direction keeps everything vital and meaningful. The script, however, could stand some revisions, which it probably won’t get. Since the debut in 2006, there have been a number of productions; the present version is likely to...

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EPITHETICALLY VOLATILE

It’s been nearly 40 years since David Mamet pounced onto the stage with his salty verbosity in American Buffalo. Since then he’s acquired a major rep for showing tough guys in screwy schemes, wheeling and dealing like all get out. 

The production at Blue Barn, superbly directed by Susan Clement-Toberer encapsulates that essence, with a rock solid cast socking it to us definitively, simmering with personality and...

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THE KILLING CONTINUES FAR BEYOND THE WALLS OF TROY

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VIVID IMAGES VISUALIZE A COMPLEX TALE

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In Praise of Metro Public Art, Vol. 1

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Catch the Hubbub at Bemis ‘Flock House: Omaha’

 

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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

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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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