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The wild, wild mid-West

 

SNAP takes up a worthy theme

 

Lear and you.

 

Shaw lite

 

A work of art.

 

Mystery proliferates in a bar not far from echoes of 9/11 .

 

Beertown Goes Flat

 

Lady Day in dark light

 

Off the wall, heading into new dimensions.

 

Dracula Lives!

 
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Tricky Dick at Barn

Frost/Nixon made my first visit to the new Blue Barn Theatre memorable for many reasons worth ranking roughly in order of their impact.

First, not Frost despite an appealing performance by Aaron Zavitz as the Brit talk show host, but Nixon as captured so perfectly by one of the top two or three male actors in Omaha, Paul Boesing. If you saw him in the Irish play Da for Brigit St. Brigit, you came to expect nothing...


Portraits of the artists as no longer young

Omaha’s Ellen Struve has written a very clever, frequently amusing play Untitled Series #7. And, at Shelterbelt, director Roxanne Wach keeps it unceasingly alive, especially given a standout, dynamic and definitive performance by Mike Palmreuter.

Struve says that she was partly inspired by the style of romantic comedy movies of the 30s. This bubbles with that jolliness which carries over into the 40s, dwelling, as...


Loveloss

Entertaining and Educational

The male usher smiled when I handed him the ticket and suggested that my gender would leave me massively outnumbered in the audience.

At intermission, it’s not unusual to see a long line outside the women’s restroom, a shorter one for the men. But for Love, Loss, and What I Wore at the Omaha Community Playhouse the men’s line did not exist.

After an evening where the few men present learned a lot about the...


Peter starcatcher

Theatre magic for all ages at The Rose.

The Rose has risen to the occasion. It offers a superbly staged, colorful production of a charmingly original, often comic 2012 Broadway hit, Peter and The Starcatcher. During this seasonal time of celebration, this delightful package should appeal to people of all ages, especially those who harbor fond memories of J.M Barrie’s Peter Pan. Credit director Matt Gutschick, scenic designer Adam Rowe and costume designer...


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