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A Curious Fire

In the underpaid (and often never paid) world of Omaha theater, an artist’s most valuable resource is their time. How we spend that time is often a struggle between the two things most precious to us: our art and our family. Madeline Radcliff-Reilly of the newly-formed FireBelly Rep theater knows this all too well.

As a young child, her parents Judy and the late Cliff Radcliff — both graduates of the University of...


Visiting People With Memorable Pasts

Circle Theatre has been around for quite a while. In fact, it’s celebrating a thirty-third anniversary this year. That’s some kind of longevity. The new Resident Director, Fran Sillau, is also 33. The past meets the future. A fresh start.

Added to what’s new, the group offers a world premiere in August, Ernie Nolan’s My Broken Doll, adapted from a memoir by Omaha Holocaust survivor 83-year-old Bea Karp. By now...


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Power and Play in the Park

Two women who know their own minds and want their own ways are at the centers of back-to-back alignments of the plays presented this summer by Nebraska Shakespeare in Elmwood Park.  Each woman confronts an ambitious man who yearns to prosper and gain power in time and place.

The comic point of view dominates The Taming of the Shrew. Darkness and death inhabit the land of Macbeth.   

Amy Lane and Vincent...


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Embracing the Past, Excited for the Future

The Omaha Community Playhouse found a familiar face in their search for the company’s new Artistic Director. New York-based director Kimberly Faith Hickman accepted the position last week and will begin duties on June 1st, 2016. She fills the void left after the dismissal of OCP’s most recent Artistic Director, Hilary Adams.

 

Hickman is no stranger to the Omaha Community Playhouse after she guest directed both...


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