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Little Nelly has a problem. She can’t stop coughing. Well, you know, it’s that time of year. The Smith Brothers (Trade and Mark, you remember) have run out of stock, having stocked so many Christmas stockings. So Nelly has to find another solution to get down her throat. Maybe she’ll find something powerful enough in Wei Hung Lo’s Poppy Palace.

But wait! First, there’s a floor show featuring a song and dance number...

The line forms to the left, pal

“Oh, the line forms on the right, dears, now that Mackie's back in town!” These words have become famous in our part of the world. Marc Blitzstein spun them off from Bertolt Brecht’s into something new while Kurt Weill’s 1920s-jazz-like music grinds, thrusts and seethes, needing no translation. Welcome to the ironics and the familiar tunes of The Threepenny Opera (Die Dreigroschenoper) the 1928 apple-cart upsetter...


A Shakespeare rarity flashes by.

It’s not often that you get the chance to witness one of Shakespeare’s last tragedies, the infrequently-produced Coriolanus, which many critics see as a natural choice in times of political turmoil while also viewing it as confronting socialism. You have a fleeting chance to make up your own mind this month. Nebraska Shakespeare offers one performance only, a staged reading. 

Artistic Director Vincent Carlson-Brown...


An anatomically incorrect Barbie?

Being gay and being a mother, North Carolina playwright Marilynn Barner Anselmi knew whereof she wrote, creating Mama’s Girls. There a pair of eleven-year old twins are closer to each other than a lot of people would realize. And would accept.  Including their parents. Sure Amelia and Sam often clash about plenty of stuff. You know, like, Barbie dolls and sports and chores. But when it comes right down to who they...

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