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Rockin’ Omahans Take the Stage

 

You done gone to Uganda

 

Look out, here comes the master race.

 

Tremors in a college town

 

Shadows loom over memory lane.

 

The Bard arrives in many guises.

 

A Survivor of Murderous African Civil War Finds Refuge In America

 

Glimpses of aging nudity on stage

 

Meaty matters

 

Paths of mystery, maybe of magic

 

To Kill a Mockingbird Lives

“As you grow older, you’ll see white men cheat black men every day of your life, but let me tell you something and don’t you forget it—whenever a white man does that to a black man, no matter who he is, how rich he is, or how fine a family he comes from, that white man is trash.” Thus wrote Harper Lee in To Kill a Mockingbird. Those words are in her 1960 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel.

More than 50 years later they...


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Multiple Layers of Truth

You haven’t much time left to experience two impressively natural and believable performances by actors John Hatcher and Michael Lyon in a fine play about the limitations of time, the finite nature of life. They appear in Jeffrey Hatcher’s adaptation of Mitch Albom’s best-selling memoir Tuesdays with Morrie. This PART offering takes place at The Crossroads, a tellingly symbolic name, given that the story concerns...


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Two Examined Lives Worth Living

At this fractured and perilous time in our history, it may be significant to ponder messages Mitch Albom inserted into his autobiographical book Tuesdays with Morrie. Albom wanted to convey that media are preoccupied with death, hatred and violence; he sought to emphasize the importance of devising cultures of our own to transcend the dominance of popular ones. He tried to prompt us to cherish acceptance,...


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Love Above and Below the Surface.

A stage version of the 1989 Disney movie musical The Little Mermaid swims into view at The Rose Theater. With a 23-member cast and a promise of many production numbers, this could display how and why the show flourished on Broadway for 19 months and got considerable acclaim, especially for its Tony-nominated songs.

The spin-off from the animated version of a Hans Christian Anderson tale plumbs a story about a...


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