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A black servant in a 1960s whites’ basement sings of rising hope

Multi-award winners playwright Tony Kushner and composer Jeanine Tesori merged their talents to create an exceptionally original musical off-Broadway in 2002 Caroline or Change. It went on to major acclaim on Broadway, accruing four Tony nominations, winning one. It “tops any new musical this fall” said the New York Times in December 2003.

At Omaha Community Playhouse, this sung-through experience meaningfully...

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Nixon in close-up.

Building, enhancing, and enriching self-image becomes the focus of Peter Morgan’s rewind of history in Frost/Nixon. The 2006 play explores the backstories and those out front when, in 1977, three years after resigning from his stained presidency, Richard Nixon consented to a series of TV interviews with British journalist and media personality David Frost.

Logically you could think that this is all about that...


How women’s clothes reveal what’s underneath

"Think of it as a warm-up to Sex and the City 2,” said the L.A.Times about Nora Ephron and Delia Ephron’s Love, Loss, and What I Wore,  a “kind of affirming chick outing.” This theatrical collection of monologues might be a different type of warm-up for a chilly winter evening at Omaha Community Playhouse. In a spin-off from a 1995 book of the same name by Ilene Beckerman, a collection of tales unfolds, often comic,...


The lives of artists frame unexpected portraits

Omaha playwright Ellen Struve has designed a play whose background focuses on collecting art. In the foreground she portrays divorce, dating, scenes of failure and the awash patterns of internet connections. You can sit and study the world premiere of Untitled Series #7: A Comedy at Shelterbelt Theatre. Struve explains that she’d just finished a play involving very serious issues and wanted a project full of fun....

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