Cheer Brave Women and Villain’s Downfall

The best part of enjoying a fresh new show is not only having it meet high expectations, but surprising you with the unexpected. That’s what happened with Flyin’ West at the Omaha Community Playhouse.

You expect to be drawn close to the pioneer homesteaders in the wooden warmth of their rural Kansas home, thanks to a rustic set designed by newcomer Ahna Packard in the close confines of the Howard Drew Theatre....

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Mixed Media for 10.27.11

RNG Gallery opens its doors with a ribbon-cutting ceremony November 1, 3-9p.m. at its new location in Council Bluffs, 157 West Broadway. The new building has been in “the works” for over a year according to owner Rob Gilmer, opening the first exhibit featuring Stephen Azevedo and Christina Renfer Vogel, November 4. Dixie Quicks, the adjacent restaurant, will be open as well.

 

A new multi-genre arts and...

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Review: ‘Breathing Room’

Order versus chaos, fueled by the overload of 21st century living, breathes easier in the Breathing Room, the current art exhibit on view at Peerless Gallery & Worksite through October 29th.

The multi-media exhibit presents a micro-macroscopic view highlighting the collaborative creativity of Caleb Coppock, Daphne Eck, Bethany Kalk, Cale Oglesby, and Cora Rasp. It includes a video installation, a 16- piece...

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Ætherplough explores space…Hot Shops hosts fiber fashion show…

Ætherplough explores the “notions of space and consciousness” starting Thursday at The Mastercraft Building.  [SPACE]; or the gods are dangerous, is an original, multidisciplinary performance using music, dance, video and spoken words to tackle the topics featuring Thom Sibbitt as a space age everyman adrift in the galaxy; music by Satid Kippenberger; directed by co-founder Susann Suprenant and accompanied by...

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Zombies for 21 & Over, Mystery for Marr

Another season of free staged readings at the Omaha Community Playhouse begins with a stellar cast of 17 in Neighborhood 3: Requisition of Doom at 7:30 p.m. Monday. Only in the Howard Drew Theatre can you really get intimate with zombies and still feel safe, thanks to trained zombie killers.

            As usual, Amy Lane directs the 21 & Over series, lining up a cast that includes UNO cutie Olivia Sather, who’s...

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Brave Women Go West to Nicodemus

Susie Baer Collins got ready to direct Flyin’ West, the story of brave black women who homesteaded in Kansas, by driving south last summer to Nicodemus “in the middle of nowhere.”

She’s known for going to great lengths to prepare her Omaha Community Playhouse assignments and it’s not that Nicodemus is so terribly far away in miles as much as in history. Think driving west to Kearney, dropping down to Holdrege...

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<p>‘One Little Indian’ at RNG Gallery…

There are moments that have left imprints in the minds of many - the past that can be revisited...

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Such stuff as dreams are made on.

If you’ve never attended a Nebraska Shakespeare on The Green event, be prepared for a delightful...

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<p>'Am i Alone' by Beej nierengarten-Smith on display at Gallery 72 </p>What Comes Natural

The current exhibit Human I Nature at Gallery 72, personal, exotic and complex, is a must-see for...

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Director Thompson Talks About “Abby”

            The Shelterbelt Theatre’s latest production entitled Abby in the Summer by A.P. Andrews is going into its final...

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TAG Nominations Highlight This Year’s Best Efforts

            Last week, I had the pleasure of announcing the nominations for the 47th Annual Theatre Arts Guild Awards...

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Playhouse Honors Volunteers and Red Theater is Under the Radar

            - Awards Season kicked off last week when the Omaha Community Playhouse held its annual volunteer awards night....

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In Praise of Metro Public Art, Vol. 1

The Metro’s major force in area public art funding and support, the Iowa West Foundation, has commissioned the estimable...

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Catch the Hubbub at Bemis ‘Flock House: Omaha’

 

 March finally lived up to its promise of warmer weather, and along with it the Metro art scene has come out of...

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Les Femmes Folles…Ciao!

Les Femmes Folles and Caesium Gallery are proud to present LFF…Ciao! This farewell group exhibition features 30 artists...

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Play Me, I’m Yours

The Omaha Creative Institute is a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide opportunities for the community to...

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Bemis Director Adam Price

Newly appointed Executive Director of the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Adam Price comes to the Bemis from the Utah...

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Viva Los Dias de los Muertos!

As Halloween hovers on the horizon, and people gear up to put on gruesome, bizarre, or funny costumes and children seek...

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From Cookies to Canker Sores:

“You know, your work is bright, colorful and simple,” said a children’s book editor to illustrator and author Dan...

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Three Times the Wonder

“Rather than having a single exhibition that fills all of our special exhibition spaces, we have this rather unique...

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