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Reality Show


The line forms to the left, pal


Art of Third Place


‘Heavenly Shades of Night are Falling’


‘Street Life Fragments’


A Shakespeare rarity flashes by.


An anatomically incorrect Barbie?


Two for the Show


Lear and you.


The Village Behind the Bluebarn

“It Takes a Village”

As I walked throughout the BLUEBARN Theatre this past weekend during their 25th anniversary bash, I made my way up and down the halls, looking at photos detailing every show in its eventful history (a few of them I was fortunate enough to be in). The photos aren’t in any particular order but one gets a sense of the large progression the theatre has made while never compromising it’s original...

A Play of Minds

In the congenial surroundings of Omaha Community Playhouse’s Howard Drew Theatre two capable local actors personify an encounter between Sigmund Freud and earnestly Christian, ex-atheist novelist C. S. Lewis (e.g. The Chronicles of Narnia). They materialize in Mark St. Germain’s  play Freud’s Last Session which narrows in on debates about God and connected issues such as the meaning of life, love, sex, war and...

Bemis Got Change

“They say don’t change the old for the new but I’ve found out this will never do.”


There’s a moral in the lines above from the Billy Higgins chestnut “There’ll Be Some Changes Made,” and no arts venue in the Metro knows this more than the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts.

 Within the past year, Bemis has seen the departure of key staff including former Director Mark Masuoka, Chief Curator Hesse McGraw...

‘I Can Grow Tall’

The 1960s art world found ‘ideas expressed by words’ taking on as much significance as ‘images painted on canvas’. Metro area artist Angela Drakeford continues this tradition in the exhibition I Can Grow Tall, presently on view at the Bemis Center’s Carver Bank location in North Omaha. A UNO graduate, Drakeford’s interest in text-based work has been the focus of her studio practice for the past several years.


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