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‘Terra Firma’

 

Of love, nourishment and compassion

 

Speaking the speeches trippingly on the tongue

 

Creature Feature

 

Letters of Recommendation

 

Banner Year Celebration

 

The Bard arrives in many guises.

 

‘Treasure Island’

 

‘Every Direction is North’

 

A Survivor of Murderous African Civil War Finds Refuge In America

 

Depth and dimension.

The title of Mike Bartlett’s play Cock, now alive and kicking at SNAP Productions, suggests something genital, wouldn’t you say?  Toss aside such simple expectations. And, despite so many proliferating plays about gay men, this covers new ground, even if the question of identity is at the center.

The heart and soul of the vividly worded 90 minutes deal with love and commitment while probing the idea that sexual...


An immersion in power and talent.

Phenomenal soulful singing commands the stage at Omaha Community Playhouse in Caroline or Change, the complex musical wrapping-up its stay on March 20th. The astonishing depth of talent of the African-American singers of the cast makes the visit unforgettable, while the rest of the cast’s vocal skills always remain strong.

This extraordinary theatre piece was conceived by composer Jeanine Tesori and playwright Tony...


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Some Assembly Required

(Part of an ongoing series exploring the framework within which Omaha’s visual artists labor)

One of the most puzzling gaps in the local art ecosystem is the absence of an MFA program in visual arts here in Omaha.  We are the largest city in Nebraska, after all, and home to the state’s most prominent cultural institutions, ranging from the Joslyn to Opera Omaha. 

Many of our peer cities of similar size around the...


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Another Blast of Bellows

In the last few years, the visibility of the late Kent Bellows’ work has gone from occasional to frequent, thanks to the efforts of local arts organizations and patrons to recognize his contributions to the regional and national art scene.

Fanboys and girls will have another chance to view intricately detailed renderings by this realist artist with a show of Bellows’ drawings and lithographs at Creighton...


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