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Dinner Still Served with Circle Theater

There’s so little left of our once-flourishing dinner theater scene that it’s tempting to mention the menu — meat loaf, garlic/parmesan chicken breast or ravioli in white sauce with broccoli florets — before reminding you that Doug Marr is still directing delightful entertainment at his Circle Theatre.

            This time it’s An Inspector Calls, the dramatic thriller by J.B. Priestly, opening Friday, Oct. 14,...


Bemis art talk Oct 6…Kent Bellows students’ HeLa cell art project…

Current Bemis Center artists in residence Quynh Vantu (installation), Shannon Rankin (installation/collage/sculpture), and Gwenessa Lam (painting) lead the First Thursday Art Talk on October 6, 7p.m.

Rebecca Skloot, author of the New York Times bestseller, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, speaks at the 21st Women & Health Lecture, October 6 at the Orpheum Theatre.  Guests will hear the story of Lacks, a...


‘Belt Gets Creepy Again, Beasley Does Wilson

The Shelterbelt promises that Shelterskelter 16 opens Oct. 6 with “a great mix of creepy, spooky and darkly humorous” plays, including one by Omahan Jeremy Johnson, the other eight by playwrights from New York to California.

            They run right through Oct. 31 with the “definitely not for little kids” caveat. While tickets generally cost $15 and $12, opening weekend and some other occasions offer a $10...


Barn’s Bugs Not Pleasant But Powerful

Seeing four plays in less than a week was my autumnal pleasure, but it turns out I’m reviewing the least pleasant of the bunch, Bug at the Blue Barn. Not that there’s anything wrong with being unpleasantly provocative.

            If I want pleasant, I can walk my dog and savor the fall colors. If I want to think about the redeeming value of a provocative drama by Tracy Letts, I can watch director Susan...


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