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Letting The Rose Bloom

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One Flapper’s Flamboyant Fest

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The Indie Band of Omaha Theatre

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Shakespeare in Seuss-Punk Style

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From Super Heros to Zombies

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The Indie Band of Omaha Theatre

A group of UNO students wanted to put on a play.

Twenty years ago, Ken Blankenship, Alisha Hanson, Ken Jacobs, and Scott Working were looking for a place to perform Working’s first play V of Geese. He had originally written it for the Circle Diner in Benson (now España). When the Circle was unavailable and with not many options left, Working went into one of his usual hangouts, a cafe on 33rd and California...

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Shakespeare in Seuss-Punk Style

Don’t expect your father’s Twelfth Night in Elmwood Park this weekend. You may have seen Sarah Carlson-Brown before in Shakespearean comedy, but not like this. When her Olivia falls in love she breaks into “Call Me Maybe” by Carly Rae Jepsen.

And she’s costumed like Lady Gaga. That’s how director Anthony Clark-Kaczmarek, in his Nebraska Shakespeare on the Green debut, converts Elizabethan romance into an...

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From Super Heros to Zombies

Molly Welsh has worn many different hats at the Great Plains Theatre Conference. She’s been a house manager, an actor, a location manager, a sound designer and a participating playwright. This year, she dons the playwriting cap once again as one of only two Nebraska playwrights chosen for the GPTC PlayLab readings (and the only playwright from Omaha). This is Welsh’s second play selected for Great Plains (her...

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Pushing the Artform and Connecting Communities

Now into it’s 8th year, the Great Plains Theatre Conference continues to evolve into one of the premiere theatrical experiences both locally and nationally. The conference gathers top national artists and playwrights that respond and give feedback to new works from across the country while also hosting workshops for emerging writers to help craft their voices. Equally important, Producing Artistic Director Kevin...

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Memphis Mama: Change Not Easy

Memphis, the city, means Beale Street, blues and soul food. Memphis the musical means white deejay airs black music and breaks the racial barrier.

And all that’s pre-Elvis, so you can see why Julie Johnson makes an impact every time she sings, “Change Don’t Come Easy.” She plays the mama of Huey, who visits the Beale Street underground, falls for a young black singer and the music performed there, and makes it...

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