LIGHT GLOWS AMID DARK DESPAIR

Most certainly Matthew Lopez has written a very imaginative and original play,The Whipping Man. And a fine cast at Omaha Community Playhouse does it justice on every level. Stephen Nachamie’s direction keeps everything vital and meaningful. The script, however, could stand some revisions, which it probably won’t get. Since the debut in 2006, there have been a number of productions; the present version is likely to...

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EPITHETICALLY VOLATILE

It’s been nearly 40 years since David Mamet pounced onto the stage with his salty verbosity in American Buffalo. Since then he’s acquired a major rep for showing tough guys in screwy schemes, wheeling and dealing like all get out. 

The production at Blue Barn, superbly directed by Susan Clement-Toberer encapsulates that essence, with a rock solid cast socking it to us definitively, simmering with personality and...

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A CHILD’S GARDEN OF INNOCENCE

The playing space is dominated by a massive fence. It surrounds the only territory for Mickey and Sage, currently revealed at Shelterbelt Theatre. There is another interior territory, however, covering more than what is immediately visible and audible. Two children, contained and restricted within that wall, remain sweet, charming and amusing while other parts of their lives beyond their physical boundaries harbor...

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ALERT AND CHORTLING

In the darkened theatre a disembodied voice starts talking to you. Then a man reveals himself, a  sweet, funny charmer who knows a lot about musicals. Then, before you know it, all kinds of lights sparkle, focusing on a shiny parade of 11 colorful characters from a bygone Broadway show.You’ve become engaged in a wild, hilarious send-up of those good old days with that man giving you background, comments and personal...

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THE ART OF PUPPETRY

Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia has landed here, offering superb puppetry in a production presented by The Rose. The full title of this charming attraction is The Very Hungry Caterpillar & Other Eric Carle Favorites i.e.  the Caterpillar is one of several elements. Three tales unfold, each taken from Carle’s books.

Two exceptional Canadian artists, Jackson Fowlow and Graeme Black Robinson manipulate a wide variety...

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HEARTS OF DARKNESS

We Are Proud to Present, A Presentation About the Herero of Namibia, Formerly Known as Southwest Africa, From the German Sudwestafrika, Between the Years 1884-1915 is the play’s full title. Reading it,  you might say “Huh?”  It looks kind of weird, right?   Thus does playwright Jackie Sibblies Drury provoke you from the outset.  Actually she’s taking on the personas of six actors who don’t have it all together,...

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EPITHETICALLY VOLATILE

It’s been nearly 40 years since David Mamet pounced onto the stage with his salty verbosity in...

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A CHILD’S GARDEN OF INNOCENCE

The playing space is dominated by a massive fence. It surrounds the only territory for Mickey and...

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<p>The Fred Simon Gallery features the personal abstraction of Kim Reid Kuhn in her show,‘The Sacraments of Domesticity’

The thirteen works by Omaha-based artist Kim Reid Kuhn currently on display at the Fred Simon...

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Director Ben Beck Talks ‘Mickey & Sage’

Currently running through November 2nd at the Shelterbelt Theatre, Mickey & Sage by Sara Farrington deals with the...

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Cast Members Talk ‘Buffalo’, Rose Takes on Seuss

- The BLUEBARN Theatre is currently tackling the David Mamet classic American Buffalo, running now through October 25th. The...

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Ballet Nebraska Kicks Off Fifth Season with ‘Giselle’

            Ballet Nebraska will kick off its fifth season this Saturday, October 4th, with the performance of Giselle....

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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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North Omaha Arts Crawl to feature diverse visual and perfoming artists

Friday, August 8                                                                                                            ...

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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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