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The Grotesque is on Display in UNO’s “Freakshow’

            The UNO Theatre department will present Carson Kreitzer’s new play Freakshow this Friday, February 27th through March 7th at the Weber Fine Arts Building on the UNO campus on 60th and Dodge St.

            The show takes audiences to the turn of the century where a traveling Freakshow is slowly grinding to a halt. The times are changing and people just aren’t as interested in the grotesque as they used...


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The Rose Theater Brigade Wins National Award

The Rose Theater Brigade was selected as the winner of the 2015 Playbill Community Service Award, receiving a $1000 prize for their project. This award celebrates young performers from across the country who give back to their communities. The Rose Brigade presented the $1000 check to the Munroe-Meyer Institute in a public presentation on Thursday, Feb. 12 at The Rose Theater.

The Playbill Community Service Award...


Director Thompson Talks about Shelterbelt’s ‘Sewing Circle’

            The Shelterbelt Theatre continues its run of producing locally written with Marie Amthor’s play The Other Sewing Circle, currently running through February 15th. The show’s director, Shelterbelt artistic director Beth Thompson, took time to chat with The Reader about the show making its way to the local stage.

            Tell me about the process of selecting this show. Did it go through the Before the...


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Area Schools Learn a ‘Wicked’ Way to Stop Bullying

Omaha Performing Arts has recognized seven Nebraska schools for their work on anti-bullying projects, applying what they learned at the WICKED Anti-Bullying Summit. In May of last year, over 250 attendees participated in an anti-bullying summit coordinated by Omaha Performing Arts. It aimed to equip students and educators with the skills to respond to hate- and bias-motivated bullying. Schools were encouraged to...


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