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SNAP takes up a worthy theme

 

Lear and you.

 

Shaw lite

 

A work of art.

 

Mystery proliferates in a bar not far from echoes of 9/11 .

 

Beertown Goes Flat

 

Lady Day in dark light

 

Off the wall, heading into new dimensions.

 

Dracula Lives!

 

Cherishing time, place and change

 

Shaw lite

George Bernard Shaw’s Arms and the Man certainly entertained and amused a great many people for a long time after its 1894 debut. This light romantic comedy, almost a period piece, given its datedness, needs a production full of style to work best. Brigit Saint Brigit Theatre’s Cathy M.W.Kurz and a capable cast earnestly take it on but the script still shows its age.

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A work of art.

“Putting it together; that’s what counts. Small amounts adding up to make a work of art.” So sings George, the great-grandson of painter Georges Seurat in Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s theatrical masterpiece Sunday in the Park with George. That work of art has been put together beautifully at Creighton University’s theater.  Amy Lane has directed superbly. She and her impressive cast along with musical...


Mystery proliferates in a bar not far from echoes of 9/11 .

There could be ghosts inhabiting abandoned floors above the Yankee Tavern. And the story of its previous owner who may have killed himself could add to the gloom and a sense of mystery.  As the door swings open, you peer into the narrow confines of a place where conversation ranges far and wide regarding the awful event not far away on the sidewalks of New York. 9/11 is the main topic. Conspiracy is the theme that...


Beertonians

Beertown Goes Flat

Beertown was so ponderously bad in the early going that I thought of ducking out at intermission.  So what kept me from leaving the Omaha Community Playhouse?

Well, there’s the problem of writing a review. And there’s the slim hope that this hodge-podge of scripted theater and the promise of a more interactive second act will do what this eternal optimist prays for: Please let them win me over before it’s over.

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