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Power and Play in the Park

Two women who know their own minds and want their own ways are at the centers of back-to-back alignments of the plays presented this summer by Nebraska Shakespeare in Elmwood Park.  Each woman confronts an ambitious man who yearns to prosper and gain power in time and place.

The comic point of view dominates The Taming of the Shrew. Darkness and death inhabit the land of Macbeth.   

Amy Lane and Vincent...


A theatre classic thrives at UNO

“What I most want to get across is for everybody to have a good time,” says UNO Professor of Theatre Doug Paterson about his production of The Threepenny Opera, that enduring ground-breaker by Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill.

Clearly, a good time can be had by all in this colorful version full of personality and polish, performed by UNO students. Expect some zingy, funny lines too. The cast conveys an unerring sense...


Ghosts walk the night.

“That way madness lies” says King Lear, reflecting on what has befallen and how hopes for the future of the family have been swamped by misery, even while trying to weather a fierce storm. Shakespeare plunging into the tragic dimensions of old age.

Beware, you may be immersed in that torrent of passions and words, up close and personal as Blue Barn Theatre’s Walk The Night goes through its paces in altered spaces....


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The long road to creating edgy theater

Until now the Blue Barn Theatre has been like Omaha's many other small stage companies by operating on a shoestring in makeshift spaces. This grassroots passion project was born of a band of New York drama school transplants afire with the idea of starting their own troupe. Relying more on creativity, charity, thriftiness and ingenuity than real budgets, they mounted plays in rented and borrowed spaces. 

Suddenly,...


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