Jan. 23-Feb. 15

The Other Sewing Circle

Shelterbelt Theatre

3225 California St. Omaha

Thurs-Sat: 8 p.m. Sun: 2 p.m.

Tickets: $10-15

As dawn rose over this millennium, HIV and AIDS epidemics poisoned countless lives. Women dealing with the repercussions shed light on what has happened to them, gathering in a circle of life, the Edgewood Sewing Circle. There they quilt, stich and sew, discussing the threads of their lives, those undone, those repaired, patching together whatever they can. Omaha Brazilian-American Marie Amthor probes these issues, weaving together such stories. Her dialogue, her ideas, her imagination were revealed with Coming Up For Air which surfaced at the Great Plains Theater Conference in 2007. When not processing words on a keyboard, she earns her ink and paper as a graphic designer. {More at where } she quotes Tennessee Williams: “I have found it easier to identify with the characters who verge upon hysteria, …strong people really.” Perhaps such words underpin the fabric of what she brings to life on stage.

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