SAFETY WORD

Last Thursday, I was in the audience of the premiere of David Ives’ Venus in Fur at the Blue Barn Theater. The 2010 Tony Award-winning play is a modern look at an old text. A text that challenges gender expectations, addresses power plays, and galvanized the term “sadomasochism.” The novel that inspired the play is […]

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A Leap of Faith

The cast at the Playhouse does an excellent job of getting as much as possible out of David Lindsay-Abaire’s Ripcord;  but he hasn’t given them much worth their time and effort. This play looks more like an idea for a situation comedy than something equal to his best loony and/or serious scripts. Almost as […]

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Review: South Africa Dance

Celebrating African-inspired dance does not come around often enough in Omaha. Within the past decade, most events happen through the African Culture Connection or a few festival-style events hosted by local non-profits Omaha Diversity Experience and the New American Arts Festival. So it’s nice to witness such a production available to a […]

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Root for Motley Trio

Some of the opening night audience greeted Priscilla fondly, like an old friend unseen since her movie came out years ago. I hadn’t seen the movie, never met the old bus, but it wasn’t hard to understand the warm feelings for the Queen of the Desert that hauled two drag queens and a transgendered performer […]

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