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Murder Ballad at the Omaha Community Playhouse Read more


The Circle Theatre’s riveting production of Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf unfolds in the shadow of the most unlikely of set dressing pieces. George and Martha, the feuding protagonists in the Edward Albee classic that is celebrating its ... Read more


A recent telephone conversation with former U.S. Senator Bob Kerrey evoked images of an old educational film on how government works. If you are of a certain age you may recall the cartoon’s narrator, an animated version of the United Sta... Read more


Geography quite naturally plays a vital role in politics. When it came time for the respective campaigns to suggest site selections for The Reader to interview Nebraska State Senator Gwen Howard and Douglas County Treasurer John Ewing as ... Read more


Wearing contact lenses, a beard (real) and a mullet (fake) Oriental Trading CEO Sam Taylor worked four different pick-pack-ship jobs in the company’s state of the art fullfilment center in LaVista for the CBS reality TV series “Undercover... Read more


“The Fantasticks” seems to be just the sort of musical that I’ve always intended to fall in love with … it’s just that no one has ever given me a reason to do so. All that has changed with the Omaha Community Playhouse production of th... Read more


At the intersection of performance, art and performance art dwells ætherplough, the multidisciplinary company whose edgy works push the boundaries of devised theater. For this band of artists, those frontiers are most often situated light... Read more




The liltingly lyrical tresses of the weeping willow feature prominently in at least a pair of Shakespearean tragedies. Hamlet has Ophelia going to her watery grave among the “coronet weeds” of a willow by a “weeping brook … her clothes spre... Read more




Riders on fiberglass mounts gently bobbed up and down on a candy-coated carousel down the left field line as the Omaha Storm Chasers’ Danny Duffy anointed Werner Park Saturday night with a right-down-the-middle called strike to Nashville So... Read more


There are times when a story may tell you more about the reviewer than what happened on stage. The opening of The Odd Couple at the Omaha Community Playhouse offers such an occasion. One reason the Neil Simon classic is among my favorite c... Read more


Footloose song and dance shines at Playhouse Let’s begin with an important admission. I am all but culturally illiterate when it comes to ’80s cinema and its legacy. Having spent that decade knee-deep in raising kids, my world was one of d... Read more