UNO Theatre Opens Season with ‘The Clearing’

September 28th, 2018

By Corbin Hirschhorn

Omaha, NE—Ireland, 1652. King Charles is dead and Oliver Cromwell rules, begining his crusade against Catholicism in the isles. For Irish Catholics, this policy meant nothing short of ethnic cleansing, and landowners were banished to Connaught, a barren, unforgiving part of the country.

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BlueBarn Celebrates 30 Years

September 28th, 2018

By Corbin Hirschhorn

Omaha, NE—Entering its 30th season, the BlueBarn Theatre opens again tonight with Circle Mirror Transformation by Annie Baker. It’s the story of four amateur actors attending a life-changing acting class.

Also at BlueBarn this weekend, the Retro Reunion Readback, an open celebration and performance to mark this year’s milestone.

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Eko Nova Season Opens with ‘Quartet’

September 20th, 2018

By Corbin Hirschhorn

Omaha, NE—Eko Nova, Omaha Chamber Music Society’s series for new music, often features innovative, though not always well known contemporary music and sometimes some unusual instrumentation.

Their next performance on September 24th, Quartet, will feature one of the most popular classical arrangements—the string quartet, of course—but the evening still highlights a unique framing of classical music, featuring Shostakovich, Beethoven, and later 20th century Soviet-German composer Alfred Schnittke, whose work draw directly from the former composers.

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Todd Robinson Opens Season’s Reading Series

September 18th, 2018

By Corbin Hirschhorn

Omaha, NE—UNO Creative Writing Professor and poet Todd Robinson will be reading for the public tomorrow evening. It’s the Writer’s Workshop reading series, which for over 40 years has been inviting leading voices in poetry to present in Omaha and that includes UNO faculty.

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Bellevue Little Theatre Opens ‘Big Fish’

September 14th, 2018

By Corbin Hirschhorn

This weekend the Bellevue Little Theatre opens their 50th season with musical, Big Fish. It’s based on the acclaimed novel by Daniel Wallace and film directed by Tim Burton.

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“Cleft”, at Project Project

September 14th, 2018

By Corbin Hirschhorn

South Omaha’s Project Project was a natural choice for the artists, James Bockelman and Michael Ian Larsen. It’s like a sandbox with its plywood walls, exposed rafters, and flexible owners. No strangers to experimentation—the space has gone as far as letting artists plant an indoor forest.

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