Radio Theater Comeback— ‘The Ballad of Anna the Brave’

October 25th, 2018

By Corbin Hirschhorn

Omaha, NE—The Ballad of Anna the Brave premiers at Gallery 1516 this weekend. In addition to being one of Omaha’s forefront visual art galleries, Gallery 1516 offers audiences a diverse palette of entertainment on Sunday mornings, usually music with classical or operatic leanings, but this weekend it’s a different kind of throwback—radio theater.

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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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Shakespeare on the Green Continues with ‘King John’

June 29th, 2018

By Corbin Hirschhorn

Omaha, NE—Nebraska Shakespeare’s 2nd production of Shakespeare on the Green is running now—King John. Each year, the company puts on two of Shakespeare’s plays, one comedy and one tragedy, one with a contemporary spin, and one inspired by the period. The comedy, Much Ado About Nothing featured a young romance in a 50s Italian villa, but this weekend’s King John, directed by Vincent Carlson-Brown, won’t spare any of the plays medieval violence.

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Shakespeare on the Green Returns with ‘Much Ado’

June 20th, 2018

By Corbin Hirschhorn

Omaha, NE—With summer right around the corner, it’s time again for Nebraska Shakespeare’s Shakespeare on the Green. Each year, the company performs two of the English bard’s plays, one comedy and one tragedy. This Thursday, we begin with the much adored comedy, Much Ado About Nothing, directed by Susan Baer Collins.

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SNAP Productions’ “Lazarus Syndrome” Explores Life After Tragedy

May 30th, 2018

By Corbin Hirschhorn

Omaha, NE—Lazarus Syndrome often refers to the phenomenon in which patients’ pulses miraculously return after death. In another time, however, the term could apply to those who survived in spite of a death sentence from AIDS. SNAP Productions upcoming performance of Lazarus Syndrome, written by Bruce Ward and directed by M. Michele Philips, explores the dilemma that an apparent blessing can cause.

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Blue Barn Opens “The City in the City in the City”

May 17th, 2018

By Corbin Hirschhorn

Omaha, NE—Tonight at the Blue Barn Theatre is the Midwest premier of a new play, The City in the City in the City by New Jersey playwright Matthew Capodicasa. His plays have been performed on the stages of New York, and he’s come to Omaha by way of the Great Plains Theatre Conference. The City begins in strange circumstances, and an outlandish proposal, and ends up in a mysterious fictional setting.

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