‘The Revolutionists’ Premieres at UNO Theatre

February 21st, 2018

By Corbin Hirschhorn

Omaha, NE—UNO’s “Revolutionary Season” continues with historical comedy The Revolutionists this week by one of the most produced contemporary playwrights, Lauren Gunderson. The play creatively reimagines the female perspective during the height of the French Revolution’s Reign of Terror. It’s a modern take on the roles of Marie Antoinette, Charlotte Corday, who famously killed Jean-Paul Marat, and perhaps lesser known figures, like Haitian Rebel Marianne Angelle, and female playwright, Olympe de Gouges, played by Sam Mashek

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Opera Omaha Presents ‘Falstaff’

February 8th, 2018

By Corbin Hirschhorn

Singurdarson was born and raised in Iceland. His pursuit of opera led him the England, Scotland, and he eventually settled in Germany. Since he turned toward the US, he’s found no shortage of opportunity. His first performance stateside was scheduled for this spring in Denver, which then moved up after another call from Minneapolis, but now he’ll also be taking the lead role for Opera Omaha, making this weekend  his official North American debut.

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‘Venus in Fur’ at Bluebarn Theater

January 30th, 2018

By Corbin Hirschhorn

Omaha, NE—Venus in Fur is the next play to be shown at the Bluebarn Theatre. It’s based on the 19th century erotic novel Venus in Furs written by Austrian Leopold von Sacher-Masoch, whose name gave rise to the word “masochism”—as in sadomasochism. You could consider the novel one of the original texts on the subject, but the contemporary play by David Ives is the story of just two characters—a modern director and actress looking to adapt the story for the stage.

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‘Ripcord’ at Omaha Community Playhouse

January 23rd, 2018

By Corbin Hirschhorn

“Ripcord is about two women who are living as roommates in a senior living facility in New Jersey,” Hickman said. “One of the women has been there for four years. The other woman has been there for only a few weeks, and they do not really live well together. The woman who’s been there the longest, Abby, she’s very principled. She has her ways. She’s very set in them, and the other woman Marilyn is much more of a go-with-the-flow-type of person I would say.”

Abby and Marilyn are forced to share a room together, and the two women develop a sort of “Odd-Couple” relationship. As Abby attempts to get rid of her unwanted new roommate, a series of bets soon escalates into a game of one-upmanship.

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Film Streams Screening Alexander Payne’s “Downsizing”

December 22nd, 2017

By Corbin Hirschhorn

Omaha, NE—Now showing at Film Streams’ recently opened Dundee Theater—Downsizing—the new feature film from Omaha born and raised writer and director Alexander Payne. Featuring Matt Damon, Christoph Waltz and Kristen Wiig, Downsizing is a sci-fi comedy-drama that imagines a time in which someone might make it big by thinking small.

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Broadway’s “Waitress” at Orpheum Theatre

December 12th, 2017

By Corbin Hirschhorn

Omaha, NE—Based on the 2007 film by Adrienne Shelly, Broadway’s musical, Waitress, with music and lyrics by Sara Bareilles and book by Jessie Nelson graces the Orpheum Theater next week. Brought to life by an all-female creative team, Waitress is the story of Jenna, expert pie-maker looking to escape small town life and a loveless marriage. A baking competition and a new doctor in town might be her answer.

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