‘Bright Half Life’ Opens at OutrSpaces


March 15th, 2019

Omaha, NE—In its short lifetime to date, OUTRSpaces has become a welcoming home for Omaha’s music performances, discussions, and theater. Though not equipped with a traditional stage, theater producers have been attracted to the intimate venue. Recent graduate of UNO’s theater department, Be Louis, now actor, director and producer, sees the space as ideal for a debut production. Bright Half Life, written by Tanya Barfield will open this Friday.

It’s a moving love story spanning decades in an instant — from marriage, skydiving, children and the infinite moments that create a life. Deceivingly insignificant words and interactions ripple through their memories as these two women decide if soulmates is an idea worth fighting for.

Louis was attracted the piece for several reasons, including its plot and focus on queer identity, but also the benefits of its minimalist script, which works for a small production team. Louis and OutrSpaces share a similar mission to make sure the crew gets paid, and that’s not always the case in town for artists and performers. To accommodate both the crew and audiences, tickets are $25, but OutrSpaces is open to helping patrons who are unable to pay.

Bright Half Life opens this weekend at OutrSpaces with performances March15th, and 16th and next week, the 22nd and 23rd all at 7:30pm. For more information or tickets, visit OutrSpaces.org

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