Men on Boats

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Men on Boats by Joe Basque, Contributor Jaclyn Backhaus first remembers learning about John Wesley Powell’s exploration of the Colorado River in her fourth grade history class. “My dad is very interested in explorer tales, and he had a copy of Powell’s journals that I would flip through as a kid,” she recalls. She returned to Powell’s journals as a … Read More

“Thank You 5”

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“Thank You 5” By: Joe Basque, Contributor   Daena Schweiger has spent over twenty-five years actively involved on and back stage, as a stage manager, actor, director, playwright, sound designer, and board member. You can now add “podcaster” to the list. On March 4, Schweiger unveiled her new local theater podcast, “Thank You 5,” with an interview of Camille Metoyer … Read More

The Wolves

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The Wolves By: Joe Basque, Contributor In the summer of 2014, Sarah DeLappe attended an exhibition of contemporary art from the Middle East and North Africa. She was moved by the thought of artists dealing with their daily political reality of suicide bombs and drones and civil wars, while she inhabited an entirely different world in the Bowery. On the … Read More

She Loves Me

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She Loves Me by: Joe Basque, Contributor   A down on her luck Amalia wanders into a parfumerie looking for a sales job. She dazzles the shop owner into hiring her on the spot, much to the consternation of Georg, the shop’s best salesman. The two rivals take an immediate dislike of each other, and in no time they can … Read More

The Rose Theatre and Creighton University explore history, anti-Semitism, and the refugee experience.

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The Rose Theatre and Creighton University explore history, anti-Semitism, and the refugee experience. By Fran Sillau and Lora Kaup, TAG Board Members The Theatre Arts Guild’s Access and Inclusion Committee would like to highlight the work of two upcoming productions in our community. Both explore how the lives of children were shaped by hatred, bigotry, and violence as they sought … Read More

Colonel’s Chicken: A Fairy Tale

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Colonel’s Chicken: A Fairy Tale By: Joe Basque, Contributor   Welcome back, Ron. After completing his PhD at the University of Missouri, Columbia, and a teaching stint at Monmouth College in Illinois, Ron Zank has returned to the University of Nebraska-Omaha as an assistant professor of theater.  His directorial debut as faculty will be “Colonel’s Chicken: A Fairy Tale” by … Read More

Bellevue Little Theatre Presents Arsenic and Old Lace

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Bellevue Little Theatre Presents Arsenic and Old Lace By Clara Arnsdorff, Contributor Bellevue Little Theatre, 203 W Mission Ave. in Olde Towne Bellevue will open the new year with the classic play ‘Arsenic and Old Lace‘ on January 18. The comedy will continue on week-ends through Sunday Feb. 3. Curtain is at 7:30 pm on Friday and Saturday evenings and … Read More

A Story About Love, Family and Tradition

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A Story About Love, Family and Tradition By Joe Basque, Contributor Louisa May Alcott did not think much of her publisher’s suggestion that she write a story about girls. “I don’t enjoy this sort of thing,” she wrote in her journal. “Never liked girls or knew many, except my sisters; but our queer plays and experiences may prove interesting, though … Read More

Yesterday and Today

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Yesterday and Today By Joe Basque, Contributor   For most actors, their big career break leads to a successful professional acting career. Billy McGuigan’s big acting break actually led him away from an acting career. After majoring in theater at UNO, McGuigan was unable to land regular work as a professional actor. He eventually settled in Omaha, turning in memorable … Read More

New Theatre Company Serves Unheard Voices

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New Theatre Company Serves Unheard Voices By Stephanie Kidd, TAG Board Member Last Spring when she was working with incarcerated men at the Nebraska State Penitentiary, theatre practitioner Haley Haas found herself in need of a playwright with a certain set of skills to complete the project. Luckily, she ran into fellow theatre artist Colleen O’ Doherty at a theatre … Read More