by David Jacobi
A World Premiere
Directed by Dan Granke
February 8th through 24th, 2019
2016 RELENTLESS AWARD SEMIFINALIST
A National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere
In Partnership with Howard W. Blake High School for the Performing Arts
In the aftermath of a hate crime, Goon befriends Carly Uhlenbeek, the only black girl in school. Things start to go south when bad parental advice, passive-aggressive acts, and ill-formed gestures of kindness create a “White Guilt Perfect Storm” that threatens to drown their relationship.
“This play is hugely theatrical, downright hilarious, and has great compassion for all of its young characters. A brilliant satire examining the ways in which even the most well-intentioned white folks working to stand up against racism can still perpetuate it.”
By Agatha Christie
Directed by Paul E. Finocchiaro
March 22nd through April 7th, 2019
From the foremost mystery writer of her time.
A group of strangers is stranded in a boarding house during a snow storm, one of whom is a murderer. The suspects include the newly married couple who run the house, and the suspicions in their minds nearly wreck their perfect marriage. Others are a spinster with a curious background, an architect who seems better equipped to be a chef, a retired Army major, a strange little man who claims his car has overturned in a drift, and a jurist who makes life miserable for everyone. Into their midst comes a policeman, traveling on skis. He no sooner arrives, when the jurist is killed. Two down, and one to go.
Book and Song Selection by: Dolores Prida; Conceived by: David Coffman and Dolores Prida; Director’s Book by: Susana Tubert. Lyrics by: Various; Music by: Various
Musical Supervision and Arrangements by: Oscar Hernandez
Directed by Jorge Acosta
May 31st through June 16th, 2019
Four young Latino men have a chance meeting at Burrito World in Omaha and discover they share the same name! Even though their ancestral roots are different (one is from Puerto Rico, one is from Cuba, one is from Mexico and one is from the Dominican Republic), not only do they share a common name, they share a common dream: to stage a show of Latin standards that puts forth a positive image to counteract Latino stereotypes. Enter Maria, a beautiful woman who provides a romantic interest as the gentlemen vie for her attentions.
Performed in Spanish and English, 4 Guys Named José… And Una Mujer Named Maria features some of the most evocative Latin music ever written (including such standards as La Bamba, Guantanamera, I Like It Like That and Bésame Mucho) sung in four and five-part harmony. The show is brimming with the zest of life intrinsic to the Latino culture.
by Abby Mann
Directed by Karla Hartley and Matthew Ray
September 28th through October 24th, 2018
Ernest Janning, one of the most influential German legal minds of the pre war era, and other influential Nazis face a military tribunal in the second wave of post war trials at Nuremberg. Issues at the forefront of this trial reverberate through history and challenge humanity to this day.
By Lauren Gunderson
Directed by Kari Goetz
November 2nd through 18th, 2018
A brutal comedic quartet about four very real women who lived boldly in France during the French Revolution’s Reign of Terror. Playwright Olympe De Gouge, assassin Charlotte Corday, and former queen Marie Antoinette, and Haitian rebel Marianne Angelle hang out, murder Marat, loose their heads, and try to beat back the extremist insanity in revolutionary Paris.
Created by Roger Bean
Directed by Karla Hartley
December 7th through 23rd, 2018
The Wonderettes are back! This seasonal celebration finds the girls entertaining at the annual Harper’s Hardware Holiday Party. When Santa turns up missing, the girls use their talent and creative ingenuity to save the holiday party! Featuring great ’60s versions of holiday classics such as “Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town,” “Jingle Bell Rock,” “Run, Rudolph, Run,” and “Winter Wonderland,” the result is, of course, marvelous! This energetic and glittering holiday package is guaranteed to delight audiences of all ages.