August: Osage County

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Aug. 17-Sept. 16, 2012
by Tracy Letts

Winner of the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and Tony Award for Best Play, August: Osage County is one of the most bracing and critically acclaimed plays in recent Broadway history. August: Osage County is a portrait of a dysfunctional American family at its finest—and absolute worst. When the patriarch of the Weston clan disappears one hot summer night, the family reunites at the Oklahoma homestead, where long-held secrets are unflinchingly and uproariously revealed. This gritty modern masterpiece will keep you on the edge of your seat.

Disclaimer: This production includes strong language and adult situations and is intended only for mature audiences. 

Sponsor: Carter & Vernie Jones
Media Sponsor: Omaha World-Herald

Boom

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Oct. 19-Nov. 18, 2012
by Peter Sinn Nachtrieb

As the end of the world approaches, a graduate student takes the preservation of the human race into his own hands through a personal ad. Disaster strikes, food is running out, the lab-turned-shelter is beyond repair and the fish are acting strange. Will he and his "date" survive? This hilarious romantic comedy turned sci-fi fantasy is contemporary theatre at its best.

Disclaimer: This production includes strong language and sexual content and is intended only for mature audiences.

Sponsor: Enterprise Bank and “Friend of the Playhouse”
Media Sponsor: The Reader

Evil Dead: The Musical

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Feb. 8-March 17, 2013
Book and Lyrics by George Reinblatt; Music by Frank Cipolla, Christopher Bond, Melissa Morris and George Reinblatt; Music supervision by Frank Cipolla; Additional lyrics by Christopher Bond; Additional music by Rob Daleman

Five college students venture to a most popular Spring Break destination…an abandoned cabin in the woods. While there, they unleash an evil force that turns all but one of them into demons. Flying body parts, buckets of blood and singing and dancing zombies make this low-budget horror film satire the perfect show for people who love to have fun. Just beware the splatter zone. 

Disclaimer: Contains strong language and violence and is intended for mature audiences only. 

Sponsor: Friend of the Playhouse
Orchestra Sponsor:
Security National Bank
Multimedia Sponsor:
Delinea Design

Recommended Reading for Girls

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May 3-June 2, 2013
by Ellen Struve

This is the world premiere of Recommended Reading for Girls! Written by Omaha playwright Ellen Struve, Recommended Reading for Girls invites you to step into a storybook. When Amy returns to her childhood home to care for her ailing mother, she discovers uninvited guests from her favorite childhood novels. A beloved crew of heroines turns the household topsy-turvy as Amy struggles to reconcile with the stories she loves, the people she loves and the stories she has told herself in this warm, funny, fanciful play.

Sponsors: Becky Bischof, Kate Dodge, Dr. Kristen Engdahl Hoffman, Kathy Lewis, Dianne Seeman Lozier, Candi Kirkwood, Sandy Maass, Anne Rismiller, Carol Smith, Gail Yanney, Friend of the Playhouse
Media Sponsor:
COX          

Yesterday And Today

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Dec. 7-31, 2012
An Interactive Beatles Experience
Featuring Billy McGuigan
Music Director, Rick Avard
©2007 By Rave On Productions

Billy McGuigan and his brothers are back! This all-request Beatles tribute show will have you dancing in the aisles and singing along to every song. Share your stories and relive your memories with your favorite Beatles songs. No two shows are the same and every show is a guaranteed exhilarating time!

Sponsor: Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska
Media Sponsor: KAT 103.7 

‘Til Death Do Us Part: Late Nite Catechism 3

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June 14-July 21, 2013 

After teaching countless students all about the saints, venial sins, guilt, limbo and more, Sister is now offering hilarious lessons on the Sacraments of Marriage and Last Rites, including her own wacky version of The Newlywed Game. Classroom participation is a must so bring along your sweetie and your sense of humor for a session with the country's feistiest couples counselor!

Sponsor: Woodmen of the World