Exit, Pursued by a Bear by Lauren Gunderson
August 19, 2013
Nan and Kyle’s marriage has never been picture perfect, but lately things have gone from bad to worse. Inspired by one of the most enigmatic and provocative of all stage directions, Nan is about to unleash some Shakespearean-style revenge. With the help of friends Simon and Sweetheart and a little fresh venison, Kyle has a front row seat to Nan’s re-enactment of where things went wrong. A theatrical, ridiculous and emotional dark comedy.
OCP Improv Night!
September 9, 2013
Introducing OCP’s newest comedy troupe, the Omaha Playhouse Players, in a fun-filled night of quick wits and belly laughs. Showcasing the talents of Stephanie Hillier, Matthew Pyle and Max Sparber.
Lone Tree Productions (special guest artists)
November 11, 2013
Specializing in adapted works, this Omaha based theatre company pushes the boundaries of performance through creative use of text, movement, and visual storytelling. 21 & Over is proud to host our first commissioned work in conjunction with OCP's production of Freud's Last Session. The C.S. Lewis Project takes passages from the celebrated author's major works such as Surprised by Joy and combines them with some lesser known poems and letters to create an intimate portrait of the author. For a prolific writer like Lewis, Narnia was only the beginning...
Freakshow by Carson Kreitzer
October 28, 2013
Imagine a life trapped, caged, on display for a gawking public. In the gritty world of a travelling circus, a Pinhead, a Dog-Faced Girl, a Human Salamander and a Woman with No Arms or Legs struggle for a sense of normalcy in the outcast life of a freak. The monstrously grotesque and the poetically sublime clash as this family of misfits threatens to fall apart. But will the end come easily? Are there really any other options for a Freak?
Live Broadway Karaoke!
January 6, 2014
We’re back with round four of our annual karaoke night! We’ve got a piano, an accompanist and a microphone. You’ve got a burning desire to perform at the Playhouse. This is the night when all your Broadway dreams will come true… Hosted once again by the incomparable Jim Boggess.
Tigers Be Still by Kim Rosenstock
February 17, 2014
Poor Sherry Wickman has tried to do everything right: she’s gotten a master’s degree in Art Therapy; she’s put out countless résumés; she’s tried to be independent. Unemployed and overwhelmed, she returns to her childhood home when a job fails to materialize. Joined by a mother who refuses to leave her room and a sister who refuses to get off the couch, Sherry’s life has certainly hit an all-time low. Now, if only the high school principal would put down his rifle long enough to hire her, her sister would return the Chihuahua she’s dognapped and someone would catch the tiger that’s escaped from the zoo, things would be perfect. A delightful comedy about misadventures in pursuit of happiness.
We Are Proud to Present a Presentation about the Herero of Namibia, Formerly Known as South-West Africa, from the German Sudwestafrika, Between the Years 1884-1915 by Jackie Sibblies Drury
March 10, 2014
When a group of young amateur actors attempt to dramatize the first genocide of the twentieth century, things get a bit out of hand. Exploring the potentially explosive issues of race, violence and colonialism, this group inadvertently comes face to face with demons that hit a little too close to home. We Are Proud to Present… is a unique, brave, chilling, but often hilarious new work unlike any other. This is an experience not soon forgotten and not to be missed.
Twenty-something Song Cycle (special guest artists)
May 12, 2014
Omaha’s own rising musical theatre star, Paul Hanson, presents this musical song cycle touching on life and love for a new generation. Starring some of Omaha’s best talents, this is contemporary musical theatre at its finest.
Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo by Rajiv Joseph
June 16, 2014
In the war-torn city of Baghdad, during the first chaotic days of the American invasion, two young marines, an Iraqi gardener-turned-translator, the ghost of Saddam Hussein’s son and a world-weary but ravenous tiger prowl the streets. Rajiv Joseph’s powerful 2010 Pulitzer finalist is a brutal search for meaning, forgiveness and redemption that exposes humanity’s true and often harrowing nature.