An important part of starting or returning to college is  finding activities to get involved with,  and something to do during free  time. The Omaha Community  Playhouse fills both of those .

Located less than a block away  from the University of Nebraska at Omaha’s Dodge Campus is the Omaha Community Playhouse.It’s worth noting that Omaha is home to the largest community playhouse in the entire country, and it certainly lives up to that title.

One of the greatest benefits that the Omaha Community Playhouse brings to the community is the options for volunteering and involvement. Kimberly Faith Hickman, the artistic director ofthe playhouse, stresses the fact that there are plenty of choices for students that require little to no experience.

“There are opportunities in pretty much every area of our building,” Hickman said.

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The Omaha Community Playhouse and SNAP won best production honors on Sunday night at the 50th annual Theatre Arts Guild Awards.

The Playhouse took home trophies for outstanding drama and musical for “To Kill a Mockingbird” and “Rock of Ages.” SNAP won the outstanding comedy award for “Hand to God.”

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Tickets for the world premiere of local playwright Laura Leininger-Campbell's Eminent Domain, which opens Omaha Community Playhouse's 93rd season, are now on sale through the OCP box office. The production will run August 25 - September 17, 2017 in OCP's Howard Drew Theatre. Read More »
Two widely known plays — “1776” and “Angels in America” — and some locally written works will be featured in the Omaha Community Playhouse’s Alternative Programming series next season.

The series includes staged readings, special events and play development collaborations. Each is produced at the Playhouse.

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The Omaha Community Playhouse is announcing its Alternative Programming series for the 2017-18 season. Alternative Programming includes a series of staged readings, special events and play development collaborations. All events are held at OCP. Read More »
The Omaha Community Playhouse has produced only a handful of world-premiere shows in its 93-year history.

In the coming season, it will present two, both created by local talent.

A new show from a longtime Playhouse performer will open the 2017-2018 season on July 12. “Billy McGuigan’s Rock Twist” will feature classic rock tunes in a big-band style and big-band standards with a rock ’n’ roll tinge. The Steve Gomez Band, including a full horn section, will accompany McGuigan, who’s known for his portrayal of rocker Buddy Holly and his popular Beatles show each season.

And “Eminent Domain” by Omahan Laura Leininger-Campbell will be the season’s first show in the Howard Drew Theatre, opening Aug. 25. The play is the story of a Nebraska farm family that’s in conflict over construction of an oil pipeline. It was a finalist at the 2016 Eugene O’Neill National Playwrights Conference.

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  The Omaha Community Playhouse (OCP), the nation's largest community theatre, announces the lineup for its 93rd season, the 2017-2018 season.
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From now on, people taking classes at the Omaha Community Playhouse will be enrolled in a program that honors a great American thespian.

They will be studying at the Henry Fonda Theater Academy, recently named after a man whom critics have called one of the best actors of all time.

Fonda, who grew up in Omaha, got his start at the Playhouse and supported it throughout his life with money and time. He went on to star in numerous movies, but the stage always was his first love, his widow, Shirlee, said in a phone interview from Los Angeles.

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