The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance—Now Playing

The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance

Feb. 10–March 12, 201

Howard Drew Theatre

By Jethro Compton
Based on the short story by Dorothy M. Johnson

Directed by Jeff Horger

Made popular by the 1962 film version starring John Wayne, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance is a classic western story of good versus bad and the law versus the gun. Set in 1890 in the Wild West, it tells the tale of a young scholar from New York City who travels west in search of a new life, but arrives badly beaten in the town of Twotrees. After being rescued from the plains, the town soon becomes his home. A local girl gives him purpose, but a fierce outlaw wants him dead. He must make a choice: to turn and run or to stand for what he believes; to live or to fight; whether or not to become the man who shot Liberty Valance.

Contains adult language and racial tension.

This production is recognized as an official event in the Nebraska 150 Celebration, celebrating 150 years of statehood for Nebraska in 2017.

producing partner: 2016-17 Pegasus Travel Tours
media sponsor: Cox

For tickets, visit the Omaha Community Playhouse Box Office, call (402) 553-0800 or click here*

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