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May 17

May 17, 2019


Derek Rayment
Public + Media Relations Manager
531-MCC-2876, office
402-960-0697, cell

Great Plains Theatre Conferences announces “Mud” by Maria Irene Fornes

A staged reading; a preliminary look at the 2019 Honored Playwright

OMAHA, Neb. — The Great Plains Theatre Conference, hosted by Metropolitan Community College, is proud to announce a staged reading in collaboration with the Benson Troupe at the B-Side of “Mud” by Maria Irene Fornes, as a part of this year’s GPTC activities. Director Lara Marsh introduces the community to this 1984 Obie Award winning work of Fornes ahead of the conference.

Collaborative Special Event, Staged Reading:
Thursday, May 23 at 7:30 p.m.
The B-Side; 6058 Maple St., Benson
Free event, donations suggested.

About Great Plains Theatre Conference

GPTC’s mission is to enable playwrights and theatre artists to share time, energy and talent in the service of developing craft, creating new work and strengthening community on a local and national scale. Through the Conference, playwrights connect with guest artists and one another in a supporting and encouraging environment and critique one another’s work, develop work together and form future creative alliances. All daytime Conference readings are free and open to the public. PlayFest, GPTC’s evening theatre festival for the community is also free and open to the public and is held in various locations throughout Omaha during the Conference week.

The conference is supported by the National Endowment for the Arts, Nebraska Arts Council, Nebraska Cultural Endowment and Humanities Nebraska.

Additional links:
Twitter at @gptcnebraska

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Metropolitan Community College, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, is a comprehensive, public community college that offers affordable, quality education to all residents of Dodge, Douglas, Sarpy and Washington counties. Founded in 1974, MCC has the largest enrollment out of six community colleges in Nebraska and is the second largest post-secondary institution in the state. MCC serves more than 40,000 unique credit and noncredit students.