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PlayFest 2011
Five Nights of American Theatre

TICKETS:
General admission: $15 Adults, $10 Students, Seniors, TAG and OPG members

PlayFest Pass - Admission to all five evening performances: $50 Adults, $35 Students, Seniors, TAG and OPG members

Both individual tickets and PlayFest Passes will go on sale in late April.

Sunday, May 29

7:30 P.M.
The Weber Fine Arts Building
University of Nebraska at Omaha
6001 Dodge Street

Alchemy of Desire/Dead Man’s Blues
By Caridad Svich

 

Enter into a world of ghosts, love, and war where women smoke cigars and sing to help the dead. A place where lovers search for each other across a landscape of sweat, sex, fried chicken, and whiskey. A sensuous exploration of an America caught in two wars and struggling to reconcile the visible and invisible consequences to ourselves and our country.

This production is presented in partnership
with the University of Nebraska at Omaha Department of Theatre

 

Tuesday, May 31

7:30 P.M.
Scott Recital Hall
Holland Performing Arts Center
1200 Douglas Street

Le Chat Noir

A Raucous Evening of Short Monologues and Plays
By Constance Congdon, Sibyl Kempson, David Neumann, Thomas Riccio, Timothy Siragusa, Max Sparber and Lee Wochner

Le Chat Noir (French for "The Black Cat") was a 19th-century cabaret in the bohemian Montmartre district of Paris. In its heyday it was a bustling nightclub — part artist salon, part rowdy music hall, and was famous for its Salon of Incoherent Arts and edgy comic monologues.

 

Wednesday, June 1st

7:30 P.M.
The Bow Truss Building at KANEKO 
1111 Jones Street

The Writer’s Voice
Lee Blessing, Constance Congdon, Caridad Svich, and Mac Wellman

What are the stories behind the plays that are penned by our great contemporary playwrights? Where do their ideas come from? How do they come to fruition? What are these writers struggling with now? On this evening, major American playwrights Lee Blessing, Constance Congdon and Caridad Svich will read and discuss selections from their own award winning work.


This performance is presented in partnership with KANEKO

 

Thursday, June 2nd

7:30 P.M.
The Lied Education Center for the Arts
Creighton University
2500 California Plaza

Fortinbras
By Lee Blessing

What happens after Hamlet dies in the world’s most famous play? Randy ghosts hit on the living, the Norwegian army randomly invades Europe, and the nature of what is true becomes as malleable as a senate ethics committee in this hilarious satire of power and spin that seems to be ripped straight from today’s headlines.

This performance is presented in partnership with Creighton University

 

Friday, June 3rd

7:30 P.M.
The Lied Education Center for the Arts
Creighton University
2500 California Plaza

A Walk In The Woods
By Lee Blessing

 

Nominated for a Pulitzer Prize and the Tony Award, this brilliant, wonderfully funny study of human nature follows a Russian and American nuclear arms negotiator as they meet in the woods outside of Geneva, Switzerland and struggle to find common ground while the fate of the world rests in their hands.

This performance is presented in partnership with Creighton University