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2013.02.07 > For Immediate Release
contact: Charley Reed - University Relations
phone: 402.554.2129 - email: cdreed@unomaha.edu

UNO Theatre Features Female Playwrights in Upcoming Productions

Omaha - The University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) Department of Theatre presents ‘The UNO Theatre Play Festival’: three weeks of theatre featuring the work of two contemporary American female playwrights.

The productions include the regional premiere of “Or,” by Liz Duffy Adams and the world premiere of “The Archaeology of Dreams” by Caridad Svich. “Or,” is directed by Sarah Fogarty Campbell and “The Archaeology of Dreams” is directed by Thais Flaitt Giannoccaro.

Dates for the shows are as follows:

"Or"
Tuesday, Feb. 12 (Preview) through Saturday, Feb. 16
Wednesday, Feb. 27
Friday, March 1

"Archeology of Dreams"
Tuesday, Feb. 19 (Preview) through Saturday, Feb. 23
Thursday, Feb. 28
Saturday, March 2

All previews and performances will be held in the UNO Theatre, located in the Weber Fine Arts Building, (WFAB) on the UNO Dodge Street Campus. The house opens at 7 p.m. with a 7:30 p.m. curtain for all performances. The previews on Wednesday, February 13 and 19 will be a TAG Night Out.

“Or,” is a hysterical, historical comedy about Restoration playwright Aphra Behn, the first professional female playwright, as she strives to pen her first hit after breaking free from working as a spy for King Charles II. Part historical fact, part delightful anecdote, this play seamlessly weaves together past and present, entertaining audiences with sharp wit and lots of kissing.

“The Archaeology of Dreams” takes audiences back in time 50 years, to 1963. The year John F. Kennedy was assassinated and the Good Humor Man still traversed neighborhoods in hopes of satiating a child’s sweet tooth. Caridad Svich’s play will arouse nostalgia and humor with the reimagining of 1960s icons like Jackie Kennedy, Bob Dylan, John Lennon, and many others.

For tickets visit www.unomaha.edu/unotheatre or call the box office at 402.554.PLAY. The box office is located on the WFAB first floor and is currently taking requests for tickets.

For previews, tickets are $5 for general admission. For performances, tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for seniors/military/faculty/staff. Tickets are always free for all UNO students with a MavCard and $5 for all other students who present a valid school ID. The UNO Theatre Box Office now accepts all major credit cards.

Note: Both plays are suggested for mature audiences. Visit our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/unotheatre. For more information contact Sarah Fogarty Campbell at uno.theatre.publicity@gmail.com.


Anna Jordan (Witness/Press) from "The Archaeology of Dreams" and "Elizabeth Nye" (Aphra Behn) from Or,

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