2019-2020 Theatre Season!
music and lyrics by Benj Pasek & Justin Paul
book by Peter Duchan
based on the Warner Bros. film and screenplay by Bob Comfort
A hauntingly beautiful musical from the creators of Dear Evan Hansen
Oct 16-19 23-26 / Shows 7:30pm
Oct 27 / Show 2:30pm
On a long bus ride to San Francisco after returning home from the Vietnam war, a US marine has a flashback to the night before his deployment four years earlier. It was November 21, 1963, the eve of both the Kennedy assassination and America’s loss of innocence. He and his two buddies have a final night of debauchery with a contest to see who can bring the ugliest date to a party. Our marine is haunted by that night’s memory and the losses of Vietnam until he goes on a trek to reconnect with that date who teaches him about compassion, forgiveness and reconciliation.
Virginia Woolf's ORLANDO
Adapted by Sarah Ruhl
A dreamy adaptation of Virginia Woolf’s famous tale
Nov 20-23, Dec 4-7 /Shows 7:30pm
Orlando, a beautiful young nobleman goes on a magical and poetic journey between genders and across time. He begins as the favorite of Queen Elizabeth I before losing his heart to a Russian Princess. He wanders through Shakespeare’s London, the Great Frost, and Constantinople. After another love affair goes wrong, he sleeps for seven days and wakes to live again -- as a woman. She must adapt her bold male demeanor to the expectations of feminine behavior in the changing world around her -- from Victorian England to the busy department stores of the 20th century.
BLOOD AT THE ROOT
by Dominique Morisseau
in collaboration with The Union for Contemporary Art
A dramatic retelling of a real-life racial incident
Feb 19-22 Performances at UNO / Shows 7:30pm
Feb 28-Mar 1, Mar 6 & 7 Performances at the Union / Shows 7:30pm
Mar 8 Performance at the Union / Show 2:30pm
As part of its ongoing “Connection Series,” UNO Theatre collaborates with Omaha’s Union for Contemporary Art to create inspiring theatre that fosters dialogue in the community. A creative team from both organizations recounts the story of the Jena Six—a group of Black students who were initially charged with attempted murder for a school fight after being provoked with nooses hanging from a tree on campus. Join us for a theatrical conversation about justice, racial double standards, and a crisis in relations between men and women of all classes.
PETER AND THE STARCATCHER
by Rick Elice
based on the novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson
music by Wayne Barker
An inventive theatrical back story for Peter Pan
Apr 15-18, 22-25 / Shows 7:30pmA young orphan and his mates are shipped off from Victorian England to a distant island ruled by an evil King. They know nothing of the mysterious trunk in the captain’s cabin, which contains a precious, otherworldly cargo. At sea, the boys are discovered by a precocious young girl named Molly, a Starcatcher-in-training, who realizes that the trunk’s precious cargo is starstuff, a powerful celestial substance. When a group of pirates, led by the fearsome Black Stache, take over the ship, determined to claim the trunk and its treasure for their own, a thrilling adventure ensues.