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Sarah Lynn Brown has put together a non-traditional adaptation of Shakespeare’s most complex political villain, Richard III, which will be presented by an ensemble of three actors- all of whom share the title role among them. The show is called R3³ and it is at BLUEBARN Theatre right now.

Sarah took the time to chat with Mike Hogan on the “Live & Local” program about how she wrote the show and the great performers she directs in it.  The show can be seen live or streamed in the comfort of your own home.

More information can be found at http://bluebarn.org/

The Bluebarn Theatre wants you to know you are invited to a celebration.  A celebration of time, gratitude, our childhoods, and the million miracles at work in the world in every single moment.  There will be pictures.  There will be music.  Gifts.  Wonder.  Grief.  Rebirth.  From Will Eno, author of the BLUEBARN’s productions of Thom Pain and Gnit, comes an extraordinary, strange and beautiful experience that wakes up the big questions, and awakens us to one another with sly humor, compassion, and grace. 

P.S. There will be cake.

Wakey, Wakey opens on January 30th and runs through February 23rd, 2020.  Director Barry Carmen joins Mike Hogan "Live & Local" to discuss the production and the importance of celebration.  And there really will be cake!

More information can be found at http://bluebarn.org/tickets/

Gathering in reconciliation for Will Brown and The Red Summer

Oct 16, 2019
Emily Chen-Newton

Last September marked 100 years since the lynching of Will Brown; Omaha’s connection to the 1919 national tragedy known as “The Red Summer”, when the US convulsed with violence boiling over from long-simmering racial tensions resulting in lynchings and riots nation wide. Last month also saw the world premiere of Red Summer at Blue Barn Theatre. Located just a few city-blocks away from the site of Will Brown’s murder, the play tells his story.

The World Premiere Production of "Red Summer" opens tonight at the Bluebarn Theatre.  Beaufield Berry, who is the playwright, stops by the KIOS-FM studios to chat with Mike Hogan "Live & Local" about her new show.

"RED SUMMER" is presented in commemoration of the centenary of the Omaha race riots of 1919.  This  evocative account of our city’s past centered on the story of William Brown.

Accused of a crime he couldn’t physically have committed, the infamous torture and lynching of this 40 year old factory worker is a stain on America’s heartland.  "Red Summer" presents an unflinching depiction of a city on the brink of chaos and a compelling portrait of the black migrant experience, each grounded by a deeply affecting vision of Will’s life and relationships before he became a tragic headline.

More information can be found at http://bluebarn.org/tickets/

The Bluebarn Theatre brings in a 2016 Obie Award Winning production which opens May 16th and runs for a month.  The Woodsman features Omaha actors working directly with the award winning production team from New York to make a magical night at the theatre.

Based on the forgotten writings of L. Frank Baum, The Woodsman tells the origin story of the Tin Man from the Wonderful Wizard of Oz. This hauntingly beautiful love story is told through original music, physical storytelling, and innovative puppetry.  Members of Strangemen Theatre Company re-create their Obie Award-winning experience with an ensemble of Omaha professionals.  Follow ‘Nick Chopper’ on a magical adventure filled with dangers and wonders that are breathtaking to behold.

Directors Claire Karpen and James Ortiz join Mike Hogan "Live & Local" to discuss the production, the magic, and the joy of doing this show.  Movement Director Will Gallacher and Puppet Master Amanda A. Lederer are also present in the studio. 

More information can be found at http://bluebarn.org/