Thursday, April 14, 2011

Openings for Bauer and Shea

Hello, Omaha! Monica Bauer’s play My Occasion of Sin opens tonight at the Shelterbelt Theatre. 

My Occasion of Sin is inspired in part by real events that happened during the 1969 Omaha race riots. George, a South Omaha music store owner, tries to evolve with the rock & roll trend. Luigi, a North Omaha jazz drummer, longs to restore the Dreamland Ballroom to its former glory. Mary Margaret, a 16-year-old South Omaha girl, stages her own revolution -- in music. Vivian, a 14-year-old North Omaha girl, struggles to understand the events swirling around her, and to find her own voice.

Monica will contribute a guest blog about the experience in the coming weeks, so watch this space!
For tickets and other details: http://www.shelterbelt.org
 


Closer to home, John Shea’s play The Painter opens at Unity Church tomorrow night, so get thee to Somerville!

When an Irish-American painter and his African-American employer come face-to-face in a battle of wills, the result is a crime that will change both of them forever. Was it anger? Madness? Or something deeper?

Tickets and additional information: http://www.playsbyshea.com