Out of the Blue Special Event
in partnership with Nebraskans Against Gun Violence
as part of a national campaign of theater activism against gun violence

by Lauren Gunderson
Friday, April 20th @ 6:30

Performed by Kim Jubenville

After the performance

Amanda Gailey and Melody Vacarro of Nebraskans Against Gun Violence, will lead a conversation on gun violence in Nebraska.

Tickets are available for a Suggested Donation of $25 on Eventbrite at:
Proceeds to benefit NAGV

About the play

Based on Hamlet’s “To be or not to be” speech, NATURAL SHOCKS is a 65-minute, one-woman tour-de-force play that bursts to life when we meet a woman waiting out an imminent tornado in her basement. Her story—and the secret she reveals—puts the reality of guns in America front and center.
NATURAL SHOCKS is part confessional, part stand-up, and part reckoning.

About the Project

This is a national campaign of theater activism against gun violence. Lauren Gunderson is making her new play NATURAL SHOCKS available for regional and community theaters, colleges, and high schools to produce readings the weekend of April 20, 2018, the 19th anniversary of Columbine and the day of the National School Walkout. She is waving royalties for these readings and in exchange asks that events raise money to address gun violence.

Visit www.naturalshocks.org to learn more about this national event for gun safety.
Visit www.nebraskansagainstgunviolence.org to learn more about their mission and impact.

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Wyeth/Nureyev Exhibit

March 20th through April 20th

With permission from the artist, a selection of 13 full-scale reproductions of Jamie Wyeth’s studies and portraits of Rudolf Nureyev will be on display in the Mammel Lobby. These works span some 30 years of work, including Wyeth’s posthumous meditations on the dancer.

The Mammel Lobby opens at 6:45pm on performance dates.
The exhibit is open to the public 11-4 M-F by appointment.

Above: Mort de Noureev, 2001; ©2002, The Wyeth Foundation

The First Dance Showcase

An Out of the Blue Special Event • Sunday, April 8th @ 6pm

Choreographers from across Omaha will present pieces inspired by Nureyev’s Eyes. In the play, Nureyev imagines the ‘first dance’ ever created. Eight new or existing works will explore variations on this theme.

Featured choreographers: Kelly Holcombe Hanneman, Juliette Henning, Stepanie Huettner, Nichol Mason-Lazenby, Allyson Pfortmiller, Laura Sedivy, Brittany Steinger, and Michelle Strong.

Featured performers: Alison Ball, Annie Barton, Erin Brandt, Dominic Brown, Kendall Cameranesi, Kyan Doubet, Kara Gillmore, Stephanie Huettner, Jaeden Johnson, Erin Kouba, Nichol Mason-Lazenby, Phoebe Perry, Allyson Pfortmiller, Maria F. Reyes, Alyssa Rivera, Amanda Sealock, Scott Shinbara, Brittany Steinger, Kayla Strahan, and Michelle Strong

Doors at 5:30. Open to the Public. No reservations necessary. A suggested donation of $10-25 is encouraged. Proceeds will go to the artists.
Above: Profile, in Fur, Nureyev; 1977 © 2002 The Wyeth Foundation

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Nureyev’s Eyes offers close look at friendship
Strong leads elevate Blue Barn show about an artist and the dancer he paints

Review by Betsie Freeman, Omaha World Herald

Nureyev’s Eyes Premieres at BLUEBARN

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