Season 35 Engagements Events

Engagement events are free and open to the public.


Throne of Blood

Community Collaboration Screening in Partnership with Film Streams

Tuesday, September 26th | 6:oopm
Location: Ruth Sokolof Theatre | 1340 Mike Fahey St, Omaha NE

Tickets Available Through Film Streams
$7 Film Streams Member | $9 Special | $12 General Admission

Please join us for a screening of Throne of Blood  followed by a post-screening panel discussion with Film Streams and BLUEBARN Theatre.

Returning to their lord’s castle, samurai warriors Washizu and Miki are waylaid by a spirit who predicts their futures. When the first part of the spirit’s prophecy comes true, Washizu’s scheming wife, Asaji, presses him to speed up the rest of the spirit’s prophecy by murdering his lord and usurping his place. Director Akira Kurosawa’s resetting of William Shakespeare’s Macbeth in feudal Japan is one of his most acclaimed films.

Thanes of Fire

A Post-Show Porchyard Bonfire
in partnership with
Nebraska Poetry Society and the Nebraska Writers Collective

Saturday, September 30th | Following the 7:30pm Performance

Join us for a very special evening in partnership with Nebraska Poetry Society and the Nebraska Writers Collective as they present four original pieces in response to the themes of Macbeth!

Featured Poets: Omni Webster, Kazmere Nicholson, Shyla Shehan, and Hannah Johnson

Shakespeare Trivia Night:
To Trivia or Not to Trivia

In Partnership with Saro Cider

Hosted by Theresa Sindelar and Bill Grennan

Wednesday, October 4th | 7pm – 9pm 
Saro Cider | 1012 S 10th St, Omaha, NE 68108

Hark! Lend thy ears and open thy hearts, for a night of merry-making awaits at our Shakespeare Trivia Night! “All the world’s a stage,” and on this night our stage (bar) shall be filled with laughter and camaraderie, as we engage in friendly rivalry. From star-cross lovers to mischievous fairies, we shall venture through the realm of the Bard’s timeless tales. Gather your wittiest comrades for the ‘game is afoot’, and only the sharpest minds shall emerge victorious. So ‘come what come may,’  ‘speak what we feel, not what we ought to say’, and embark on a night of merriment!

1st Place team: 2 single tickets for Macbeth and 1 $50 gift card to SARO Cider
2nd Place team: Surprise Prize

Art in the Blue

BLUEBARN Mammel Lobby


Curated by Jared Spence

Entangled draws its inspiration from Shakespeare’s tragic masterpiece, Macbeth. This captivating exhibition delves deep into the intricately dark realms of a tormented psyche, entwined by overwhelming guilt and paranoia. Through its art, Entangled explores the exquisitely brutal essence of a mind ensnared in its own web of emotions and consequences.

 All art proceeds go directly to participating artists.
The exhibit will be open to the public 45 mins before each performance of Macbeth and during box office hours (M-F, 10am-4pm).


Opening Reception

Sunday, September 24th | 3:00pm – 6:00pm

Join us to celebrate the opening of Entangled, the first ART IN THE BLUE exhibition of BLUEBARN’s 35th season of theatre programming: SPARK!

Pre-Show Art Chats

Sunday, October 1st | 1:30pm, before the 2:00pm show
Guest Artist: David Manzanares
Saturday, October 7th | 7:00pm, before the 7:30pm show
Guest Artist: Mark Sabaliauskas

Join us for two pre-show conversations with Entangled curator Jared Spence and guest featured artists.

“From Spark to Stage”

In-Conversation with Macbeth Costume Designer Jill Anderson

Friday, October 20th | Following the 7:30pm show

Join Director Costume Designer Jill Anderson for an inside glimpse into the creative process and the visual inspiration that sparked Macbeth to life on the BLUEBARN stage!