July Metro Arts and Culture Pass Deal

Enjoy the arts with a Metro Arts and Culture Pass! If you are a season subscriber to the Omaha Community Playhouse, in the month of July, you can receive 10% off at CafĂ© Durham at the Joslyn Art Museum.

The Metro Arts and Culture Pass and features various nonprofit arts organizations around Omaha. In order to be a Metro Arts and Culture Pass member, you only must be a member or subscriber to one of the participating organizations. Every month, OCP members can enjoy a discount at a different featured Omaha arts organization.

Other participating organizations include:
Omaha Children's Museum
Omaha Performing Arts
Bemis Center
Durham Museum
Opera Omaha
El Museo Latino
The Rose
Film Streams
Nebraska Shakespeare
Joslyn Art Museum
Fontenelle Forest
The Arts Center
Ballet Nebraska
Love's Jazz and Arts Center
Lauritzen Gardens
Bluffs Arts Council
Strategic Air and Space Museum
Nebraskans for the Arts
BlueBarn Theatre
Omaha Creative Institute

Omaha Creative Institute

For more information about the Metro Arts Pass, contact the sales and community relations manager at jroberts@omahaplayhouse.com or (402) 553-4890, ext. 147.

Enron Cast Announced

Aug. 15-Sept. 14, 2014
Howard Drew Theatre
Tickets go on sale for Enron to subscribers July 29 and to the general
public Aug. 5. For more information, call (402) 553-0800.

Ken Lay                                Paul Schneider
Jeff Skilling                          Matthew Pyle
Claudia Roe                        Connie Lee
Andy Fastow                      Chris Shonka
Daughter                            Riley Perez/EmMA Johnson
Other Characters
Danielle Smith
Mary Slater
Raydell Cordell III
DeVante Jones
Lamar Brown
Josh Mullady
Jon Roberson
Jamie Lewis
Steve Hartman

The Art of Stagecraft: Jim Othuse and 40 Years at the Omaha Community Playhouse

Jim Othuse, Charles Jones and Steve Wheeldon
Shakespeare said that “all the world’s a stage,” but just how does the outside world come to be represented and imagined in a theatre setting? For the last 40 years, it has been the task of Omaha Community Playhouse’s resident scenic and lighting designer, Jim Othuse, to figure that out. As a member of the OCP staff since 1974, Othuse has designed literally hundreds of sets for the enjoyment of Omaha audiences.

This exhibition will feature more than 30 one-half inch scale set models and accompanying photographs, dating from 1974 to recent productions, including recent musicals, such as Fiddler on the Roof and Young Frankenstein. The models on display are only a small, representative number of sets that Othuse has designed for OCP.

The exhibit will open July 12, 2014 and feature "Act I," 15 set models; on Sept. 13, 2014, "Act II" will display 15 different set models that will replace the first group and run through Nov. 9, 2014.

April 2014 marked Othuse’s 40th anniversary at OCP. Othuse came to OCP in 1974 from the historic Springer Opera House in Columbus, GA with the newly hired Artistic Director Charles Jones. Since 1974, Othuse has designed hundreds of sets for OCP including shows such as Dracula, The Sound of Music, Peter Pan, The Wizard of Oz and Les MisĂ©rables.

The exhibit will be open during the Durham’s hours of operation: Sunday, 1-5 p.m., Monday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Tuesday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. and Wednesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission to the Durham is $9 for adults, $7 for seniors, $6 for children (ages 3-12) and free for members and children 2 years and younger.