2017-2018 Season2018-06-05T00:02:03+00:00

BENT

by Martin Sherman

RUN DATES:
August 24 – September 17, 2017

DIRECTED BY:
Joshua Mullady

PRODUCED BY:
Todd Brooks and Michal Simpson

In 1993, this was the show that started SNAP! Productions. Set in 1934 Berlin on the eve of the Nazi incursion, Max, a grifter, and his lover Rudy are recovering from a night of debauchery with a SA trooper. This set off a series of events the get them taken to a death camp at Dachau. Branded with the “pink triangle”, they hope to survive with each other for comfort and courage.

Christmas with the Crawfords

by Richard Winchester, Mark Sargent & Wayne Buidens

RUN DATES:
November 16 – December 10, 2017

DIRECTED BY:
Michal Simpson

PRODUCED BY:
Todd Brooks

Yes, she’s back! Wire hanger included. It’s going to be Christmas with the Crawfords all over again. The campy comedy, which takes place during a holiday broadcast led by actress Joan Crawford and gossip goddess Hedda Hopper in the former’s home, played to packed houses the first seven times she visited SNAP! Productions.

Elegies for Angels, Punk and Raging Queens

Book and Lyrics by Bill Russell, Music by Janet Hood

RUN DATES:
March 8 – April 1, 2018

This show rocked the SNAP! stage in 1999. A celebration of lives lost to AIDS told in free verse monologues with a blues, jazz and rock score.

Lazarus Syndrome

by Bruce Ward

RUN DATES:
May 31 – June 24, 2018

 

Elliott has spent most of his adult life as a person living with AIDS. He struggles with the emotional toll of Lazarus Syndrome. A quiet evening is suddenly interrupted with the unexpected arrival of his brother and father, who arrive carrying Manischewitz, homemade matzo ball soup and family baggage.

Once On This Island

RUN DATES:
June 28 – July 1, 2018

Once On This Island tells the story of Ti Moune, a peasant girl who falls in love with a grand homme, Daniel Beauxhomme – a story of life, pain, love, grief, faith, and hope. In this story, four gods – Asaka: Mother of the Earth, Agwé: god of Water, Erulie: goddess of Love, and Papa Ge: demon of Death, rule an island known as the Jewel of the Antilles where poor peasants worship them. The peasants, “black as night”, live on one side of the island, and the grands hommes, lighter-skinned descendants of the original French planters and their slaves, live on the other. This collaborative production features actors from the Omaha theatre community and students from South High Magnet School.