Theatre Preview: Real siblings play brother and sister in ‘In The Bones’

Betsie Freeman / Omaha World Herald The last time Eric and Corie Grant-Leanna were in a play together, she was in fifth grade and he was a high school freshman. Now the siblings are adults — Eric is 31 and Corie is 28. He’s a chemist and she’s a construction engineer. And for the second [...]

By | 2016-10-26T04:24:22+00:00 August 20th, 2015|Production Previews|0 Comments

Theatre Preview: Family ties rock the boat in SNAP’s production of ‘Harbor’

Bob Fischbach / Omaha World Herald Snuggled in the Hamptons of east Long Island, Kevin and his husband, Ted, have what looks like a cushy, harmonious life in Sag Harbor, New York. But then in “Harbor,” playwright Chad Beguelin’s biting adult comedy that SNAP Productions opens tonight, Kevin’s badly behaved sister and her teen daughter [...]

By | 2015-03-19T04:05:33+00:00 March 5th, 2015|Production Previews|0 Comments

Theatre Preview: Don’t Sweat the Literary References in ‘Vanya and Sonia’

Bob Fischbach / Omaha World Herald Don’t worry about those references to literary great Anton Chekhov in the script of “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike.” You can follow the story just fine without them. That’s the word from Daena Schweiger, who’s directing the 2013 best-play Tony winner for SNAP Productions. The four-weekend run [...]

By | 2015-03-19T04:07:09+00:00 November 13th, 2014|Production Previews|0 Comments

Theatre Preview: Race, intolerance, and a play within a play

Bob Fischbach / Omaha World Herald A play within a play often appeals to theater types. It features actors playing actors, after all, and peeking behind a rehearsal curtain can be appealing. Noah Diaz appeared last March in a staged reading of Jackie Sibblies Drury's "We Are Proud to Present a Presentation About the Herero [...]

By | 2016-10-26T04:24:27+00:00 August 21st, 2014|Production Previews|0 Comments

Theatre Preview: ‘Voices From the Closet’ at SNAP / Shelterbelt

Bob Fischbach / Omaha World Herald “Voices From the Closet,” an evening of eight monologues in which gay characters talk about the decision to hide or reveal an important part of who they are, had a long incubation period before its SNAP Productions opening tonight. Omaha author Daena Schweiger was initially intrigued by 2010 headlines [...]

By | 2016-10-26T04:24:27+00:00 May 29th, 2014|Production Previews|0 Comments