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the desert

by Thomas Gjere

directed by Beth Thompson

Tuesday, January 21, 2020 • 7 PM

Metropolitan Community College, Fort Omaha Campus, 5300 N 30th St., Building 10, Room 110
Building 10 is on the north end of the campus. The staged reading is open to the public, and Shelterbelt will have a donation box.

A sleepless night passes as sirens shriek and a downpour turns the streets to rivers. An Air Force Sergeant

answers a knock at his door to find a terrified girl seeking shelter from more than just a storm.

the desert is a story about guilt, chance, choice, and finding light when the storms rage both inside and out.

The cast features Laura Campbell, Chloe Irwin, Kim Jubenville, Mike Palmreuter, and Carrie Beth Stickrod.

As Omaha’s home for new plays, Shelterbelt is pleased partner with the Metropolitan Community College Theater Department for this year's Before The Boards Reading Series. The series gives the audience a chance to be a part of the page to stage experience on the ground floor: hear the reading of a new play, participate in a talkback with the playwright and give written feedback - all providing invaluable information to a playwright creating a new play. 


We are currently accepting script submissions from local (Nebraska/Iowa) playwrights.  Playwrights must be able to attend the staged reading and post-reading feedback session.  Please see our Submissions page for all the deets.  

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