“The Shelterbelt, simply put, is leading the way in Omaha as a true champion of (truly) new American plays.”

  -A.P. Andrews, Abby in the Summer, 2014

SEASON 25 • 2017-2018

ORIGINAL LIVES HERE.

We are Shelterbelt.  We are possibilities.  Come play with us.

Featuring the best of our local playwrights and playwrights with local roots.

July 13 - August 5, 2018

The Dairy Maid-Right
by Ellen Struve

directed by Amy Lane

       

It is summer at the Dairy Maid-Right. When co-workers and recent Pioneer High graduates, Courtney and David, encounter a child migrant, they have to try to work with and against each other to confront duty to family, the meaning of citizenship and the challenge of compassion in America’s Heartland. 

   

Featuring:  Leah Cardenas • Morgan Dobersek • Manny Oñate • Ted Lane • Dennis Stessman

   

Stage Manager: Jayma Smay • Assistant Director/Dramaturg: Vivian Parr • Assistant Stage Manager: Krista Freimuth

Set Design: Robyn Helwig • Lighting Design: Shea Saladee • Costume Design: Lora Kaup • Sound Design: Shannon Smay

Props: Rae McCreary • Producer: Beth Thompson

   

 

In the gallery:  Linda Garcia

           

 

Thursday/Friday/Saturday performances: 8pm  |  Sunday performances: 6pm (final Sunday 2pm)

October 6 - 29, 2017
RESURRECTION:
The Best of ShelterSkelter

by Rob Baker • Joe Basque

Molly Campbell • Julia Hinson  Jeremy Johnson • Daena Schweiger

Scott Working • Aaron Zavitz

 

directed by Kaitlyn McClincy, Jayma Smay and Elizabeth Thompson

 

You asked for it and we brought Shelter-Skelter back to life - the eerie, the funny, the dark and spooky! Be sure to catch this limited edition Skelter, in honor of our 25th Anniversary! We don’t know when it’ll appear again in this dimension... 

January 26-February 18, 2018

 ACROSS RHODES
 

by Amy Elizabeth Schweid

directed by Elizabeth Thompson

music direction by Jamison Figueroa

 

In a small lonely town, sits Rhodes Bar, the only place with live music for miles. Joss, a grave, young musician trailed by the phantom of her past, winds up at Rhodes and gets entranced and inspired again by Sarah — a hauntingly beautiful girl who can no longer share her music. A story of life, death, and the fear of sharing who you are with the world.

April 20-May 13, 2018

THREE TO BEAM UP

by Don X. Nguyen

directed by Roxanne Wach

 

Somewhere in the Gamma Quadrant, a distress signal calls...   Sam Wisher returns home to Riverside, IA at the urgent request of his sister. There, he discovers Jules and their father, John, have built a holodeck and John has locked himself inside for 2 weeks. Jules and Sam must rescue their father before they lose him forever.  THREE TO BEAM UP is the story of a man who believes he is the captain of a Federation Starship and the children that fight to keep his feet firmly planted on Earth. 

• For reservations: purchase online with credit card (click on

   "view  event" to choose your date) OR boxoffice@shelterbelt.org  

   OR  402-341-2757.  

 

SHOWTIMES:

   Thursday/Friday/Saturday performances: 8pm

   Sunday performances: 6pm (except final Sunday 2pm)   

 

Plays:  Thursdays |  $12

   Friday/Saturday/Sunday $20 - general  |  $15 - students,

                                                                                   seniors 65+, TAG

 

Musicals: $25 for general  |  $20 for student, senior 65+, TAG

 

 The theatre lobby opens an hour prior to curtain time.  The house

   opens for seating 30 minutes prior to curtain time.

 

 We accept cash, check or credit card at the door. Credit card    

   reservations may be made in advance at our online box office.  

 

• Beer, wine, water and soda are available for purchase and may    

   enjoyed in the theatre.

 

 We are not a full-time staffed box office.  We are all volunteers

   here.   We appreciate your patience.  If you have questions about

   your reservation, please contact:  boxoffice@shelterbelt.org

 

• All parking is street parking and we recommend you come early

   for the best options, especially if you require a closer spot.

 

 Seating is first come, first served, unless we have over 40

   reservations, and then we will create a seating chart to

   accomodate all our patrons.  If you require first row seating for

   any reason, please tell us and we will reserve seats for your party

   for that performance.  If you have a group who wants to sit  

   together and can't make one reservation, let us know and we'll

   help.  Just email boxoffice@shelterbelt.org

 

 Reservations are honored until 10 minutes prior to curtain.  If

   you're not there AND there's a waiting list, then your reservation

   may be given away at the discretion of the house manager.  

 

 Reservations cannot be guaranteed if made via email or phone

   2 hours pre-show time. 

 

 If you miss a performance you paid for, we will try to reschedule

   your reservation for another night. If  you're unable to attend,

   please email:  boxoffice@shelterbelt.org and we will convert your

   payment to a tax-deductible donation. All reservations are held

   until 10 minutes before showtime.  We are unable to offer

   refunds, unless we have cancelled a performance. 

 

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