“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
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
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.
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