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The BLUEBARN Theatre is proud to present Walk the Night:  Visions of Shadows.  The next installment of its immersive event series is located at ConAgra Food’s Headquarters, Building 1, located at 908 ConAgra Drive.

Walk the Night creator, Spencer Williams, directs with choreographers Kat Fackler and Stephanie Huettner (TBD Dance Collective).  Techinical, set, and lighting design by Homero Vela.  Set dressing by Lucia Milone.  Costumes by Jenny Pool.  Properties design by Joy Marshall.  Puppetry design by Miles Taber.  Sound design by Andrew Heringer (Chop Shop Records) featuring songs by Azure Ray (Saddle Creek Records).

Shows run Sept 28-Oct 29 with performances Wed-Sat at 7pm and again at 8:30pm.  Preshow begins at 6:30pm and 8:15pm.  Tickets for Walk the Night:  Visions of Shadows are $20 for a 1 part performance and $35 for both performances each night.

Walk the Night:  Visions of Shadows is generously sponsored by Lincoln Charitable Trust and Rea Charitable Trust.  Location provided by ConAgra.

About Walk the Night:  Visions of Shadows

Based on William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. . .Five missing people—four from decades past and one recent.  Weeks ago, local celebrity, Omaha’s Jon Purcell, began acting strangely while researching the original Missing Persons cases of four well-known, quarreling lovers from years gone by.  Then he, himself, vanished.  The answer lies in a Floating Festival that appears and disappears yearly—never in the same place, never at the same time.

Audiences attend this very festival, found this year in ConAgra Building 1, at the Omaha headquarters of ConAgra Foods.  See live performing animals, puppets that come to life, feats of movement, and mysteries revealed before your eyes.  Follow whom you will.  See what you can.

Featuring music by April Faith-Sakler, Azure Ray (Saddle Creek Records), and Andrew Heringer (Chop Shop Records).

About the Format for Walk the Night:  Visions of Shadows

The events occur in real time throughout the ConAgra campus.  There are no set theatre seats.  Guests are free to explore and follow any of the 18 stories as they happen.  Masks are required and provided at the door.  Comfortable footwear is recommended.

About the Ensemble of Walk the Night:  Visions of Shadows

Walk the Night:  Visions of Shadows features a diverse cast playing counter to traditional type.  Among them are returning company members Aaron Ellis, Raydell Cordell III, John Hatcher, and Matthew Karasek.  Other include Jessica Thigpen, Stephanie Huettner, Kat Fackler (TBD Dance Collective), Caulene Hudson, Anna Jordan, Jonathan Purcell, Kelsi Weston, Joy Marshall, JaTaun Markel Pratt, Alyc Gabrielle-Beasely, Dulcie Mueller, Shawn Newburn, Eric Lawson, Malik Deshon Fortner, and Lena Lucia Elliott.

About the BLUEBARN Theatre

The BLUEBARN Theatre has been bringing professionally produced plays to area audiences since 1989.  Since its inception, BLUEBARN has produced over 100 plays and has established itself as Omaha’s professional contemporary theatre company.  Striving to bring artistically significant scripts and professional production values to Omaha and the surrounding region, BLUEBARN is known for high-quality entertainment and the fearless pursuit of stories that challenge both theatre artists and patrons.

 

Blue Barn Announces Season 28: Identity

BLUEBARN THEATRE introduces Season 28: Identity

The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui by Bertolt Brecht (September 22 – October 16, 2016)

Described by Brecht as ‘a gangster play that would recall certain events familiar to us all’, Arturo Ui is a witty and savage satire of the rise of Hitler – recast by Brecht into a fictional, small-time Chicago gangster’s takeover of the city’s greengrocery trade in the 1930s. The satirical allegory combines Brecht’s Epic style of theatre with black comedy and overt moralism. Using a wide range of parody and spoof – from Al Capone to Shakespeare’s Richard III and Goethe’s Faust-Brecht’s compelling parable continues to have relevance wherever totalitarianism appears today.

The Ultimate Christmas Show (Abridged) by Austin Taylor and Austin Tichenor (November 25-December 19, 2016)

Welcome to the Annual Holiday Variety Show and Christmas Pageant at St. Everybody’s Non-Denominational Universalist Church, where all faiths are welcome because we’ll believe anything. But there’s a problem: none of the acts scheduled to perform have arrived, so three members are pressed into service to perform the entire Variety Show and Christmas Pageant by themselves. An irreverent yet heartwarming trip through the holidays, The Ultimate Christmas Show (Abridged) is festive and funny as these Three Wise Guys send up and celebrate our favorite holiday traditions.

Hir by Taylor Mac (February 2-26, 2017)

Somewhere in the suburbs, Isaac has returned from the wars to help take care of his ailing father, only to discover a household in revolt. The insurgent: his mom. Liberated from an oppressive marriage, with Isaac’s newly out transgender sibling as her ally, she’s on a crusade to dismantle the patriarchy. But in Taylor Mac’s sly, subversive comedy, annihilating the past doesn’t always free you from it.

Silent Sky by Lauren Gunderson (March 23-April 15, 2017)

A new play about Henrietta Swan Leavitt and the real women “computers” working at Harvard Observatory at the dawn of modern astronomy. In this exquisite blend of science, history, family ties, and fragile love, a passionate young woman must map her own passage through a society unaccustomed to strong women in a man’s world. A celestial romance and true story of discovery.

Priscilla, Queen of the Desert–The Musical by Stephan Elliott and Allan Scott (May 19-July 1, 2017)

Based on the smash-hit movie, Priscilla is the heartwarming, uplifting adventure of three friends, Tick, Bernadette, and Adam, a glamorous Sydney-based performing trio who agree to take their show to the middle of the Australian outback. They hop aboard a battered old bus “Priscilla,” searching for love and friendship and end up finding more than they could have ever dreamed of.

Featuring a hit parade of dancefloor favorites including “It’s Raining Men,” “I Will Survive,” “Hot Stuff,” “Finally,” “Boogie Wonderland,” “Go West,” “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun,” and “I Love The Nightlife,” this wildly fresh and funny musical is a journey to the heart of FABULOUS!

OUT OF THE BLUE, a Special Event series:  WALK THE NIGHT: Blue Barn’s immersive theatre event returns for its third installment, with a unique adaptation of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Five missing person’s cases (4 decades old, 1 recent); forbidden loves, swallowed by the unknown; secrets answered within a nomadic, mid-night festival. Location to be announced.

About The BLUEBARN Theatre

The BLUEBARN Theatre has been bringing professionally-produced plays to area audiences since 1989. Since its inception, BLUEBARN has produced over 100 plays and has established itself as Omaha’s professional contemporary theatre company. Striving to bring artistically significant scripts and professional production values to Omaha and the surrounding region, BLUEBARN is known for high-quality entertainment and the fearless pursuit of stories that challenge both theatre artists and patrons.

To Sleep, Perchance to Walk the Night

BLUEBARN Theatre Announces auditions for WALK THE NIGHT PART III!

The BLUEBARN Theatre will hold auditions for the immersive theatrical event, Walk the Night:  Visions of Shadows adapted from William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

Auditions will be Saturday, June 11th from 11:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Sunday, June 12th from 12:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m. at BLUEBARN’s current location, 1106 S. 10th Street (10th & Pacific Streets).

Auditions will be by appointment. To schedule an audition time, please email omahawalkthenight@gmail.com. Time slots will generally last an hour. Walk-ins are welcome but subject to scheduling.

Those auditioning should prepare a classic monologue or text (preferred but not required) and should come dressed ready for a movement portion of the audition.

Rehearsals will begin in September 2016; Performances will run Wednesday – Saturday October 2016.  Walk the Night is seeking performers who are comfortable with audiences much closer to them than the stage and are able to sustain a lengthy performance without leaving audience presence. All ethnicities are encouraged to audition. For more detailed character breakdown or additional information, please email omahawalkthenight@gmail.com.

About The BLUEBARN Theatre

The BLUEBARN Theatre has been bringing professionally-produced plays to area audiences since 1989. Striving to bring artistically significant scripts and professional production values to Omaha and the surrounding region, BLUEBARN is known for high-quality entertainment and the fearless pursuit of stories that challenge both theatre artists and patrons.