‘Elephant’s Graveyard’ Next for OCP’s Alternative Programming Series

Omaha, Neb. – A staged reading of Elephant’s Graveyard will be held at the Omaha Community Playhouse as part of the Alternative Programming series Monday, February 27 at 7:30 p.m. in OCP’s Howard Drew Theatre. The showing is free and open to the public with the opportunity for donation. No tickets or reservations are necessary.

Elephant’s Graveyard is an award-winning play that tells the true story of a tragic collision between a struggling circus and a tiny town in Tennessee, which resulted in the only known lynching of an elephant. Set in September of 1916, the play combines historical fact and legend, exploring the deep-seated American craving for spectacle, violence and revenge.

Event:  Staged Reading of Elephant’s Graveyard

Credits:  Written by George Brent

Director:  Christina Rohling

Stage Manager:  Becky McMahon


The Circus

Mark Thornburg as The Ringmaster

Karlee Currin as The Trainer

Megan Ingram as The Ballet Girl

Joshua Mullady as The Tour Manager

Brian Rocha as The Strongman

Gordon Krentz as The Clown

Jeff Horger as The Drummer

The Town

Malik Fortner as The Hungry Townsperson

Nick Zadina as The Marshal

Phyllis Bonds as The Muddy Townsperson

Tom Steffes as The Preacher

Matthew Hansen as The Steam Shovel Operator

Stella Clark-Kaczmarek as The Young Townsperson

Michael Campbell as The Guitarist

The Railroad

Kim Clark-Kaczmarek as The Engineer

Show date: Monday, Feb. 27, 2017, 7:30 p.m.



Location:  Omaha Community Playhouse (6915 Cass St, Omaha, NE) in the Howard Drew Theatre

Tickets:  The showing is free and open to the public with the opportunity for donation.  No tickets or reservations are necessary.

For more information on OCP alternative programs, contact Jeff Horger at jhorger@omahaplayhouse.com or (402) 553-4890, ext. 164.