RACE Plays Omaha Community Playhouse, Now thru 6/8

RACE Plays Omaha Community Playhouse, Now thru 6/8

Race opens tonight, May 9 and runs through June 8 at the Omaha Community Playhouse.

Race is the fast-paced legal thriller that tackles issues of sexual assault, gender discrimination and race. When a wealthy white man is charged with raping a black woman, he approaches a small law firm for representation. The firm's partners-one white, one black-scramble to decide if they want to represent the accused. In a riveting, red-hot cross-examination, exhilarating discoveries are made as the attorneys search for the truth...or at least a solid defense.

Contains strong language and adult situations and is intended for mature audiences.

Show dates: May 9-June 8, 2014; Thursday-Saturday, 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, 2 p.m. No performance on Saturday, May 17; added performance on Wednesday, June 4 at 7:30 p.m.

Post-show: A talk back with the cast and crew will be Friday, May 23 immediately following the performance. Post-show discussions facilitated by Peggy Jones, associate professor of Black studies at UNO, will be held after the performances on Sunday, May 25 and Sunday, June 8.

The Omaha Community Playhouse is located at Howard Drew Theatre 6915 Cass Street, Omaha, NE 68132. Tickets: At the OCP Box Office, by calling (402) 553-0800 or online at www.OmahaPlayhouse.org or www.TicketOmaha.com. Single tickets are $35 for adults and $21 for students. Groups of 12 or more are $23 for adults and $15 for students.

The Omaha Community Playhouse is supported in part by the Nebraska Arts Council, the Nebraska Cultural Endowment and the Douglas County Board of Commissioners. Established in 1924, the Omaha Community Playhouse is the largest community theatre in the United States based on memberships sold and facility size, among other factors. The organization is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit.

Pictured: Brennan Thomas as Charles Strickland, Andre McGraw as Henry Brown, Jonnique Peters as Susan and Doug Blackburn as Jack Lawson (seated). Photo by Andrew Marinkovich.

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