BURN THIS

When
Nov 8 2020 - 2:00pm

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About this event
Description: 
OmniArts Nebraska is opening its ninth season of productions with the provocative drama, Burn This by Lanford Wilson. This electrifying play shows the tension that erupts when people from different worlds collide. The show is a penetrating exposition of four violently opposing characters that are scrambling to regain control over their lives. The place is a Manhattan loft shared by Anna, a dancer-choreographer, and her two gay roommates—her collaborator, Robbie, who has just been killed in a freak boating accident, and Larry, a world-weary, caustically funny young advertising executive. As the play begins, Anna is recovering from attending Robbie ’s funeral, comforted by her wealthy, well-meaning boyfriend, Burton, a sci-fi screenwriter whose persistent proposals of marriage Anna finds herself unable to accept. Then, with sudden, unexpected explosiveness, Robbie ’s older brother, Pale, bursts on the scene. He has come to collect his brother’s belongings—but stays on to transform the action of the play and the lives of those in it. Menacing, profane, dangerous, and yet oddly sensitive, Pale is both terrifying and fascinating and, in the end, the one who brings to Anna the unsettling but compelling love that, despite her fears and doubts, she cannot turn away. The production features Sarah Zulkoski as Anna, Max Antoine as Burton, Michael Booton as Larry, and Jean-Paul Zuhur as Pale. Burn This is directed by Dustin Witte, who is also the production designer. Burn This is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York. In response to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the Lied Center has implemented new health and safety measures, are following UNL and State of Nebraska health guidelines, and are doing everything in their power to protect the health and safety of patrons, artists, volunteers, and staff. The goal of the new measures is to provide the best possible experience to our audience. Please visit the Lied Center's COVID-19 updates page for more information on what to expect. Tickets are available through the Lied Center for Performing Arts Ticket Office, (402) 472-4747, or online at www.liedcenter.org. General Admission: $18, Seniors: $14 (all fees apply). Additional discounts are available for students and OLLI members.
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Website: 
omniartsnebraska.org
Location
Lied Center Johnny Carson Theater
11th n QSt
Lincoln, NE 68508
United States
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