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Popularity Coach

By Rose Playwright-in-Residence Brian Guehring

Parents and teachers always say “popularity doesn’t matter,” but for grade schoolers Cooper and Mia, it sure seems to be important. Cooper is just not like the sports-playing, superhero-loving boys in his class. Mia also finds it challenging to be friends with her female classmates. When a popular 7th grader named Blake offers to be their Popularity Coach (for a low, low price) Cooper and Mia sign up, hoping maybe they’ll finally figure out how to win friends. But will Blake’s slick lessons on “How To Be Popular” make matters better...or worse?

Playwright-in-residence Brian Guehring’s world-premiere play has already received national recognition via NYU’s New Plays For Young Audiences. It offers a humorous look at a heavy dilemma for young people everywhere: How do you find your way among your peers and yet stay true to who you are?

  • Run Dates OCT. 7 – 23, 2022
  • Appropriate Ages All Ages
  • Duration 70 minutes
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Show dates and times

Friday, Oct. 7, 2022 at 7 pm
Saturday, Oct. 8, 2022 at 2 pm
Saturday, Oct. 8, 2022 at 5:30 pm
Sunday, Oct. 9, 2022 at 2 pm
Friday, Oct. 14, 2022 at 7 pm
Saturday, Oct. 15, 2022 at 2 pm † ⁂
Saturday, Oct. 15, 2022 at 5:30 pm*
Sunday, Oct. 16, 2022 at 2 pm
Friday, Oct. 21, 2022 at 7 pm
Saturday, Oct. 22, 2022 at 2 pm
Saturday, Oct. 22, 2022 at 5:30 pm
Sunday, Oct. 23, 2022 at 2 pm

Members receive FOUR free tickets to this show!

Additional tickets can be purchased by members for $17 each. (Regularly $25.)

Non-Member Tickets available after August 1 for $25 each.

Reservations Required. CALL 402.345.4849 or click the “Purchase Tickets” button above. (Members may now reserve their free member tickets online.)


Ticket Information

Show tickets are available at Will Call, if not picked up earlier. Lobby doors will open 45 minutes prior to the show. Tickets that have not been claimed five minutes prior to the show may be released or sold.

† ASL interpretation for the deaf and hard of hearing is provided
** Sensory-friendly show
⁂ Audio description services for the blind are provided