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Return to Niobrara

By Mary Kathryn Nagle

This play was workshopped and presented as a rehearsed reading in April 2018 at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts as part of New Visions/New Voices 2018.

180 years ago, Steven's great-great grandfather Chief Standing Bear stood up in court and demanded that a federal Judge recognize that Indians are "persons" under the law. Today, following an altercation where Steven is bullied at school on account of his long hair, Steven must follow in his grandfather's footsteps and speak out against his school's attempt to force him to cut his hair, and ultimately, to erase his identity. Written by Mary Kathryn Nagle (citizen of the Cherokee Nation), the play invites the audience to see the past emerging in our present, and ultimately what it means to truly stand for who we are.

Witness a thrilling drama about a historic Omaha story with this world premiere production commissioned by The Rose Theater and developed at The Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.

  • Run Dates Jan 25 - Feb 10, 2019
  • Appropriate Ages 8+
  • Duration 75 minutes
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Show dates and times

Friday, Jan. 25 at 7 pm
Saturday, Jan. 26 at 2 pm
Saturday, Jan. 26 at 5 pm
Sunday, Jan. 27 at 2 pm
Friday, Feb. 1 at 7 pm
Saturday, Feb. 2 at 2 pm* ⁂
Saturday, Feb. 2 at 5 pm**
Sunday, Feb. 3 at 2 pm
Friday, Feb. 8 at 7 pm
Saturday, Feb. 9 at 2 pm
Saturday, Feb. 9 at 5 pm
Sunday, Feb. 10 at 2 pm

Members receive FOUR
free tickets to this show!

Additional tickets can be purchased by members for $12 each. (Regularly $20.)

Non-Member Tickets available after August 1 for $20 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

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Field Trip Info

Information

Best for Grades:
  • 4th - 10th Grade
State Requirements:
  • Retelling information from narrative text
  • Making connections between characters or events in narrative and informational text, to own life or other cultures
  • Describing how people’s actions affect others
Field trip dates and times:
  • Friday, Jan. 25 at 10 am
  • Tuesday, Jan. 29 at 10 am
  • Wednesday, Jan. 30 at 10 am
  • Thursday, Jan. 31 at 1 pm
  • Friday, Feb. 1 at 10 am
  • Tuesday, Feb. 5 at 10 am
  • Wednesday, Feb. 6 at 10 am
  • Thursday, Feb. 7 at 1 pm
  • Friday, Feb. 8 at 10 am
Field Trip Pricing:
  • Teachers are FREE!
  • $5.00 Students
  • $3.75 Students on Reduced Lunch Program
  • $2.75 Students on Free Lunch Program
  • $5.00 Adult Chaperones
  • Note: Tax will be added for out-of-state groups
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The Rose is honored to be a part of the 2018 New Visions New Voices Conference at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.
Return to Niobrara was chosen as one of the plays that was featured and workshopped at the conference in April 2018.

 

Know Before You Go

Join Our Post-Performance Q&A Session!

A few minutes after the performance, our actors will conduct a Question & Answer session from the stage. It’s a wonderful opportunity to learn more about the scenery, costumes, special effects, and other aspects of the production. The actors may even have a question or two for you about the story.

Meet the Cast & Get an Autograph!

Some performers will be available after the show to say hello, pose in pictures, and sign their autographs for you. You can meet them on the mezzanine level right outside the entrance to our balcony level seats.

Accessibility

Everyone deserves a chance to experience the magic of theater. Performances are open to children and family members of all abilities. Click here to learn more about accessibility at The Rose.

Social Stories

A social story is a tool that helps individuals better understand the world around them so they can plan for a positive experience, even if they are going into an place that is unknown to them. Social stories help individuals know what to expect and what to do in unfamiliar situations by walking them through the experience. They are often used by individuals on the autism spectrum, children with sensory needs or those with other special needs. They can be very helpful for very young children anticipating their first theatrical experience. The Rose’s social stories feature photos of all areas of the theater to help children of all abilities with a step-by-step explanation of what it is like to visit The Rose, as well as answering questions they may have. Click here to access The Rose’s show-specific social stories.


Theater Location

The Rose is located in downtown Omaha at 2001 Farnam Street on the southwest corner of 20th & Farnam Streets.

Directions

From west Omaha, take I-80 East to 1-480 North and exit onto 20th Street. The Rose is located on Farnam Street, approximately three blocks south of the 20th Street exit.

Convenient Parking

Parking is available for $2 in the parking garage at 19th & Harney, courtesy of the Omaha Douglas Public Building Commission (1910 Harney St., Omaha, NE 68102).

Parking meters surrounding the theater are active from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday through Saturday, with free parking available on Sundays and holidays.

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About New Visions/New Voices

About New Visions/New Voices

New Visions/New Voices is a week-long biennial workshop/festival for playwrights and theaters to stimulate and support the creation of new plays and musicals for young audiences and families. The next New Visions/New Voices will be April 27-29, 2018.

Since its inception in 1991, the program has assisted in the development of 111 new plays, musicals, and operas from 97 playwrights and 38 composers, working with 61 U.S. and 12 international theater companies, and has received awards for exemplary service to the field from both the American Alliance for Theater and Education and the Children's Theatre Foundation of America.