UNO Theatre’s “Freakshow” to be a thrilling experience


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By Carson Kreitzer, UNO Theatre Department

The University of Nebraska at Omaha Department of Theatre presents Freakshow, a poetically gritty tale of living wonders surviving in a remarkable world. This production is directed by Dr. Cindy Melby Phaneuf.

Previews for Freakshow run Feb.25-26 with performances Feb. 27-28 and March 4-7 in the UNO Theatre, Weber Fine Arts Building, 6001 Dodge Street.

The house opens at 7 p.m. with a 7p.m. curtain for all performances. The Feb. 25 preview will also be a TAG Night Out.

At the turn of the last century, a traveling Freakshow grinds to a halt. Things are changing. The anger of being stared at, trapped and caged is at war with the comfort of knowing your place in the universe. But the growing defiance of the freaks is no act.

Will the Dog Faced Woman break her bonds from the show, collapsing the fragile bubble of sustaining interdependence?  Can the jaded Ringmaster, a profoundly broken man, find redemption through his love for the Woman With No Arms and No Legs? In this poetic, gritty world, there may only be one way out.

For tickets, visit or call the box office at 402.554.PLAY. The theatre box office is located on the first floor of UNO’s Weber Fine ArtsBuilding.

For previews, tickets are $5 for allaudiences. For performances, tickets are $15 for all audiences. Tickets are free for UNO students who present a valid UNO ID. The UNO Theatre Box Office now accepts all major credit cards.

For more information contact Mallory Freilich at or visit the UNO Theatre Facebook page at