Tagged Chris Berger


Laughs and Cringes Abound in Farcical Production

By Scott Clark The Nerd, The Lofte Community Theatre, Sunday October 15, 2023 In his director’s introduction, before the play began, The Lofte’s Kevin Colbert gave the audience some background about The Nerd. Set in 1979, The Nerd is the first of two major literary contributions made by playwright Larry Shue, and first premiered in…


Classic Whodunit Amuses and Delights

By Sheri Berger The Mousetrap, The Lofte Community Theatre, Friday September 1, 2023 Who doesn’t love a good old-fashioned sleuthy Agatha Christie mystery with many red herrings? It’s a wonderful choice for this time of year, when autumn begins lovely colors and spooky stories start to emerge. I encourage you to read this article and…


Doublewide, Texas is a Dollop of Folksy Fun

By Andy Dillehay Doublewide, Texas, The Lofte Community Theatre, March 24, 2023 The Lofte Community Theatre kicked off its 2023 season with a heaping dose of down-home fun. Directed by The Lofte’s artistic director, Kevin Colbert, Doublewide, Texas is a fast-paced crowd pleaser. Written by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope, and Jamie Wooten, this production feels…


Still a Great Show!

By Chris Berger Stomp, The Lied Center for Performing Arts, Friday November 4, 2022, 7:30PM I saw Stomp in the early 90’s in Kansas City, MO and it was one of the first “big” shows I had ever seen. The only other “big time” touring show I had seen before this was Les Misérables about a year or so…


“Our Domestic Resurrection” – with puppets!

By Chris Berger Bread and Puppet Theatre’s The Apocalypse Defiance Circus, Hosted by Nebraska Repertory Theatre at Kimball Recital Hall at UNL, Thursday October 6, 2022 7:30PM There were going to be puppets, so of course I had to go!  This one-night performance of Bread & Puppet’s The Apocalypse Defiance Circus at The Kimball Recital…


Diary of Anne Frank Tells a Story Worth Remembering

By Sheri Berger The Diary of Anne Frank at The Lofte Community Theatre, Friday September 2, 2022 7PM Experiencing this play is a must for all ages. It’s possible that people will immediately think this play is just a sad play. While it is a drama, and it is sad, this still isn’t exactly accurate….


Totally Fun & Unexpected

By Chris Berger  Theatrix, Monday February 28, 2022 7:30PM Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa’s BASED ON A TOTALLY TRUE STORY is the latest production from Theatrix and I was surprised I’d never heard of it. A play about a comicbook writer that breaks into the movie and TV screenwriting world is something I thought I would have heard…


Make Your Way to The Way to the Way

By Chris Berger   Nebraska Repertory Theatre, Wednesday February 23, 7:30PM I have to say upfront I am a fan of Artistic Director Andy Park, his students, and what they have been doing over at The Nebraska Repertory Theatre under Executive Director Christina Kirk. I became enamored with their style and all the many productions they…

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