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'The Blues of Knowing Why'

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The Union For Contemporary Art

2423 North 24th Street

Omaha, NE 68110

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The Union for Contemporary Art's Performing Arts Program continues its partnership with the Great Plains Theatre Conference, presenting Christopher Maly’s original play The Blues of Knowing Why. Opening on May 31, this griping historical drama, directed by Denise Chapman and set in North Omaha, commemorates the 50th anniversary of a tragic moment which impacted a community for years.

On June 26th, 1969, 14-year-old Vivian Strong was killed by an Omaha Police officer. Her death divided a community and created a fracture that has never been resolved. In The Blues of Knowing Why, Maly conducted interviews with friends and family of Vivian Strong, members of the media, and members of social resistance organizations to provide a community’s account of Vivian’s short life and the timeless magnitude of her death.

This production of The Blues of Knowing Why has been made possible through our partnership with the Great Plains Theatre Conference. As with all of this year's PlayFest performances, all shows are free and open to the public.

**Please enter through the doors on the northwest corner of The Union for refreshments before the performance.

**Due to the intimate size of The Union's theater, and out of respect to both the actors and other theatre patrons, ticket-holders must be in their seat promptly at the showtime listed. No late seating will be allowed.


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