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Creighton Production of Floyd Collins Continues Through Weekend

Creighton Production of Floyd Collins Continues Through Weekend

The Creighton University production of Floyd Collins will continue its run through this weekend at the Lied Education Center for the Arts Studio Theatre.

The musical is based on a true American cave explorer, Floyd Collins, who became trapped in Sand Cave in the winter of 1925. The musical originally premiered at the American Music Theater Festival, Philadelphia, in 1994. It has won both the Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Musical and the 1995-1996 OBIE Award for its score.

The production is being co-directed by Kevin Lawler and Amy Lane. Lane was hospitalized shortly before rehearsal began, so Lawler stepped in to take her place. Now on the road to recovery, Lane is taking back over directorial duties.

Lawler is a poet, playwright, director, designer, and actor. He is the producing artistic director of The Great Plains Theatre Conference and a co-founder of the award winning Blue Barn Theatre in Omaha.He received a best director award from the Theatre Arts Guild Awards in August.

Lane is a theater professor at the University of Nebraska Omaha and received a best comedy/drama award from the Theater Arts Guild for her role in “The Rabbit Hole”. She has starred in and directed many productions in the area.

Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and a 2 p.m. matinee on Sunday. Tickets are $15.00 for general admission, $12.00 for senior citizens, and $5.00 for Creighton students and faculty. For more information, or to request tickets, call 402.280.1448.