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Creighton University’s Black Studies Program Welcomes Omaha Filmmaker

Creighton University’s Black Studies Program presents “Blacks in Cinema and Black Theater” with Omaha native filmmaker John Beasley at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28, in room 3023 of the Mike and Josie Harper Center located at 602 N. 20th St. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Beasley is an actor and founder of the John Beasley Theater and Workshop in Omaha, that promotes live theater, especially works written by or featuring African-Americans. He is best known for his role as Irv Harper on the TV series “Everwood” and his recurring roles on “CSI,” “Millennium” and “The Pretender.” He has also starred in “The Sum of All Fears,” “the Apostle,” “The Mighty Ducks” and “The Rock,” a remake of “Walking Tall.”

He is currently starring on the sitcom “Have Faith” and will be producing “The Magician,” a biopic of Marlin Briscoe, with Barry Josephson, Doug Falconer and others.