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Omaha Community Playhouse

The Founding in 1924:

Movies took over many of the theaters where road companies had performed live drama, so a group of Omahans joined others across America in the Little Theater movement. Architect Alan McDonald found time while designing the Joslyn Museum to serve as president of the new Community Playhouse and declare its purpose: “To raise the drama from a purely amusement enterprise into an educational, cultural force.” The Playhouse promised a season of good plays at a reasonable price plus the chance to participate on and off stage.