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Year Founded:
Local Leader / Exec. Director:
Susan Clement Toberer
Main Address:
1106 S. 10th St.
Omaha, NE 68108

Red Summer

World Premiere Production
by Beaufield Berry
September 26 - October 20

In commemoration of the centenary of the Omaha race riots of 1919, BLUEBARN presents the world premiere of Beaufield Berry’s evocative account of our city’s past centered on the story of William Brown. Accused of a crime he couldn’t physically have committed, the infamous torture and lynching of this 40yr old factory worker is a stain on America’s heartland. Red Summer presents an unflinching depiction of a city on the brink of chaos and a compelling portrait of the black migrant experience, each grounded by a deeply affecting vision of Will’s life and relationships before he became a tragic headline.

History is not a burden on the memory but an illumination of the soul.

Generously sponsored by:
Vernie and Carter Jones
Jannette Davis

See event page for full list of performance dates and times.


1106 South 10th St
Omaha, NE 68108
United States


Thursday, September 26, 2019 (All day) to Sunday, October 20, 2019 (All day)