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Dec. 19

Dec. 18, 2019


Derek Rayment
Public + Media Relations Manager

Chicago theatre troupe to hold performances, workshops at MCC

OMAHA, Neb. — Metropolitan Community College will celebrate the 500-year-old theatrical tradition of Commedia dell’Arte by hosting the Laughing Stock Theatre of Chicago for a weekend of workshops and performance.

The theatre troupe will give live performances of its original work, "Dottore's Lab, or The One Where They Plot a Heist,” on Friday, Jan. 17 at 8 p.m. at the Institute for the Culinary Arts Swanson Conference Center located on the Fort Omaha Campus, 32nd Street and Sorenson Parkway. This event is free and open to the public.

Those interested in learning about Commedia dell'Arte can enroll in a workshop with the Chicago troupe on Saturday, Jan. 18 at the Swanson Conference Center at 10 a.m. The workshop will result in a free public performance on Sunday, Jan. 19 at 1 p.m.

To register for the workshop, or to learn more, email Scott Working at


Metropolitan Community College, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, is a comprehensive, public community college that offers affordable, quality education to all residents of Dodge, Douglas, Sarpy and Washington counties. Founded in 1974, MCC has the largest enrollment out of six community colleges in Nebraska and is the second largest post-secondary institution in the state. MCC serves more than 40,000 unique credit and noncredit students.