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P.O Box 62

15841 Manley Road

Manley, NE 68403

The Lofte Community Theatre and Born-In-A-Barn Players are dedicated to providing opportunities for all ages to participate in the creative process and to enjoy the social, artistic, and educational benefits of all art forms.

The Lofte Association, Inc. is a 501 (c) 3 corporation.
This institution is an Equal Opportunity Provider and Employer.


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Audio Description
The Lofte Community Theatre is proud to partner with Outlook Nebraska, a non-profit dedicated to positively impact everyone who is blind or visually impaired, to offer live performances with Audio Description!
"Audio description allows those with low vision to more fully enjoy live performances and events through a verbal description. A single earpiece is connected to a personal headset receiver that lets you listen to a trained audio describer verbally depict the action on stage as it happens. Only you will be able to hear the voice of the describer."
- Outlook Nebraska
Listed below are the Lofte shows and dates for scheduled Audio Description performances. If interested, please purchase your tickets AND contact the Lofte box office at 402-234-2553. This will allow us to reserve the necessary number of AD devices. 
The Lofte is proud to offer enrichment opportunities for those visually impaired!
By Norm Foster
AD Performance: Sunday, April 26th @ 2 PM

Six seemingly different stories unfold across a major city on a Friday
afternoon. As the stories unfold we see the tiny details that somehow connect each story to the next. In true Norm Foster style, Office Hours makes us laugh at our humanity. Office Hours is an unconventional race to quitting time. Mr. Foster also wrote Hilda’s Yard, the comedic hit from The Lofte’s 2018 season.

Life With Father
By Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse
AD Performance: Sunday, June 7th @ 2 PM

Life With Father is the tale of an epic struggle to have father baptized. The story involves father and wife, Vinnie, along with their young sons, relatives, and friends. The 1939 product on Broadway ran for over seven years and still holds the record of longest-running non-musical play. (The play contains mild adult themes. We suggest PG 13.)

Book by Michael Stewart
Music & Lyrics by Jerry Herman
AD Performance: Sunday, July 26th @ 2 PM

HELLO, DOLLY!, bursts with humor, romance, high-energy dancing, and some of the greatest songs in musical theater history. This musical details the exploits of Dolly Gallagher-Levi and is certain to thrill and entertain you. Dolly is a turn-of-the-century matchmaker and “woman who arranges things” and finds herself in many romantic and comedic escapades. The show’s memorable songs include “Put On Your Sunday Clothes”, “Before the Parade Passes By”, “Hello, Dolly!”, and “It Only Takes a Moment”.

Becky's New Car
By Steven Dietz
AD Performance: Sunday, September 13th @ 2 PM

We find Becky Foster stuck in middle age, middle management at a car dealership, and a middling marriage—with no prospects for change on the horizon. That is until one night when inept millionaire stumbles into the dealership where she works. Becky is offered nothing short of a new life...and the audience is offered a chance to ride shotgun! The Lofte’s Director’s Choice of 2020 is a devious and delightful romp down the road not taken.
(The play contains strong language. We suggest PG 13.)

Do Black Patent Leather Shoes Really Reflect Up?

Book by John R. Powers
Music & Lyrics by James Quinn and Alaric Jans

AD Performance: Sunday, October 18th @ 2 PM

We find ourselves following eight children through their Catholic elementary and high school education in the 1950s. This charming musical showcases the funniest parts of youthful growing pains and trying moments of adolescence. Each humorous number is sure to delight anyone who attended school, public or private.

A Dickens Christmas Carol

By Mark Landon Smith

AD Performance: Sunday, December 13th @ 2 PM

The Styckes-Upon-Thump Repertory Theatre Company, a stuffy traveling troupe from England, has embarked on its “fifteenth annual farewell tour” of the classic Dickens tale. Mayhem ensues as the professional company attempts to keep the show going as everything that could go wrong does go wrong, to hilarious, absurd results.