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 Tim Firth
AD Performance: Sunday April 14th at 2 PM
When Annie's husband John dies of leukemia, she and her best friend resolve to raise money for a new settee in the local hospital waiting room. They manage to persuade four other friends to pose nude with them for an alternative calendar. The news of the women's charitable venture spreads like wildfire, and hordes of press soon descend on their small village. The calendar is a success, but friendship is put to the test under the strain of their new-found fame. This hilarious and touching play is based on a true story!
The Voice of the Prairie
By John Olive
AD Performance: Sunday June 9th at 2 PM
As the play begins, an old hobo named Poppy is telling a tall tale. It is the early 1890's and roving story tellers like Poppy are the voices of the prairie. “The Voice of the Prairie celebrates a time of radio, when, before there were networks, sponsors and regulating agencies, a broadcaster could be a one-man road-show radio station. It was an age of ambition and innocence.” The New York Times. This play contains mild adult themes. We suggest PG 13.
Gilbert and Sullivan's
The Pirates of Penzance
Book and Lyrics by Sir William Schwenck Gilbert
Music by Sir Arthur Seymour Sullivan
AD Performance: Sunday August 4th at 2 PM
Set sail with this hilarious farce of sentimental pirates, bumbling policemen, dim-witted young lovers and an eccentric Major-General. Our hopeful story follows young Frederic, an orphan who has mistakenly been apprenticed to a raucous band of pirates. He disavows the pirates' way of life and tries to win over the heart of Major-General Stanley's songbird daughter, Mabel. Complications arise that may prevent the budding romance and lead to the death of 'The very model of a modern Major-General.'
Of Mice and Men
By John Steinbeck
AD Performance: Sunday September 14th at 2 PM
Based on the classic novella written by John Steinbeck, this outstanding drama tells the tale of two great friends and their struggle to live the American dream. George and Lennie have been traveling together for years, working hard to save enough for a place of their own. The two are polar opposites but care deeply about each other. When they are hired to a new job trouble begins to brew when one of the bosses’ wife becomes too interested in the infatuated Lennie…Tragic yet beautiful, Of Mice and Men is a staple of American theatre.
This is our Director’s Choice production. The play contains strong language. We suggest PG 13.
The 39 Steps
By Patrick Barlow, John Buchan
AD Performance: Sunday October 20th at 2 PM
Mix a Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel, add a dash of Monty Python and you have The 39 Steps, a fast-paced whodunit for anyone who loves the magic of theatre! This two-time Tony® Award-winning treat is packed with nonstop laughs, over 150 zany characters (played by a cast of four), an onstage plane crash, handcuffs, missing fingers, and some good old-fashioned romance!
In-Laws, Outlaws, and Other People
(That Should be Shot)
By Steve Franco
AD Performance: Sunday December 15th at 2 PM
It is 6pm and the Douglas family is busily preparing for their annual Christmas Eve dinner. After robbing a neighborhood liquor store, high strung and irritable Tony, and his dim-witted side-kick Vinny, find themselves in need of a hide-out. A comic treasure that is sure to leave you in stitches while celebrating the true meaning of Christmas.