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More Than Neighbors

More Than Neighbors, Denise Chapman’s original drama, chronicles the experiences of one North Omaha family in the years following the construction of the 75 North Highway, which dramatically divided the community.

Like many of their North Omaha neighbors, the family find themselves abruptly torn in different directions – geographically and culturally – as a huge portion of their once-thriving community is paved over and their understanding and practice of community is shifted and redefined.

This program is funded in part by Metropolitan Community College, Humanities Nebraska, the Nebraska Arts Council, and the Nebraska Cultural Endowment.

Opening Night: Friday, February 15, 7pm
Running: Thursdays – Sundays through March 3
Showtimes: Thursday – Saturday: 7pm
Sundays: 4pm

Due to the intimate size of The Union's theater, and out of respect to both the actors and other theatre patrons, ticket-holders must be in their seat promptly at the showtime listed. NO LATE SEATING will be allowed.

***As part of The Union's broad commitment to making the arts accessible to all, regardless of financial means, our theatre productions follow a Radical Hospitality ticketing model. $20 tickets can be reserved in advance at the link above, or in person at The Union during regular hours and before showtime. If this cost is prohibitive, a limited number of cost-free tickets are also available at The Union box office on a first-come-first-served basis on the day of the performance.

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MCC Preview Night

Catch More Than Neighbors in a special preview engagement at 7pm on Thursday, February 7 at Metropolitan Community College, Fort Omaha Campus (Swanson Conference Center, room 201).


Learn More . . .

In May 2018, More Than Neighbors premiered to a standing-room-only audience at 75 North’s Highlander development. Follow the links below to see some press coverage from the opening.

The Reader
Mid-America Arts Alliance

Photo Credit: Under dark daylight (entry) from photographer Zora J Murff’s series At No Point In Between. See more of Zora’s work here.)

***This program is funded in part by Metropolitan Community College, Humanities Nebraska, the Nebraska Arts Council, and the Nebraska Cultural Endowment. ***

The Union's Performing Arts program is dedicated to the development of professional theater artists and thought-provoking productions that reflect authentic and diverse narratives about experiences within the African diaspora.

Central to the program is the Performing Arts Collective (PAC), a Black theatre ensemble dedicated to exploring contemporary theatre. The Union is committed to the ensemble members’ creative growth and provides a home for them to develop their craft.


New Voices Youth Program: The youth education wing of the Performing Arts program, dedicated to instilling hope and helping young people see past their circumstances, own their voice, and envision something greater for their future. The New Voices Youth Program extends The Union’s commitment to provide free cultural programs for children living in North Omaha to include theater and performing arts  education.


For questions regarding Performing Arts programming, please contact Denise Chapman, Associate Director of Performing Arts, at denise@u-ca.org