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“Penguin in Your Ear” written and performed by Eliza Bent

March 1 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Watch Eliza Bent, downtown experimental New York theatre scene mainstay perform her latest stand-up adjacent work-in-progress. Brought to you by Great Plains Theatre Commons.

Eliza Bent is a playwright, performer, and artistic director of Bentertainment. As the love child between Lily Tomlin, Pee Wee Herman, and Mr. Peanut Bent’s Bentertainments include solo-ish works (Karen, I Said, Toilet Fire and Aloha, Aloha, or When I Was Queen), plays (Indeed, friend!, On a Clear Day I Can See to Elba, The Hotel Colors), adaptations (The Beyonce, She of the Voice), and hybrid affairs (Bonnie’s Last Flight, Real Talk / Kip Talk, Blue Wizard / Black Wizard, Pen Pals Meet). Bent’s shows have been developed, workshopped, commissioned, and produced at Abrons Arts Center, the New Ohio, the Atlantic Theatre, the Bushwick Starr, the Exponential Festival, and New York Theatre Workshop’s Next Door Series. Residencies: MacDowell, LMCC’s Workspace, SPACE on Ryder Farm, New Georges, Target Margin Institute Fellow, Casa Zia Lina, Berkeley Repertory Theatre’s Ground Floor, Beach64, and Pilot Balloon. As an actor Bent has performed in pint-sized New York theatres, regionally in Omaha and Louisville, and internationally with the performance ensemble Half Straddle. BA in philosophy Boston College, MFA in playwriting Brooklyn College. Bent is currently a lecturer in the Radio TV & Film department at Northwestern University.

Follow the performance with a free workshop hosted by Great Plains Theatre Commons on Saturday, March 2nd!


March 1
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Great Plains Theatre Commons
(402) 370-8259
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Benson Theatre
6054 Maple St
Omaha, NE 68104 United States
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(402) 991-4333
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