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Award-winning writer, performer, educator and empowerment expert Daniel Beaty brings his one-man show Emergency back to Omaha on February 27th. In the show, a slave ship emerges in front of the Statue of Liberty sending New York City into a whirlwind of emotion and exploration in this explosive solo tour de force featuring slam poetry, multi-character transformation, and song. Beaty portrays a cast of 40 characters including a homeless man, a scientist, a Republican business executive, a street vendor, and an 11-year-old boy from the projects who all respond to the unexpected phenomenon.

Through the characters’ individual comments to this surreal happening and their varied testimonies on identity and personal freedom, Emergency weaves a stirring commentary on what it is to be human and the longing to be free.

Emergency plays Omaha’s Holland Performing Arts Center on Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. Tickets priced $10 are now on sale. Tickets are $5 each for groups of 10 or more. Tickets may be purchased via TicketOmaha.com, 402-345-0606, or at the box office at 13th and Douglas Streets. Due to its thought-provoking nature, the performance is recommended for audiences ages 13 and older.