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Omaha Community Playhouse offers unique take on pipelines

Posted at 5:19 PM, Aug 29, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-30 11:03:00-04

They've been in the headlines for years, the proposed Dakota Access and Keystone Pipelines, now, a different take has taken center stage at the Omaha Community Playhouse. 

This weekend, an original play entitled 'Eminent Domain' will premiere at the Community Playhouse. The script is the first script playwright Laura Leininger-Campbell wrote and was one of 54 honorees as a finalist at last year's Eugene O'Neill National Playwriting Competition. There were about 1,500 entries. 

"When you look at what these families have done and they have been doing this for seven years and have spent all this time going to hearings and making sure that people get educated about the issue, and I wanted to write a little bit about that," Leininger-Campbell said. 

And while you can't help but notice the political similarities, this new playwright says its not about that. It's about capturing the heart of Nebraskans. 

"Even though we have a lot of differences between how our beliefs are structured and how our political beliefs might be, we all still have to come together for Sunday dinner," Leininger-Campbell said. "We all still have to spend time together as a family despite our differences"