Omaha Community Playhouse to host a Red Cross blood drive during run of Evil Dead: The Musical

March 7, 2013

OMAHA, Neb. – The Omaha Community Playhouse’s production of Evil Dead: The Musical features flying body parts, singing and dancing zombies and a lot of fake blood. Because it is such a bloody good time, the Omaha Community Playhouse is partnering with the American Red Cross to host a blood drive during the show’s run.

Evil Dead: The Musical was a fun and natural fit to host a blood drive with the large amounts of fake blood we use in the show,” said Lora Kaup, Omaha Community Playhouse director of sales and events. “Omaha Community Playhouse is dedicated to being present in Omaha through our many community partners, and this blood drive is a chance to have fun and make an impact beyond just an amazing time at the theatre.”

Evil Dead: The Musical blood drive
Wednesday, March 13 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Omaha Community Playhouse, 6915 Cass St., Omaha
To make an appointment, contact Lora Kaup at 402-553-5257 or visit and search by sponsor code 0092840.

As a show of appreciation, all presenting donors at the Evil Dead: The Musical blood drive will receive a voucher from the Omaha Community Playhouse for $10 off any performance of All Night Strut, which runs through the end of March at the Playhouse. For more information about Evil Dead: The Musical, All Night Strut or any other upcoming Omaha Community Playhouse production, visit

How to Donate Blood

Simply call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit to make an appointment or for more information. All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. A blood donor card or driver’s license, or two other forms of identification are required at check-in.  Individuals who are 17 years of age (16 with parental permission in some states), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements. 

About the American Red Cross

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit or join our blog at