Dazzling ‘Gem of the Ocean’ displays post-Civil War perspectives
Feb28

Dazzling ‘Gem of the Ocean’ displays post-Civil War perspectives

By Bob Evans Rich, colorful Southern Black dialogue gives the play the luxurious feel of black velvet, set against the harsh reality of daily struggles of a family as they to stay afloat in a corrupt society pitted against their survival. Wilson takes the audience in immediately with his opening scenes as an uninvited intruder knocks on the door of a family home, while seeking answers and spiritual healing. August Wilson used the...

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Coterie debuts world premiere of ‘No Talking’
Feb28

Coterie debuts world premiere of ‘No Talking’

Fifth grade boys and girls do not always get along, in fact, they argue just like siblings at times, but in one specific story, “No Talking,” they decided to take three days to settle a dispute as to who does or does not talk the most, which is the crux of the world premiere production now in progress at Kansas City’s renown children’s theater, The Coterie, in Kansas City’s Crown Center. Returning Coterie collaborator, Laurie Brooks,...

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‘Poor Relations’ continues debut KC run in Olathe
Feb24

‘Poor Relations’ continues debut KC run in Olathe

Kansas City local playwright, Robert Flaherty Hart makes his Kansas City debut of his play, “Poor Relations” at Olathe Civic Theatre Association (OCTA), in a story that involves family relations, past problems, death, choices, and resolutions. The play begins with three siblings gathering together for their mother’s funeral and immediately, old pains, hurt feelings, misunderstandings, and new information all add up...

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UMKC hosts The Acting Company for two rotating plays
Feb23

UMKC hosts The Acting Company for two rotating plays

By Bob Evans A traveling troupe of actors, representing The Acting Company visited Kansas City, specifically, UMKC’s Spencer Hall to present two plays in true repertory fashion, “X or, Betty Shabazz V. The Nation, ” by Marcus Gardley, and William Shakespeare’s “Julius Caesar,” Feb. 21-23. The timing for the play about Malcolm X occurs at the right time: Black History Month. And, coincidentally, the group opened their production in...

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MICROBUDGETPROJECT posts dance auditions
Feb21

MICROBUDGETPROJECT posts dance auditions

Denny Dey, MICROBUDGETPROJECT, film production is auditioning interpretive dancers over 21 years of age for a lead role in IM CHOREAM MIHI scheduled for six viewings at the FRINGE 2017 film festival. Contact  Denny Dey microbudgetproject@gmail.com visit this blog for background info The microbudgetproject BLOG:...

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