‘The Cat Meme-ologues’ sends smiles to cat fanciers
Jul31

‘The Cat Meme-ologues’ sends smiles to cat fanciers

By Bob Evans Oh, those aloof, critical, and loveable cats, once upon a time were tender, fluffy, cuddly fur-balls, eventually find themselves as miniature lions, kings over their owners and houses. That’s the story about “The Cat Meme-ologues” that just won best of venue at the Holy Cow performance studio off 31 and Gilham Road in the 2017 Kansas City Fringe Festival. Nine different monolugues (maybe to coincide with the nine lives of...

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‘Will the Circle’ continues after Fringe at The Buffalo Room
Jul31

‘Will the Circle’ continues after Fringe at The Buffalo Room

By Bob Evans Even though the 2017 Fringe ended, some shows have added life in them as is the case with “Will the Circle,” which gets some extra playtimes at The Buffalo Room this week. So, if you missed this show, check out the schedule for the upcoming weekend and hang out with the cast. The show concerns some individuals in need of social connections and a purpose in life. They want to belong and they want to create their own circle...

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Short skits examine human relations
Jul31

Short skits examine human relations

By Bob Evans Those who like short scenes that bring smiles, “Variations on a Theme” presented about six short skits that deal with complex relationships from painful to joyful, all within the hour framework dictated by the 2017 KC Fringe Festival. The first two skits brought the humor to the show as all four cast members performed in two-person scenes allowing miscommunication to lead the laughs. In the first scene, Amy Hurrelbrink...

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Political humor skyrockets radio sketch comedy to huge following
Jul29

Political humor skyrockets radio sketch comedy to huge following

By Bob Evans Depend on the creative and twisted minds of “Right Between the Ears” to write and produce a timely, annual show for the KC Fringe Festival that nails and lampoons the current headlines and makes them akin to a late night TV show’s opening monologues. In this case, the cast of “Right Between the Ears” starts off with a sketch comedy about Donald Trump and Don Jr. with a comedic Melania whining and a Mike Pence displaying...

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Life story brings laughs amid sorrow and choices
Jul29

Life story brings laughs amid sorrow and choices

By Bob Evans True stories unlock past situations and provide therapeutic relief for the truth-teller and the audience alike which gives such stories as Jamie Campbell’s a sincerity as he discusses his past, his kidnapping ordeal, his abuse as a child, his anger issues, and his troubling relationships with parents and step parents. The roller-coaster show features comedic high and heart-breaking lows as Campbell unveils the situations...

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Folk Music lives on in one man piece at Phospor
Jul28

Folk Music lives on in one man piece at Phospor

By Bob Evans Hats off to Willi Carlisle for his one man show that gives a sense of history to the original American music genre: Folk Music, in his hour long play that displays his talent as a story-teller, a banjo pluckin’, fiddle-playing, guitar strummin, squeeze-box squeezer, and mouth organist. Carlisle’s rapid paced show tells the story of an ageing folk singer who tells of events that remained in his memory from the 1940s...

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