Tolstoy story ignites passions in cigar factory workers
Apr18

Tolstoy story ignites passions in cigar factory workers

By Bob Evans Who knew Leo Tolstoy’s stories could be so hot and steamy, unless you took time to read his gargantuan novels, like War and Peace or Anna Karenina? So, when you choose to attend “Anna in the Tropics” at Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre’s new home, The Warwick, be prepared for the heat–even in this everlasting KC winter. To open their new forever home, The Warwick, a former movie house until the mid-1950s, Bob and Karen...

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Irish famine leads to deportations in ‘Belfast Girls’
Apr12

Irish famine leads to deportations in ‘Belfast Girls’

By Bob Evans Kansas City’s Fishtank Theatre undertakes a major project with the presentation of Jaki McCarrick’s new play, “Belfast Girls,” making its premiere in the metro with a stellar cast of local actresses in a tight ensemble piece that explores the devastation and destitution of young Irish orphans. “Belfast Girls” tells the story of five young women on a three month journey from Ireland to Australia to escape the deadly...

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Black Rep announcess auditions
Apr11

Black Rep announcess auditions

Memphis Audition Flyer (Final) 4.10

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‘Goldilocks’ opens at Theatre for Young America
Apr09

‘Goldilocks’ opens at Theatre for Young America

THEATRE FOR YOUNG AMERICA PRESENTS  Goldilocks and the Three Bears: The Musical Kansas City, MO (April 4th, 2018) Theatre for Young America presents Goldilocks and the Three Bears the Musical at Union Station City Stage. Goldilocks and the Three Bears runs at Theatre for Young America April 10th to May 12th, 2018. Plot Overview: In a state forest in the year 2018 there is a bear family consisting of Papa, Mama, and Baby Bear. These...

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Leprechaun vs. Spartan in dueling mascot spoof
Apr09

Leprechaun vs. Spartan in dueling mascot spoof

By Bob Evans “O, what a tangled web we weave when first we practice to deceive!” said Sir Walter Scott; but, he never knew how tangled and convoluted a plot of deception could be unless he foresaw “The Mascot” by playwright Jerry Hickey, whose play made its world premiere Saturday night, April 7 at Kansas City’s The Living Room Theatre. Hickey’s play centers on a overly-obsessed Notre Dame fan who plots to re-create Knute Rockne’s...

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OCTA’s ‘Superior Donuts’ sweetens evenings
Apr08

OCTA’s ‘Superior Donuts’ sweetens evenings

By Bob Evans Upon entering OCTA’s auditorium, one cannot miss the brilliant, gigantic, scarlet vulgarity painted on the back wall of the set, which sets in motion the first conflict to face an ageing rebel as he struggles to maintain his inherited business, a donut shop in a crumbling section of Chicago, just beginning a rebirth cycle. The landlord, Arthur, faces the problem of fewer and fewer customers because of a new Starbucks...

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