FRINGE: ‘Walls Suck’ slates Unicorn performances


Walls Suck

by Emily Swenson

directed by Mitchell Ward

“I am fascinated by humans’ capacity for love.”


Walls Suck, a new play by Emily Swenson, will have its world premiere production in the 2017 Kansas City Fringe Festival, with four performances between July 21st-29th. Directed by Mitchell Ward and stage managed by Tyler Boyer, this vibrant and thoughtful play explores the inner workings of a non-traditional relationship and asks “What the hell is normal anyway?”.

Meet Andi (Casey Jane), a warm-hearted artist in a long-term, polyamorous relationship with two men, Morgan and Connor (Vincent Wagner & Freddy Acevedo). This loving throuple lives together, faces the world together, and sometimes argues about whether or not Beyoncé is a true feminist. When Andi wants to invite her new girlfriend Brooke (Laura Jacobs) into the mix, we see how even the most open-minded triad can trip over walls of their own making. Can this relationship survive with a fourth member?

Walls Suck is much like many kitchen sink family dramas, but the family at its center is unlike any you have ever seen on stage before. Polyamorous relationships are often stereotyped and judged; Walls Suck offers audiences the opportunity to shed their doubt and learn about an expanded definition of family.


Casey Jane

Vincent Wagner

Laura Jacobs

Freddy Acevedo

Show Times

Friday, July 21 – 10:30pm

Tuesday, July 25 – 6:00pm

Friday, July 28 – 7:30pm

Saturday, July 29 – 6:00pm


Unicorn Theatre – Levin Stage

3828 Main Street

Kansas City, MO 64108 m/walls-suck/

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