KC Fringe 2018: ‘The Gnadiges Fraulein’


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THUD Productions, a new Kansas City based theatre production company will have it’s company premiere at the Kansas City Fringe Festival later this month with the Missouri premiere  of a lesser known short play by Tennessee Williams called The Gnadiges Fraulein.  THUD Productions is committed to producing impactful and diverse theatre in Kansas City while supporting new artists and work.  The new company was founded by Taylor Hudson, an alumnus of The University of Central Missouri where he earned his Bachelor’s degree in directing theatre. Taylor has high ambitions for THUD Productions with plans already in place for future productions.

The Gnadiges Fraulein will feature a crop of talented actors including Deborah Madick as The Gnadiges Fraulein, Jennifer Loumiet as Polly, Lynn McCutchen as Molly, Bryson Kenworthy as the Cocaloony Bird, Tommy Waller as Indian Joe, and Sequan Davison as the Permanent Transient.

This Missouri premiere is not your mama’s Tennessee Williams!  The Gnadiges Fraulein – a once revered performer, has been reduced to battling giant Cocaloony birds for discarded fish to keep her residence at a demented boarding house on an eerie and unnatural Florida Key. The odd guests of the boarding house, their desperate landlady, a cruel gossip columnist, and a flock of monstrous birds round out this overlooked, slapstick-tragedy about the perseverance of the artist and the human spirit.

Performances will take place at Musical Theatre Heritage on the following dates:
Friday, July 20th – 9:30pm
Saturday, July 21st – 3:30pm
Monday, July 23rd – 6:30pm
Thursday, July 26th – 8:00pm
Saturday, July 28th – 6:30pm

Tickets are $10 with a $5 Fringe button. Tickets on sale at https://kcfringe.org/2018/06/11/tennessee-williams-the-gnadiges-fraulein/

Tickets and buttons will also be available at the venue 30 minutes prior to each performance.

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