KCAT sets regional premiere of ‘My Old Lady’



One Week Until Kansas City Actors Theatre’s Regional Premiere of MY OLD LADY

Kansas City, MO (Jan. 7, 2017) – Kansas City Actors Theatre continues its Season Twelve with My Old Lady, written by award-winning author Israel Horovitz’s, directed by KCAT Artistic Board Member Darren Sextro, and starring KC stage veterans David Fritts, Kathleen Warfel, and Jan Rogge. The show will be performing from January 11 through January 29 at the H&R Block City Stage in historic Union Station.

Kansas City Actors Theatre introduces an acclaimed but neglected playwright with this, his love letter to France. When a failed American novelist inherits a luxurious but crumbling Paris apartment, he’s sure his fortune has turned…until he learns that the apartment comes with a 92-year-old tenant and her obstinate daughter. Not only is this a Kansas City premiere, but it is the first time an Israel Horovitz play has been professionally produced here in nearly 25 years.

“This play is even funnier than we first thought it was when we read it as an artistic committee, and even when we first read it at our first rehearsal,” says Sextro. “The first act especially has all kinds of sly humor, and Horovitz has cleverly structured it to first ally an audience to all three of the characters – often using humor to accomplish that – before dropping some notable bombshells about their circumstances. It’s also been a joy to watch the actors characters. I’m amazed with how Kathleen Warfel has achieved the gravity of a 92-year-old woman. Her preparation, her physicality, her vocal approach, and the new discoveries she continues to make are very encouraging.”

The cast features Kansas City Actors Theatre’s Artistic Committee Member Jan Rogge as Chloè, Kathleen Warfel as Mathilde, and David Fritts as Mathias.

Performances will take place at Union Station’s H&R Block City Stage. Previews start January 11th, opening night will be January 14th and performances will conclude on January 29th,

Audience talk-backs will follow performances on January 18 and January 27.

Press Night: Opening night is Saturday, January 14th at 7:30 pm. Past production high-resolution photos can be found here.

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For tickets, call the Central Ticket Office at 816-235-6222 or go to www.kcactors.org.

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