OriginKC goes virtual for KC Rep

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Kansas City Repertory Theatre
OriginKC: New Works Festival GOES VIRTUAL
Frankenstein: A Ghost Story and Legacy Land                 available for short time online

 

WHO:                   Kansas City Repertory Theatre’s OriginKC: New Works Festival World Premieres of

 

Frankenstein: A Ghost Story

Writer and Performer: Kyle Hatley

Director: Joanie Schultz

Based on the story by Mary Shelley

Recommended for audiences ages 12 and older

 

A storyteller, accompanied by a live musician, unravels Mary Shelley’s iconic story of horrific transformation as a haunting and heartbreaking cautionary tale like none other. “That this classic is as important today as it was when it debuted speaks to the human condition,” says Kyle Hatley, writer and performer.  “We tell stories because they teach us we’re not alone in our misery, our fear or our joy. And while this story is fictional, it is born from a place of suffering, isolation and true confusion over what it means to be alive.”

 

Legacy Land

Writer: Stacey Rose

Director: Logan Vaughn

Recommended for audiences ages 18 and older

 

This unflinching and darkly funny saga reveals the bizarre legacy that sexual abuse imprints on the lives of sisters Barbara and Denise. Denise’s unexpected Thanksgiving homecoming upends the plans that Barbara and her young lover Marcus had for a cozy weekend. When Freddie, Denise’s domineering boyfriend, reveals the true reason for the visit, a battle ensues that unearths years of resentment and repressed memories. The sisters are forced to choose whether they will succumb to or overcome their family legacy.  Playwright Stacey Rose stated, “I am absolutely thrilled to be coming to Kansas City to premiere Legacy Land at KCRep! It’s such a challenging piece and I truly appreciate the way the KCRep team has offered its love and support thus far. I’m hoping the play will resonate deeply with the audiences and foster empathy, a deeper understanding of the play’s themes, and hopefully the motivation to heal.”

 

WHAT:                Videos were filmed on what would have been their opening nights and will now be shared online at KCRep OriginKC viewing.  Production photos and more can be found at KCRep press.

 

TICKET INFO:      Prior ticketholders who did not receive a refund will be able to view these videos FOR FREE and will receive an email shortly with instructions on viewing. 

For those who were not ticketholders and are interested in viewing the videos, ‘tickets’ are available for $20 at KCRep. After purchase you will receive an email with a passcode and link to the viewing site.

 

WHEN:                 The link will go live 10a CST Wed., April 1 until 10a CST Wed., April 15.

 

                               About Kansas City Repertory Theatre

Kansas City Repertory Theatre, one of the nation’s oldest and most respected regional theaters, produces theatrical excellence, creating and sharing stories at the center of our nation’s creative crossroads. KCRep’s mission is to advance the art form while cultivating passionate audiences, artists and advocates to invest in our region’s creative future. It builds community by connecting people through productions and outreach that educate, entertain, challenge and inspire. Lauded by The Wall Street Journal, TIME, Variety and The Toronto Sun, KCRep produces mainstage plays and special events at Spencer Theatre, where it serves as the professional theatre in residence at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, and Copaken Stage located in downtown Kansas City. KCRep employs more than 250 professional artists, technicians and administrators, and serves more than 100,000 patrons and 12,000 school children annually.  To receive updates and news, like KCRep at www.facebook.com/KCREP, follow on Twitter @KCRep or see what’s new via YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/user/kansascityrep.




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