Based on The New York Times bestseller by John Gray, this one-man Off-Broadway comedy sheds light on the nuances of the sexes at Starlight Theatre Nov. 3-5
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Off-Broadway hit comedy Men Are From Mars – Women Are From Venus LIVE! will bring its lighthearted life lessons to Starlight Theatre’s indoor stage for four performances only Nov. 3-5. This one-man fusion of theatre and stand-up comedy is based on The New York Times best-selling book by U.S. author John Gray.
The show is the second of five productions featured in Starlight’s 2016-17 indoor series, which is staged in the theatre’s heated Cohen Community Stage House.
When Mars and Venus collide, the adventures are apparently earth-shatteringly funny. Moving swiftly through a series of vignettes, Men Are From Mars – Women Are From Venus LIVE! touches upon everything from dating and marriage to the bedroom. Sexy and fast-paced,
the show is definitely for adults, but it leaves audiences giggling like children.
According to the show’s producer, St. Louis-based Emery Entertainment, Men Are From Mars – Women Are From Venus LIVE! “is a great recipe for a date night out. Storytelling blended with comedy and a dash of sage wisdom from the book makes for a delicious evening of entertainment!”
The show launched in Paris in 2007 and has been seen by more than 1 million people across Europe. It debuted in North America in Raleigh, N.C., in February 2013 and has played to U.S. and Canadian audiences ever since.
Gray’s No. 1 bestseller “Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus,” published in 1992, has sold more than 50 million copies, been translated into more than 40 languages and become one of the most recognizable titles in the world for its exploration of the differences between the sexes. Gray has gone on to write numerous books and become a highly trusted relationship author, traveling the national lecture circuit and appearing on TV shows including “Good Morning America,” “Oprah” and “Larry King Live.”
The Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus LIVE! creative team includes award-winning playwright Eric Coble and Broadway veteran director Mindy Cooper, with animation and video production by Bazillion Productions. Producer Emery Entertainment has produced and promoted thousands of events worldwide, including superstar attractions Blue Man Group, David Copperfield and James Taylor.
Tickets for Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus LIVE! can be purchased at www.kcstarlight.com, by calling 816.363.STAR (7827) or at the Starlight box office at 4600 Starlight Road, Kansas City, MO 64132. Half-price tickets ($26 each) are available for all four shows by using the promo code MARS.
For more information about the show, visit www.marsvenuslive.com.
Still to come on the Starlight Indoors 2016-17 calendar are these other theatrical hits:
· Sister’s Christmas Catechism (Nov. 26-Dec. 18) – In this humorous holiday extravaganza, Sister retells the story of the nativity and seeks to solve the mystery of “whatever happened to the Magi’s gold?” by employing her own scientific tools and getting help from the
Starlight STARS of Tomorrow youth choir and audience members.
· First Date (Feb. 3-March 5) – Blind-date “newbie” Aaron and serial-date Casey meet for a casual drink at a busy restaurant. Their first date, however, quickly turns into a hilarious, high-stakes dinner with their inner critics literally taking on a life of their own. This show will be fully produced by Starlight featuring Kansas City actors.
· DISENCHANTED (March 7-18) – Poisoned apples. Glass slippers. Charming princes. Who needs ‘em?! Not Snow White and her posse of disenchanted princesses! In this hilarious hit musical, your fairytale heroines turn sassy and subversive as they set the record straight.
About Starlight Theatre
Starlight Theatre, recent winner of the Venue Excellence Award from the International Association of Venue Managers (IAVM), is the largest and oldest performing arts organization in Kansas City and the second-largest outdoor producing theatre in the country. Opened as a theater in 1950 and as a not-for-profit organization in 1951, Starlight presents and produces Broadway musicals and concerts. It also offers extensive community outreach and educational programming, including classes, scholarships and Starlight’s Blue Star Awards, one of the largest high school musical theatre award programs in the nation. Located on 16 acres in Swope Park, Starlight’s venue includes rehearsal halls, gift store, club area for dining, concessions, gardens, fountains and a 10-story, climate-controlled stage. For more information, visitwww.kcstarlight.com.