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‘Kitchen Plays’ tells stories of family with heartfelt memories

“The Kitchen Plays” brings three different short plays to Fringe audiences and three different scenarios that center on the kitchen where most important daily...

‘Deceit’ brings gripping drama to JOB stage

Pre-buy tickets or get in line early to catch “Deceit,” by Derek Trautwein that grips the audience in the first minutes and keeps them riveted to their seats...

‘You Get What You Need’ lampoons Rolling Stones and Mick Jagger

Known for his comedy entries to the Kansas City Fringe Festival, this year, Phil Kinen left behind his 4-part Huck Finn stories and moved forward into the 1960s to...

‘Let Me Explain My Blackness’ sets up situations with humor, yet truth

Oh, for the days of Laugh-in and later In Living Color and the ever-popular Saturday Night Live that introduced and continue to present snippets of situation comedy....

“Look What the Fire Did” challenges family fiber

Get ready for a thrill ride when viewing Lewis Morrow’s 2019 Fringe entry that takes the audience inside a family home as they confront the death of a black student...

Radio format allows vibrant 1940s music to entertain

Hat check girls, cigarette girls, shapely women walking through entertainment venues selling their latest tray of sinful snacks, cigarettes and candies brings back the...

Women’s issues evolve in new time-travel play

Climb aboard for a time-traveling train trip to Booneville, Missouri in 1946 and 2017. Yep, two different eras and one train ticket in local playwright Michelle Tyrene...

Fresh play enlightens to female fears

By Bob Evans Spinning Tree Theatre offers a different look into the “Me Too” movement with their current production, “Emotional Creature” as it looks at...

Holiday story promotes modern situations

By Bob Evans KC Melting Pot Theatre focuses on local talent in plays written by local playwrights, and Harvey Williams’ “On Shoulders Now” goes one step further by...

Actors excel in poignant play, ‘The Nance’

By Bob Evans The Great Depression, prohibition, crime, prostitution, gambling, corruption and Mayor Fiorello La Guardia contributed to a decade of problems in New York...

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