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‘The Weir’ Shines With Ghostly Stories

“The Weir,” Bob Paisley’s adaptation of Conor McPherson’s award-winning play, delivers an authentic, engaging and oftentimes charming evening of entertainment...

Oscar Wilde trials set tone for MET production

The newest production at Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre transports the audience back to the 1890s in a London courtroom where writer, poet, and liberal-minded Oscar Wilde...

‘Bones Beneath the Sidewalk’ shows bloody state histories

The history of the love lost between Kansas and Missouri comes to life in Colleen Enna’s Fringe entry, “Bones Beneath the Sidewalk,” currently playing at the...

‘In Just My Underwear’ introduces fresh talent, personal message

In opening his initial entry in the Kansas City Fringe Festival, new to the city actor, Tony Sloan, faces his past demons, presenting his audience with his (and...

‘City of Angels’ unties 40s style detective with musical theatre

Be prepared for a challenge when attending Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre’s newest production of “City of Angels” where the detective crime/drama comes with a...

Musical fusion explodes with Orchestre Surreal

Imagine a blend of Classic with Contemporary; blend in classic prose; toss in elements of classical music; and indulge in an acid trip with visions of Shakespeare, Ted...

MET sets pinnacle with ‘Shawshank Redemption’

Making its North American debut, “The Shawshank Redemption” stuns the audience with graphic dialogue, intense fight scenes, the stark look into prison life, and the...

MET continues August Wilson series with ‘Seven Guitars’

August Wilson’s “Seven Guitars” continues his series of plays set in the Pittsburgh area as he again focuses on the everyday struggles of a poor group of friends...

Chekhov classic brings strong performances

By Bob Evans Russia’s most celebrated playwright, Anton Chekhov’s most famous play, “The Cherry Orchard” opened Jan. 20 at Kansas City’s Metropolitan Ensemble...

Christmas feel-good classic snares emotions

By Bob Evans For a fantastic Christmas seasonal show, Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre presents “It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play” by Joe Landy, that sets the...

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