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‘American Son’ puts focus on racial divides

‘ What could be worse than a mother’s anguish and concern when her 18-year=old son does not return at night, and her motherly instinct sounds her intrinsic alarm for...

‘Babel’ generates futuristic dilemma

by Phil Kinen, guest reviewer Who gets to be God when creating a baby?  The mother? Both parents?  The doctor? Perhaps the Stork?   Jacqueline Goldfinger new play,...

‘Bernhardt/Hamlet’ Establishes Groundbreaking Conception

Legendary French actress Sarah Bernhardt, probably the superstar of her era, faces a tough challenge as she no longer plays the ingenue parts, yet is too young for the...

Teen soccer team faces adult trials

By Bob Evans As expected, KC’s Unicorn Theatre finds appropriate new plays for local audiences, and with “The Wolves” by Sarah Delappe, a teen soccer team faced...

Play depicts economic woes, dreams dashed by NAFTA

By Bob Evans Get ready for a dose of reality when attending Sweat,” The Unicorn Theatre’s season opener with the most powerful, dynamic casts of recent years for a...

Comedy play switches genders of Biblical characters

By Bob Evans Count on comedic giant Pete Bakely to create something out of the ordinary for each Fringe Festival because he never fails to deliver an off-the-wall entry...

‘Hir’ redefines dysfunctional home life at Unicorn

By Bob Evans Both comedy and tragedy stem from a dysfunctional situation and the approach to it, but when seeing the new super, super dark comedy, “Hir” at The...

Scientific research collides with tribal heritage in ‘Informed Consent’

By Bob Evans An ancient, Native-American tribe faces extinction unless scientific research redirects their future while, at the same time, the researcher knows that her...

Unicorn production presents challenging concepts with ‘Disgraced’

By Bob Evans Ayad Akhtar’s drama, “Disgraced” opened to a sold out audience on Saturday night, October 21 on the Jerome Stage and shocked audiences with...

Acting ensemble creates dynamic Grand Canyon adventure

By Bob Evans No one would know that the cast of The Unicorn’s season opener, “Men on Boats” features a mix of established and novice talents who absolutely chew up...

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