Pictured: (l-r) Anna Oakley, Richard J. Burt, Frank Oakley III, and Laura Jacobs. Photo by Jillian Shoptaw.
Looking to support your thriving performing arts community? Abigail Trabue’s “Four for the Weekend” highlights four shows worth putting on your weekend’s must-do list.
One of the more intense hours you’ll spend in a theater, DUTCHMAN pushes buttons and boundaries and makes the case for why, 50 years after it was first penned, Bakara’s words still sting and strike a chord in the ongoing racial divide. A PerformInk critic’s pick, DUTCHMAN closes March 4th, so don’t miss the train.
Hailed by PerformInk’s Publisher Jason Epperson as “the greatest play of the 21st century,” August Wilson’s stirring piece about Aunt Ester’s “peaceful home” is given beautiful treatment by Director Karen Paisley and cast. Part of Wilson’s “Pittsburg Cycle,” GEM OF THE OCEAN is a story “time will only be kind to,” but your time to see it at MET KC only lasts until March 11th.
A PerformInk critic’s pick where, according to reviewer Marissa Carter, the “play is one of those rare gems where the author is the true star.” A story centered around family secrets, and with a cast that, under director Tina Morrison, shines, POOR RELATIONS will leave you examining your own personal relationships. Now playing through March 5th.
Local performer Justin McCoy takes the stage this weekend for three nights of music as part of MTH Theater’s A Night on the Town series. A marriage of nightclub performance and theater concert, McCoy, a celebrated baritone and best known at MTH for his role as Jim in last year’s BIG RIVER, will treat audiences to songs from SHOWBOAT, SOUTH PACIFIC, CAMELOT and, of course, BIG RIVER. Joined by a musical trio led by MTH’s resident Musical Director Jeremy Watson, A Night on the Town offers the chance to enjoy an evening of drinks, food and gorgeous music.