Pictured: John Rensenhouse.
Kansas City Actors Theatre has announced the cast and design team for David Hare’s “Skylight,” the fifth and final show of the season.
Directed by Darren Sextro, the production features Katie Karel (in her first appearance with Kansas City Actors Theatre), John Rensenhouse, and Charlie Spillers.
The production team includes Bret Engle (scenic designer), Elizabeth Sampley (properties designer), Sarah M. Oliver (costumer designer), Kylor Greene (lighting designer), Jonathan Robertson (sound designer), and Kyle Dyck (technical director).
From the press release: “In ‘Skylight’ sparks fly in wit and wisdom as abandoned love and clashing social views collide when an older, successful restauranteur (Rensenhouse) comes to visit his much younger former mistress, a schoolteacher in a poor London neighborhood (Karel). Over the course of the evening (and the on-stage preparation of an actual meal), they revisit what brought them together and pushed them apart in this love affair that, strangely enough, reflects our world today.
“There are so many moments in Skylight that connect with me emotionally because Hare’s very point is about the honest pursuit of a life’s purpose,” says Sextro. “It’s such a pure story, deceptively simple, about two people in a room trying to map out their future despite their flawed histories. And I’ll admit that I’m drawn to the romance that is part of that journey.”
“Skylight” will perform at Union Station’s H&R Block City Stage May 23rd, – June 10th. For more information visit kcactors.org.