Playwright Prisca Jebet Kendagor returns to Kansas City Fringe Fest with another brand new play, ADULTING: A PARODY.
Directed by Jake Walker, the production features Ai Vy Bui, Josh LeBrun, Kelsea Victoria McLean, Brandis Outlaw, Roan Ricker, Shea Ketchum, and Thomas Eric Morris.
From the press release: “Don’t let the title fool you. Just because it’s a parody does not mean it has to be hilarious…often times they are the exact opposite. ADULTING: A PARODY follows the lives of seven friends raised together as children who’ve followed different paths into adulthood. After an absence of several years they all come together for a mutual friend’s funeral. These seven characters grapple with the realities of being an adult which includes facing issues of grief, addiction, families, complicated romances, sexuality, and death. The nostalgia of our favorite characters from “The Rugrats” comes full circle as we imagine them as adults, facing the very real issues of what it means to be an adult.”
“I saw Prisca was looking for a director and I asked her to send me a script,” comments Walker. “When I read the play I was struck by her ear for dialogue and ability to take cartoon characters and turn them into believable, nuanced human beings. Prisca is a fiercely talented young playwright and I am honored to help bring her words to life.”
ADULTING runs July 21st – July 28th in the Jerome Theater at Unicorn Theatre. For more information visit kc-fringe.com.
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