TENNESSEE PLAYBOY Demonstrates the Quirky Side of Tennessee Hospitality

TENNESSEE PLAYBOY, by Preston Lane, is an adaptation of J.M. Synge’s PLAYBOY OF THE WESTERN WORLD. Though the original play was set in rural Ireland, the story translates well to a Tennessee diner.

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A RAISIN IN THE SUN Reminds Us There Is So Much Work to Be Done
Greta Oglesby and Tosin Morohunfola in KCRep’s A RAISIN IN THE SUN. Photo By Cory Weaver. Review: A RAISIN IN THE SUN at Kansas City Repertory Theatre By Marie Warner A RAISIN IN THE SUN is a classic American play and the Kansas City Repertory Theatre’s production is vital... Read more
At BEAUTIFUL, Music Is King.
Pictured: Julia Knitel. Photo by Joan Marcus. Review: BEAUTIFUL National Tour at The Music Hall By Marie Warner I have always been a fan of 1970’s singer-songwriters. I used to play the piano. I have wild, wavy hair. So loving Carole King came very naturally to me, and spending an... Read more
KC Improv’s NIGHT OF AWESOME Delivers

The final set of the evening was UNUSUAL SUSPECTS: A MURDER MYSTERY, a regular in the KCIC lineup. This show promised a murder mystery, complete with clues, suspects, and lots of suspicious activities.

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UNCHAINED MELODY Is a Celebration of 1950s Doo-Wop

UNCHAINED MELODY, playing through April 9th at the Quality Hill Playhouse, is a joyful evening of fun music and interesting musical education.

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ECLIPSED Brings the Trauma and Desperation of War to Life

ECLIPSED plunges us without sympathy into the confusing and traumatic experiences of war. It gives no more explanation than the hearsay and misunderstandings that prevail in those circumstances – the same ones that guide the perpetrators as well as their victims in their life choices.

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CONSTELLATIONS Is a Phenomenal, Profoundly Affecting Evening of Theater

Kansas City Repertory Theatre’s CONSTELLATIONS is a smart, complex, play which explores the ideas of free will, determinism, and the multiverse. It also manages to be funny, relatable and heartbreaking.

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GEM OF THE OCEAN Is a Soul-Cleansing Experience
Pictured: (standing) Theodore “Priest” Hughes and George Forbes. (seated) Granville O’Neal, Jerron O’Neal and Lewis J. Morrow. Photo by Bob Paisley. Review: GEM OF THE OCEAN at Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre By Jason Epperson 1904. Pittsburgh. 1839 Wylie Avenue. Aunt Ester’s “peaceful home” is a place where souls are tended.... Read more
POOR RELATIONS Is a Raw Dose of Reality

POOR RELATIONS, produced by Olathe Civic Theatre Association, is an exploration of life and family that is much deeper than it seems on the surface.

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DUTCHMAN Is a Train Ride We All Need to Take

Written during the height of the Civil Rights movement, and while Baraka was still using his birth name LeRoi Jones, DUTCHMAN tells the story of Clay (Frank Oakley III) and Lula (Laura Jacobs), two strangers who “meet” on a subway train headed to Jersey.

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