The staff of Maraczek’s Parfumerie knows a lot about romance. After all, their job is to provide women with all the essential ingredients to look their best in order to entice their lover’s interest. Yet, when it comes to their personal lives, these characters have a lot to learn about matters of the heart.
The main characters, portrayed endearingly by Emily Sukolics and Erdin Schultz-Bever, are my daughter’s age. What do I want her to know? What have I forgotten to tell her? How can I help her to avoid the heartbreak and embrace the joys?
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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