‘Disgraced’ is Smart, Tense and Explosive

Race, religion and money drive the action in Ayad Akhtar’s “Disgraced,” a unique entry in the dinner-party-goes-south genre that descends from Edward Albee’s “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf.” Kansas City audiences have seen Akhtar’s work in “The Who & The What,” an affecting drama about a Pakistani-American family in Atlanta, and “The Invisible Hand,” a […]

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Making the Magic Happen

Illusionist Rick Thomas doesn’t promise a good show when he hits the Carlsen Center at Johnson County Community College Sunday, Nov. 12. He promises the best show, magic or otherwise. In a profession littered by over-the-top presentation, that’s a big boast. Yet Thomas has the résumé to back it up. As a Las Vegas magician for 15 years, he made a name for himself and perfected his craft.

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Editor’s Weekend Calendar Picks, October 19-22

Time for weekend calendar picks from KC Studio editor Alice Thorson. This is the opening weekend for Unicorn Theatre’s production of Disgraced and Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre’s The Weir. Friday and Saturday, bring the kids to the highly anticipated Jack-O-Lantern Festival at Powell Gardens. This weekend, the 27th International Sculpture Conference comes to town, with sculpture […]

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