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“Angel Otero: Diario,” Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art

“Angel Otero: Diario,” Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art

We’re all influenced by everything. As a sprawling amalgamation of experiences, epiphanies and inputs, Angel Otero’s new installation at Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, “Diario,” represents humanity’s psychological landscape. The apparent chaos of the piece belies its sophistication; the sculpture’s densely layered components illustrate not only the tangible influence of its creator, who was born […]

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A Serious Comedy at the Unicorn: ‘A Doll’s House, Part 2’

A Serious Comedy at the Unicorn: ‘A Doll’s House, Part 2’

I wasn’t sure what to expect from “A Doll’s House, Part 2,” Lucas Hnath’s inventive sequel to the Henrik Ibsen classic. What surprised me is how funny it is.  Director Darren Sextro, who staged his own adaptation of the Ibsen original in August for Kansas City Actors Theatre, now returns to direct Hnath’s compressed follow-up […]

“Ragtime” Evokes an America Then and Now in Strong MTH Production

“Ragtime” Evokes an America Then and Now in Strong MTH Production

Funny how productions of older shows so often reflect our present reality.  That’s certainly the case with the handsome MTH Theater production of “Ragtime,” the award-winning 1998 musical based on E.L. Doctorow’s novel. Director Tim Scott fills up every inch of the stage at the Crown Center performance venue with people, sound and color. He […]

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