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A Serious Musical Rooted in History Packs a Punch at the MET

A Serious Musical Rooted in History Packs a Punch at the MET

Parade is my kind of show — tough, unsentimental and clear-eyed in its condemnation of social injustice. Playwright Alfred Uhry examined the cultural schizophrenia of being Jewish in the Deep South with a considerable amount of charm in his plays Driving Miss Daisy and Last Night of Ballyhoo. In those admirable works he managed to cast an […]

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Sneck Up: A Sneak Peek at This Summer’s Twelfth Night

Sneck Up: A Sneak Peek at This Summer’s Twelfth Night

“What country, friends, is this?” After a violent shipwreck, Viola (Bree Elrod) finds herself separated from her brother Sebastian (Ben Auxier) and stranded on the shores of Illyria. Luckily, the ship’s captain (Mark Robbins) is familiar with Illyria and tells her about Duke Orsino (Matthew Williamson) and his court. In need of refuge, Viola enlists […]

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Sarah Oliver: A Winding Road to Theater

Tell us a little about yourself and how you got involved with theatre. I took a very winding road to finally end up in the theatre world. Believe it or not, I started my artistic life as a ceramicist. I originally moved to Kansas City from South Carolina to attend the Kansas City Art Institute […]

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Know Before You Go: Twelfth Night

Heart of America Shakespeare Festival’s Twelfth Night opens in just five days. Here are five things to know before heading out to Southmoreland Park this summer. 1. We wouldn’t have Twelfth Night without the First Folio. When John Heminges and Henry Condell put together 36 of Shakespeare’s plays for the First Folio in 1623, they […]

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