This world premiere centers on the mentorship Martin Luther King, Jr., receives when he enters Morehouse College at age 15. Through debate over civil disobedience concepts, Morehouse College President, Dr. Benjamin Mays, sets young MLK on a path towards fighting for civil rights.
I confess that reviewing plays and musicals for decades can leave one feeling a bit jaded. But now and then even a critic who thinks he’s seen it all can stumble into a show that utterly restores his faith in theater. And so it is with “Newsies,” the ebullient co-production marking the first collaboration between […]
The Living Room Theatre not so long ago recalibrated its mission: It would now be a company dedicated exclusively to producing work by playwrights currently or previously based in Kansas City. So I’m happy to report that director Rusty Sneary, co-founder of the Living Room, delivers a crisply performed production of Forrest Attaway’s “The Grave,” […]