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 […]
Playwright/director Harvey Williams blends raucous humor and resonant drama in his “2121,” a two-act play that emerges as a heartfelt tribute to a forgotten class of American society. Williams, founder of KC MeltingPot Theatre, based this work on his own experiences as an instructor in a basic adult education program. As in the play, he […]
Kansas City Repertory Theatre, in its latest bid to get to Broadway, has teamed up with Tony-winning producer Daryl Roth, whose extensive credits include Cindy Lauper’s blockbuster “Kinky Boots.” The result is the world premiere of “Between the Lines,” a lavishly produced musical that opens the Rep’s 2017-18 season. I can’t say if this is […]
Kansas City Actors Theatre has a hit on its hands, judging by the SRO audience at a recent Sunday matinee. And deservedly so. Director John Rensenhouse, a gifted cast and a skilled design team bring the Agatha Christie classic “And Then There Were None” to life with an elegant sense of style. The effect is […]
Of William Shakespeare’s tragedies, “Macbeth” is the shortest and the most straightforward. It tells a simple story: A Scottish lord, goaded by his ambitious wife, murders his way to the throne, only to meet a bloody end as prophesied by three witches early in the play. Actor/director/playwright Kyle Hatley has taken it upon himself to […]
Join Kansas City’s only vocal ensemble dedicated solely to the performance of new music by living composers. In the 3rd Annual Summer Series, we present a diverse program of works by composers from all over the world, including five world premieres and five regional premieres.