Editor’s Weekend Calendar Picks, February 22 – 25

Here are weekend calendar picks from KC Studio editor Alice Thorson for February 22 – 25. For more events this weekend, visit Kansas City’s most comprehensive arts calendar at kcstudio.org/events

Good Men and Citizens

February 22-24, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
February 25, 2018 @ 2:00 pm
Squeezebox Theatre

The Fishtank Winter PlayLab Intensive presents

A new theatrical work – in the works – about history, education and patriotism.
Created & Directed by Heidi Van in partnership with UMKC Theatre
History is full of thought provoking “ifs.”
Featuring new plays by Lindsay Adams, Shea Ketchum, Heidi Van, Margaret Shelby, Amy King, Amanda Davison and Michelle Lawson.

Single Black Female

February 23, 2018 – March 10, 2018 | $20 – $25
Just Off Broadway Theatre

Written by Lisa B. Thompson

Directed by Teresa Leggard


February 23, 2018 @ 7:30 pm
Folly Theater


Mozart String Quartet in C-Major, K 465 “Dissonance”
Webern Bagatellen, Op. 9*
Schubert Five Minuets and Six Trios, D. 89*
Elgar Piano Quintet in A Minor for Piano and String Quartet, Op. 84*The Webern and the Schubert will alternate movements in a complete performance of both works.

Misha Amory, viola
Serena Canin, violin
Nina Lee, cello
Mark Steinberg, violin


February 23 & 24, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
February 25, 2018 @ 2:00 pm
Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts

Bernstein’s atmospheric On the Waterfront Suite brings together the best of the iconic conductor/composer’s film score. Prokofiev’s Second Violin Concerto is a work of considerable charm and grace, demanding a virtuoso of the highest order. Schumann’s Second is one of his most personal statements, a work of unique beauty and power. Perhaps Schumann’s struggles are reflected in a work that moves from the agitation of the first two movements, to the haunting lyrical beauty of the third, to the triumphant finale.

Complexions Contemporary Ballet

February 24, 2018 @ 8:00 pm | $21 – $25
Polsky Theatre, JCCC

Complexions was founded in 1994 by master choreographer Dwight Rhoden and the legendary Desmond Richardson, two former stars with Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. Their singular approach to reinventing dance through a groundbreaking mix of methods, styles and cultures has made Complexions one of the most recognized and respected performing arts brands in the world. The company’s foremost innovation is that dance should be about removing boundaries, not reinforcing them. Whether it be the limiting traditions of a single style, period, venue or culture, Complexions transcends them all, creating an open, continually evolving form of dance that reflects the movement of our world—and all its constituent cultures—as an interrelated whole.

The company has appeared at major European dance festivals including Italy’s Festival of Dance, the Isle De Dance Festival in Paris, the Maison De La Dance Festival in Lyon, the Holland Dance Festival, Steps International Dance Festival in Switzerland, Łódź Biennale, Warsaw Ballet Festival, Kraków Spring Ballet Festival, the Dance Festival of Canary Islands/Spain and the Festival des Arts de Saint-Sauveur/Canada. In addition, Complexions has toured extensively throughout the Baltic regions, Korea, Brazil, Japan, Egypt, Israel, Russia, New Zealand, Bermuda, Serbia, Jamaica and Australia.

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