Theatre

Wanted: KC

Ghost Light Productions KC Show Information: In this day and age, communication has never been easier. Asking for help is just a click away. The internet gives us so much freedom, putting up a Craigslist ad takes hardly any effort, millions of people make “Wanted” ads every day. But who are the people behind these…

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Voyage to Voyager

Pale Blue Dot Show Information: Carl Sagan takes you on a voyage to the Voyager Space Mission and the Golden Record with its message for extraterrestrial life to discover eons from now. The creators of last year’s Fringe favorite “Red Death” invite you to the magical dome of Gottlieb Planetarium where live actors, animation, and…

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Umbrellas

PerformOUT KC Show Information: Produced and performed by PerformOUT KC, Umbrellas is a coming of age story about four teenagers. As they each try to work through their own issues with sexuality and identity, outside forces act in their way. They then must learn how to protect and accept themselves because once you accept and…

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ThisThatThen

Living Room Show Information: ThisThatThen is a three-act love story between Ethan and Aimee. Writer/Director Bryan Moses brings his epic romance to The Living Room stage.  Venue Living Room 1818 McGeeKansas City, MO 64111 Show Times 7/17- Friday- 6:00pm 7/19 – Sunday – 5:00pm 7/20 – Monday – 9:00pm 7/21 – Tuesday – 4:30pm 7/22…

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Taking Care of Mom: The Musical

Jack Phillips Show Information: Mom and Dad, married over fifty years, are retired and living at home with Natalie, their great-niece. Mom has a serious health issue and has decided how she needs to handle it. Her decision makes everyone question their moral thinking. Mom’s short list of things to do includes a final conversation…

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SUPER! The Musical

Ryan Hruza Show Information: High School can be tough, especially for a nerd. But through coincidence and a little bit of bad luck, Jake, our hero, obtains something he’s never had before, power! SUPER! is an adolescent retelling of typical high school events, through the eyes of a nerd. Everything is the most important decision…

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Sue Aside…

Phoenix KC Theatre Show Information: It’s been eighteen months since Trevvor’s ex, Sue, left him. Since then, he’s done everything she had wanted — quit drinking, watched his diet, stayed on top of his diabetes. He’s even named his new dog after her. Tonight, his planned “surprise” meeting is set to happen at her office.…

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The Snake that Stole the Flower

Impulse Productions Show Information: Twenty-something Maggie comes home to her small hometown of Cole Camp, Missouri: Population: 1,000 and their dying plants. Comedy and drama take center stage when tarot cards go flying, old ghosts return, and the disease you try to outrun is in the marrow of your own backyard.  A new play by…

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The Show Must Go On

Sky Parade Show Information: We’ve all had that moment when something doesn’t quite go according to plan, yet on stage a performer must stand vigilant and continue. That’s just to speak for the things you see on stage. What do you know about the story before the curtain rises? Join us on an adventure as…

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Seven Stages Seven Stories

Kansas City Senior Theatre Show Information: Never has the tale of love and loss in the world of dementia been so courageously shared than in these stories of a daughter, son, grandchild, wife, husband, nephew and partner.  Join us as we bring seven stories into one moment that celebrates the beauty and joy in aging…

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Self-Ease

Self-Ease Show Information: Plug into a fresh theatrical experience with Self-Ease. Through original sketches, songs, soundscapes, movement, and clown pieces devised by our ensemble, we explore how social media and technology shape the way we interact and connect with ourselves and others. Come laugh with us, think with us, feel with us, and connect with…

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Really Really

Really Really Show Information: A contemporary drama that pushes the edges and embraces the harsh reality of today’s youth. At an elite university, when the party of the year results in the regret of a lifetime, one person will stop at nothing to salvage a future that is suddenly slipping away. In this quick-witted and…

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Presidential Briefs

Ry Kincaid Show Information:  “Presidential Briefs” is an American history rock musical. Playwright/composer/actor Ry Kincaid plays a history teacher who gives a rundown on all 44 U.S. Presidents in 44 original songs performed in 50 minutes! Songs include “John Quincy Adams was Bald” and a rap about William Howard Taft (“You Can’t Knock Down 340″).…

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Poops, I Did It Again

Brie Henderson Show Information: Everyone has something that they have to deal with, be it embarrassing, inconvenient, or just plain terrible. Mine is all three. I have ulcerative colitis, and I poop my pants. A lot. In all kinds of exotic locales. This piece is a collection of the more interesting/horrible things that have happened…

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The Penis Monologues

Heidi Van and Peregrine Honig Show Information: A new play by Heidi Van & Peregrine Honig devised through documented conversations with men and women about sexuality. It is not just about size or shape, or rejections and erections. “The Penis Monologues” is about intimacy. There may not be a narrative to mirror every audience member but…

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One Hundred Horses

Steve Karol-Martha Lafite Thompson Nature Sanctuary Show Information: The show is a multi-media production. A mixture of story telling, live music, and dance with a video back drop tells a unique tale. The story is about an ordinary guy who collects stamps. His desire to finish his collection is thwarted by circumstances beyond his control.…

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Never Ever After

Phil Kinen/Big Show Productions Show Information: A story of sexual awakening, rites of passage, and loss of innocence, “Never Ever After” tells the story of Huckleberry Finn spending the last summer of his youth with Peter Pan on Neverland.   Venue Just Off Broadway 3501 Penn Valley DriveKansas City, MO 64111 Show Times 7/17 -…

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Mom? A Comedy of Mourners

Box of Clowns Show Information: Death can be scary. So can clowns. But what if they weren’t? Clown siblings Victoria, Frank, and Mango mourn the loss of their mother by daring to find joy. It’s OK to laugh at this funeral, and it’s OK to cry at this clown show.   Venue Phosphor 1730 BroadwayKansas…

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Lovesick

Jesse Ray Metcalf Show Information: Chloe has met the boy of her dreams. Fireworks are sparkling in the sky and life is starting to make sense. What happens when that boy throws Chloe to the curb? All the townfolk think Chloe is damaged but the new girls in town are here to show Chloe that…

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Love Me Tinder

Heidi Van and Alisa Lynn Show Information: An original play devised by Heidi Van & Alisa Lynn on the contemporary courting rituals in a digital society.   Venue Unicorn Theatre Levin Stage 3828 Main StreetKansas City, MO 64111 Show Times 7/17- Friday- 6:30 pm 7/18- Saturday- 9:30 pm 7/21- Tuesday- 8:00 pm 7/23- Thursday- 6:30…

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The List

Original Oddities Productions (Chattanooga, TN) Show Information: Tomorrow everything changes, but is it for better or worse? Fast-paced and non-linear, THE LIST chronicles the 70-year friendship of the quirky Mike and Jo and centers around the bucket list they created as kids. They are joined by Man and Woman, who portray everyone else they meet…

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Kill or Be Dead

Moonshine Variety Company Show Information: Tommy has reached a breaking point with his overbearing boss, Scott. After receiving a severely critical e-mail from Scott for not accomplishing a given task, Tommy creates a human resources disaster when he responds with an harshly worded e-mail of his own. As punishment, Tommy and his teammates must participate…

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KC MAGIC CABARET- FOUR DIFFERENT SHOWS

International Brotherhood of Magicians Show Information: Kansas City’s finest Magicians will entertain with four totally different magic themed shows.  All our shows are Rated G – General Audiences except our last show – REV. AL HOSTS is ADULT-THEMED. AMAZING MAGIC – Close-Up and Personal, is pure sleight of hand performed with cards, coins, and other…

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Jesus On Toast (A Fringe Miracle)

Freebox Arts Show Information:   The proprietor of a failing small-town cafe fabricates a miracle to boost his business. That does the trick but he’s forced to scramble when an investigator from the Vatican shows up. Just when it seems as if he’s gotten away with his fraud, a real miracle happens in the same…

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Inferno

Kansas Theatre Project (Lawrence, KS) Show Information: Lustful and Evil and Treacherous, oh my! Journey through the Circles of Hell with Dante and Virgil, in Stanley Lombardo’s acclaimed translation of “Inferno.” Amid flames and ice, the poets encounter tormented souls Francesca, Ulysses, and Count Ugolino – and finally hideous Satan himself. Steel your own soul…

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I and You

Coterie Theatre Show Information: The written word, the meaning of life and teenage turmoil blend into mystical harmony in The Coterie’s compelling production of Lauren Gunderson’s award winning drama, I AND YOU. This show features an acting team from the Coterie’s master classes and alumni, with taut direction by Nancy Marcy. The story starts with…

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Hairy Ape

Relevance Productions Show Information: From the producers of the 2012 Fringe Hit, BUCK HOSS, Relevance Productions returns with HAIRY APE. A thrilling retelling of the Iconic Expressionistic Drama by Eugene O’Neill, HAIRY APE tells the story of the brutish laborer Yank, and his search for meaning and belonging in a world dominated by the wealthy.…

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The Grave

The Living Room Show Information: Peggy Friesen stars in this three person comedy/drama written by Kansas City Fringe’s favorite playwright Forrest Attaway. On the day of her ex-husband’s funeral, Amanda is confronted by his recent live-in girlfriend. They both stand to inherit a large sum of money… but there is a catch. They both have…

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The Grand Illusion of Sterling Crown

Egads Show Information: A young man’s journey from being an openly gay high school student to becoming a successful, touring female illusionist. Enjoy laughs, lyrics, and lashes as our talented cast transforms on stage. Featuring KC’s fabulous Spencer Brown, aka Daisy Buckët, Directed by Steven Eubank from an original script co-written by Brown and Eubank.…

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Flicker

Ryan Scully (Emporia, KS) Show Information: Life is nothing but a serious of flickers, little flashes of clarity. It’s in these moments we see our true selves. Until finally we have enough to be whole. Sometimes all the pieces can’t be found on their own, and the person who helps you find them may not…

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The Fannie Lou Hamer Story

Mzuri Moyo Aimbaye-Healing Through the Sound of Music Show Information: A One-Woman Play consisting of riveting storytelling, emotionally stirring songs of the Civil Rights Era, and a video montage of Mrs. Hamer’s Struggle for Human Dignity. A critic once wrote,”When Ms. Mzuri sings God Smiles and Angels Flap their wings!”   Venue The Fishtank 1715…

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The Estess Flower

Negative Space Theatre Company Show Information:    A sweeping fantasy on an intimate scale, “The Estess Flower” takes audiences to the far-away kingdom of Zaramor, where queens and kings rule the land, and curses and magic run rampant. In the midst of all this is a classic story about love and power that is sure…

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Dear White People: The Racism Monologues Set to Music

Lisa Henry Show Information:    Time to have that UGLY CONVERSATION, and hear those uncomfortable truths……….from a Black Woman……with a son.  Recent events in our nation compel us all to take a  hard look in the mirror, and decide what kind of future we ALL want to have – for ourselves and our children.  The…

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Cycle

PK Productions Show Information: Justin is a sexy, talented, musician. He’s so close to getting everything he could possibly want, and Bell, his manager, will do everything she can to make sure she gets it for him. They soon meet Deb, a new musician in town, who could use a little help. Sexy and talented,…

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Criteria

Timothy Mooney Repertory Theatre Show Information: “This was definitely not the 24th century predicted by Star Trek!” “Criteria,” was an Artistic Picks Finalist from Seattle, 2003, and winner of a Jenny-award at the Winnipeg Fringe Festival, 2006: “Stuff like this is what the fringe is all about. See it,” said the Winnipeg Uptown,” while the…

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Conversations Across Time, Culture and Space: Gertrude Stein and June Jordan

Time Warp Theatre Show Information: Presented in a theatrical medium of poetry and prose this highly acclaimed performance consists of conversations between early 20th century modernist writer Gertrude Stein and late 20th Century activist poet June Jordan. These visionaries provide audience members insight into their life as they reflect on timeless issues of race, class and culture using their works, their wit,…

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Companions

Jonathan Robertson/Sound Theater Show Information: The creators of The Audio Cart (Kansas City Fringe Festival, 2014) are excited to present their new work – COMPANIONS, a piece about a woman, her husband, and a TV. When a woman discovers that she can speak with the TV, her marriage, her life, and her reality dissolve into…

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Clowns by the Sea

Byrd Productions Show Information: Come join the flock for their magical,family-friendly adventure on, around, and under the sea. Come see mermaids, synchronized swimming, sharks, and adventure. Maybe even a lovely bunch of coconuts. Bouy will you have fun!   Venue Westport Coffeehouse 4010 PennsylvaniaKansas City, MO 64111 Show Times 7/18- Saturday- 4:30 pm 7/20- Monday-…

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Breakneck Hamlet

Timothy Mooney Repertory Theatre (Prospect Heights, IL) Show Information: Shakespeare’s rip-roaring revenge drama/thriller, in just one hour with just one man! The greatest play of all time, as presented by the actor/adaptor of “The Greatest Speech of All Time,” “Shakespeare’s Histories,” and “Lot o’ Shakespeare!” Thrilling, profound, and still kind of hilarious,”Hamlet” holds the mirror…

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Bond: A Soldier and His Dog

Logan Black Show Information: 2006 was one of the bloodiest years in Operation Iraqi Freedom. Iraqi society fractured and eventually devolved into sectarian violence, Saddam Hussein was executed and a young man with a yellow lab at his side found himself right in the middle of it all. In this one-man show Logan Black will…

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Bird in the Hand

Dave Hanson Show Information: A cinematic immersive experience. Set literally at Union Station where, over three different spaces, three separate cat-and-mouse games interact and cross paths as two brilliant sisters who have created a device that can decrypt anything in the world are hunted by two governments desperate to keep the secrets of the world…

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Best Light

Michelle T. Johnson Show Information: Luke is a talented and successful artist who also works a “day job” as a graphic designer. He and his longtime girlfriend Maya are devoted to each other. The only wrinkle in an otherwise beautiful life is Luke’s bipolar disorder, where taking his medication regularly to keep life in balance…

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The Ballad of Lefty and Crabbe

The Living Room Show Information: In this quirky new musical, comedy partners Lefty and Crabbe are faced with the slow decline of Vaudeville and the rise of Hollywood. Struggling to break into film, they wrestle with pressure to conform to the demands of Hollywood by changing their looks, their act, and possibly leaving their partnership…

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Badder Auditions

Whim Productions Show Information:   After selling out every performance in last year’s KC Fringe Festival, “Bad Auditions” is about to get even Badder! Witness first-hand a twisted version of the audition experience! You’ll see fumbling actors facing a bumbling director while they try to win what might be the role of a lifetime or…

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The Baby Boom Generation: The Greatest Story Ever Told

Cross Currents Culture Show Information:  From sex, drugs, and rock and roll to Viagra, Depends, and…we can’t remember the rest, the life and times of the boomers is celebrated and poked fun at in an evening of comedy sketches, song parodies, and dance numbers. From acid to acid reflux and from Age of Aquarius to…

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The Art is a Lie

Undisclosed Theatre Company Show Information: The Art is a Lie is a thrilling new showcase of short plays with an art theme. Each grapples with immediate, contemporary issues, such as domestic abuse, relationships in a time of technology, commercialism, self-destruction, and of course the ultimate question…What is art? There also may or may not be an…

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Andy

Calvacade Production Company Show Information: A raunchy take on an ancient myth involving small amounts of alcohol, bedroom confrontations, and whale murder. Featuring a full score by up-and-coming composer Caleb Madison. Locally written, acted, and composed.  Venue Union Station City Stage 30 West PershingKansas City, MO 64111 Show Times 7/18 – Saturday – 9:00pm 7/20…

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Amazonia

Timothy Russell Show Information: The Arts Asylum Show Information: Amazonia by Timothy Russell takes a hilarious look at the phenomenon of modern shopping- online! Featuring Walter Coppage, Katie Kalahurka and Wil Andrews-Weiss Parental warning: Some of the material in this show is inappropriate for children under the age of 13.Actually, it is probably inappropriate for people…

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Alphabet Soup: Stories from Queer Voices

Whim Productions Show Information:    The husband of a gay serviceman attends his first Parent-Teacher conference. A pregnant lesbian deals with the gender transition of her partner. An asexual man comes out to his boyfriend. A gender fluid youth searches for a voice. Get four helpings of Alphabet Soup in this hour of theater by…

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After Midnight

Potluck Productions Show Information: Using the same first line, “After midnight,” four playwrights take unique paths in their very different plays: It Takes a Kilt; Resurrecting Michael; MC1R: A Cautionary Tale and Bridges. Their stories tell of choices and life-altering decisions; cloning, crime and consequences; bias and bullying; and forgiveness and redemption. Playwrights include Glendora…

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