Central Standard Theatre founder Bob Paisley will present five plays at this summers KC Fringe festival, including performances by artists from California and Adelaide, Australia. The KC Fringe offerings, Paisley said, will be like the British Invasion but with better weather.
The Living Room stages the strengths of Hurlyburly, an absorbing play about men and the women they fear
Strong performances in David Rabe's dramatic comedy Hurlyburly capture the madness of drug-addled Hollywood hustlers a generation ago. The play shows its age, but the Living Room production, directed by Bryan Moses, delivers strong performances.
Feel the heat: Spinning Tree opens steamy ‘Hello Again,’ the Living Room stokes a volatile ‘Hurlyburly’
Spinning Tree Theatre opens the sexy musical ‘Hello, Again,’ based on a 1900 play about a succession of casual sex encounters, and the Living Room opens David Rabe’s drug-drenched opus on Hollywood showbiz hustlers, ‘Hurlyburly.’
Lanford Wilson's Burn This invites the audience to dive headlong into a world of raw emotion, insoluble grief and explosive passion. It is far from a perfect play, but it has vitality and provides great material for talented actors.
Kansas City Repertory Theatre delivers a superior production of David Mamets classic American Buffalo. Director Jerry Genochio and his splendid cast see the play as a comedy of manners.
Carousel opened fundraising doors for the Living Room, and now it is staging two shows, Burn This and Hurlyburly, simultaneously. Artistic director Rusty Sneary hopes that doing something so audacious will lure more people to the companys home near 18th and McGee.
It’s a safe bet that KC’s downtown area has more live theater than you’re used to.