Performing Arts

‘The Butcher’s Son’ tells the story of one family’s journey

Vi Tran, a Kansas City actor and songwriter, has created a theater piece with music to tell how his family immigrated from Vietnam and became Americans. “The Butcher’s Son” begins performances Wednesday and runs through Aug. 18 at the Buffalo Room in Westport Flea Market.

Fringe Festival

Obie-winning playwright/actor John Clancy makes KC Fringe debut

Clancy, the Obie-winning co-founder of the New York International Fringe Festival, writes plays that challenge virtually every concept inherent in conventional theater. So when Clancy and his wife and artistic partner Nancy Walsh agreed to perform a group of his early plays at KC Fringe, it meant that audiences would get a taste of what he's been doing for decades. And they might get a new appreciation for what “fringe” theater really is.