Performing Arts

Performing Arts

Unicorn Theatre’s ‘The Oldest Boy’ falls short of its ambitions

The Unicorn Theatre opened its 2015-2016 season with a fine production of the oddly indecisive “The Oldest Boy,” by celebrated playwright Sarah Ruhl. The play wishes to be an imaginatively theatrical meditation on the interconnections among parenting, spirituality and mentorship. Its structure is unconventional and the ideas it touches on aspire to be provocative — but it fails to do much with that promise.

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Comic actor T.J. Miller: An oddball among oddballs

T.J. Miller’s unmistakable voice can be heard in the animated films “Big Hero 6” and “How to Train Your Dragon,” and his non-cartoon self has become the quotable star of the HBO series “Silicon Valley,”  Now the 34-year-old performer will unleash his formidable comedic voice in Kansas City, when the Oddball Comedy and Curiosity Festival stops at Starlight Theatre on Friday night.

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