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.

Fringe Festival

Saturday at KC Fringe: An irreverent comedy and three short plays

Terrific comic performances by Kenna Hall, Melissa Fennewald and Ellen Kirk enliven the bare-bones acerbic farce “(Virgin.),” about a girl’s journey from childhood to adolescence. Meanwhile, “Girl on Girl” showcases the work of three local African-American playwrights, “Dueling Doulas” by Cynthia Hardeman, “To Bed” by Teresa Leggard and “Riding Backwards” by Michelle T. Johnson.

Fringe Festival

KC Fringe fills stages with the new, the funny, the zany

Ready or not, KC Fringe is back. The annual polyglot of actors, dancers, strippers, comedians, jugglers, ranters, poets, playwrights, storytellers, musicians, filmmakers, visual artists and performers who defy easy classification will, for the next 11 days, dominate venues in downtown, midtown and the Crossroads district.

Fringe Festival