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The Living Room brings back three shows from Kansas City Fringe Festival

Amy Attaway and Seth Macchi in “The Ballad of Lefty and Crabbe” at the Living Room.
Amy Attaway and Seth Macchi in “The Ballad of Lefty and Crabbe” at the Living Room.

The Living Room, at 1818 McGee St., will offer a one-night reprise Monday of the three shows the downtown theater hosted during the Kansas City Fringe Festival.

The festival, which wrapped up Sunday, presented scores of performances at venues in midtown, downtown and the Crossroads. The Living Room has a history of bringing back Fringe shows for limited runs.

The schedule of tonight’s back-to-back performances:

▪ “ThisThatThen,” written and directed by Bryan Moses, 7-8:30 p.m. This three-part love story depicts two people in their 20s — played by Jake Walker and Nicole Marie Green — who meet by chance and form a relationship that consists of periodic meetings at a park bench. Eventually they meet again as middle-aged people, played by Scott Cordes and Jennifer Mays. Moses is the Living Room’s associate artistic director.

▪ “The Grave” by Forrest Attaway, 8:45-9:45 p.m. Peggy Friesen, Amy Attaway and Seth Macchi are featured in this dark comedy about a unique burial ceremony in which the deceased has instructed that his ex-wife and his much younger girlfriend both be present if they hope to divide a considerable inheritance.

▪ “The Ballad of Lefty and Crabbe,” a musical by Macchi, Brian Huther and Ben Auxier about the latter days of vaudeville. This show was the Living Room’s best-attended Fringe production. Jerry Genochio, Kansas City Repertory Theatre’s producing director, staged the piece. The performance is scheduled to begin at 10 p.m.

Tickets cost $10 per show or $25 for all three. For more information call the Living Room at 816-533-5857 or go to http://www.thelivingroomkc.com.

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