Kansas City is an art town. While the term art can be vague and general, in our city’s case, it is broad and all encompassing. And, it includes the theater. One of our brightest gems is the Kansas City Repertory Theater. If you haven’t been to a KCRep show, then it is time to call your baby sitter and grab tickets to one of this spring’s shows!
This spring, KCRep is honoring strong women everywhere, be they community leaders, artists, CEP’s, entrepreneurs, students, or stay-at-home-moms. They’re spring series features five plays by five female playwrights, all of which celebrate the strength, intelligence, and bravery of women everywhere.
Indecent kicks off the spring line up. This emotionally-intimate Broadway sensation was written by Pulitzer-prize-winning playwright Paula Vogel. Indecent is inspired by the 1923 Broadway debut of Sholem Asch’s Yiddish drama “God of Vengeance” and the controversy swirling around its themes and censorship. The show is running now through February 10 at the Spencer Theater. It is a co-production with Arena Stage and Baltimore Center Stage, directed by former KCRep artistic director Eric Rosen, with choreography by Erika Chong Shuch and music direction and original music by Alexander Sovronsky.
Kansas City Moms Blog was invited to attend a dress rehearsal for Indecent, and what a stunning performance! The show is beautiful and devastatingly timely in its exploration of issues such as immigration and anti-Semitism. Despite the biting humor that is woven in, we were all moved to tears multiple times through the show. This is a powerful show that should not be missed! Grab your tickets before they sell out, and use code MOMS to receive $10 off each ticket.
Running February 22 through March 17, is the off-Broadway hit School Girls; Or, The African Mean Girls Play. Written by Jocelyn Bioh and directed by KCRep’s Artistic Associate/Resident Director, Chip Miller, this reimagining of Tina Fey’s Mean Girls is a loving exploration of the real lives of young African women trying to negotiate the confusion around Western ideas of beauty.
Pride and Prejudice will run at the Spencer Theater March 22 through April 14, 2019. Written for the stage by Kate Hamill, this celebrated adaptation of Jane Austen’s novel will be directed by Associate Artistic Director Marissa Wolf, who recently departed the KCRep to become Artistic Director at Portland Center Stage at the Armory.
Written by 2018 Foundation Actress-in-Residence Vanessa Severo, Frida – A Self Portrait will run from April 19-May 19, as part of the OriginKC: New Works Festival at the Copaken Stage. Running in repertory with Friday is playwright Dipika Guha’s Unreliable.
KCRep is offering any three-play packet for only $129. Patrons are welcome to pick any three of the five remaining shows for that one low price.
For more information, visit them online or call the box office at 816-235-2700. Don’t forget to use code MOMS for your discount for bring a KCMB reader!