Equus

Equus

Dr. Martin Dysart, a psychiatrist, is confronted with Alan Strang, a boy who has blinded six horses in a violent fit of passion. This very passion is as foreign to Dysart as the act itself. To the boy's parents it is a hideous mystery; Alan has always adored horses. To Dysart it is a psychological puzzle that leads both doctor and patient to a complex and disturbingly dramatic confrontation. This international success reached new acclaim in London and on Broadway when revived in 2008.

Directed by Jeff Church
March 25 - April 19
est running time 135 minutes

WARNING
This production contains adult language, adult situations, violence, cigarette smoke, and NUDITY.

Coming Soon


LOVE SONG

In repertory May 22-June 28

Love Song

Beane is an exile from life—an oddball. His well-meaning sister, Joan, and brother-in-law, Harry, try and make time for him in their busy lives, but no one can get through. Following a burglary on Beane's apartment, Joan is baffled to find her brother blissfully happy and tries to unravel the story behind his mysterious new love, Molly. Funny, enchanting and wonderfully touching, John Kolvenbach's offbeat comedy is a rhapsody to the power of love in all its forms.

Directed by Katie Gilchrist
May 22nd- June 28th

On An Average Day

In repertory May 22-June 28

On An Average Day

The action is set in the kitchen of a small house in upstate New York, the home of the acutely lonely Robert. The place is piled high with old newspapers, and something is rotting so horribly in the fridge that the simple task of extracting a beer poses a major health risk. Robert is clearly in desperate trouble. Then his older brother Jack arrives, as neat and controlled as his sibling is wild and unraveled. A West End hit starring Woody Harrelson and Kyle MacLachlan, ON AN AVERAGE DAY is a mystery play, a moving psychological drama and a black comedy, a thrill ride full of twists and turns.

Directed by Scott Cordes

Past Performances


Eurydice

Eurydice

In Eurydice, Sarah Ruhl reimagines the classic myth of Orpheus through the eyes of its heroine. Dying too young on her wedding day, Eurydice must journey to the underworld, where she reunites with her father and struggles to remember her lost love. With contemporary characters, ingenious plot twists, and breathtaking visual effects, the play is a fresh look at a timeless love story.

"Rhapsodically beautiful. A weird and wonderful new play... an inexpressibly moving theatrical fable about love, loss and the pleasures and pains of memory.

The New York Times

"Exhilarating!! A luminous retelling of the Orpheus myth, lush and limpid as a dream where both author and audience swim in the magical, sometimes menacing, and always thrilling flow of the unconscious."
The New Yorker
Directed by Natalie Liccardello
Jan 30th – Feb 22nd 2015

Columbus Day

Columbus Day

A world premiere play by Forrest Attaway. A young woman faced with an unexpected pregnancy strikes out on her own to keep the child, all the while fighting a potentially dark future while struggling with an even darker past. Attaway’s uniquely uncanny interpretation of the human condition is both poetic and poignant.

Directed by Bryan Moses
Oct 10th – Nov 2nd 2014

Master of the Universe

Master of the Universe

Master of the Universe is the story of a discharged soldier with a mysterious disability, trying to win the love of his childhood sweetheart. A science fiction retelling of Büchner's WOYZECK, infused with the spirit and music of Nina Simone, Master of the Universe, leads us through the epic labyrinth of a destructive mind whose only salvation is love or death or both.

"Tirelessly, you fight for Life. Love. Marie. Hell, I'd fight for it too, I really would, but Life, I'm sorry to say, Victor, is nothing more than an accident, albeit a beautiful one..."

- Ani played by Vanessa Severo

Written and directed by Kyle Hatley
June 12 - 29 2014
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The Pitch Best of KC 2013

Critic's Choice Award Winner!

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Reviews
Frida

Vanessa Severo's show on Frida Kahlo an impressive look at a hard life well-lived
by Robert Trussell of KC Star

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Frida Kahlo Comes Alive In The Living Room's 'Frida...A Self Portrait'
by Steve Walker of KCUR

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Fat Pig

The Living Room finds the tender parts in LaBute's gamy Fat Pig
By Liz Cook of The Pitch

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The world of 'Fat Pig' is cold, aggressive and heartbreaking
by Robert Trussell of KC Star

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