Fishtank Summer

The Fishtank will present two shows this summer, "Mask of the Broken Heart" by Stephanie Roberts and "An Adult Evening of Shel Silverstein" by Shel Silverstein. Directed by Heidi Van.

"Mask of the Broken Heart" will run for it's third reprise after debuting in August of 2010 at the Fishtank. When private dick, Ray Meridian, takes on a case for Lillian Mallicoat, the daughter of a famous Kansas City tractor baron, he confronts a mysterious past involving scandal, supernaturalism, and his own lost love. Written & performed by Stephanie Roberts, Directed by Fishtank Curator Heidi Van.

Stephanie Roberts, the creator of Boom! and recent Charlotte St. Foundation Generative Artist awardee, combines genres in her new film-noir style, one-woman mask play.

This virtuosic thriller combines humor, pathos and beauty while paying tribute to classic film and contemporary Commedia dell’Arte. Roberts plays 13 characters in this original play made possible by an Inspiration Grant from the Arts Council of Metropolitan Kansas City. photo credit: Matthew Collins


The Fishtank will present "An Adult Evening of Shel Silverstein" as its official entry of the 2013 Kansas City Fringe Festival. The ten imaginative plays in this collection range widely in content, but the style is unmistakable. Directed by Heidi Van & featuring the 2013 Fishtank Acting Apprentices. 

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