Friday, September 25, 2015

Heaven and Hell

October 1,2,3
Multiple performances nightly
Advance purchase required
Http://heavenandhell.brownpapertickets.com

Heaven and Hell adapts the story of The Picture of Dorian Gray and The Fisherman and His Soul, by Oscar Wilde. With limited spoken dialogue and set in the studios of 1715-1717 Wyandotte including The Aquarium, The Fishtank, Heidi Van's private studio and Peregrine Honig's private studio, audience travels with a narrative guide through the spaces. 

Heaven and Hell's presentational form is considered promenade theatre, in which the audience walks through a variety of theatrically designed rooms, as well as environmental theatre, in which the physical location, rather than being a traditional playhouse, is an imitation of the actual setting.

Conceived and directed by Heidi Van. Presented in collaboration with UMKC Theatre as part of the UMKC Intensive Theatre Project. 

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Bond: A Soldier and His Dog by Logan Black



2015 KC FRINGE Festival hit remounts at the Fishtank Performance Studio in the Crossroads September 18-27.

"To call this show affecting is an understatement...poignant...healing."
-2015 Fringe Festival Review of Bond, Robert Trussell, KC STAR 

2006 was one of the bloodiest years in Operation Iraqi Freedom. Iraqi society fractured and eventually devolved into sectarian violence, Saddam Hussein was executed and a young man with a yellow lab at his side found himself right in the middle of it all. 

In his one-man show, Logan Black tells the story of the bond created between K-9 and handler based on his experience as a Specialized Search Dog Handler, and the year he spent working with SSD Diego in the Al Anbar province of Iraq.

BOND received the “Best of Fringe” for during the 2015 KC Fringe Festival and was performed at the Unicorn Theatre Jerome Stage.  The Fishtank production maintains the heart of the fringe show and has expanded to 60 min.

Performances run September 18-27. Friday & Saturday at 8pmSunday at 2pm. Tickets are $20 online in advance at http://bond.brownpapertickets.com.

About the Playwright/performer.

Logan Black was a member of the Utah National Guard while he attended the acting conservatory at the University of Utah. During his senior year he was called to active duty and suspended his training. Five years later, after meeting Diego and serving in Iraq, Logan returned to undergrad and completed his Bachelors in Fine Arts. He spent two years acting in Chicago and regional theaters before attending the University of Missouri at Kansas City to earn his Masters in Fine Acting in Acting & Directing. He is a proud member of the Actor Equity Association, the union of professional actors and stage managers.

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

"A ROMP THROUGH VERONA" Sept 9 - 11


TICKETS ON SALE NOW!!!


Sept 9-11 at the Fishtank!!!

7:30PM  $10 - 20 



Based on Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, Hyperion Theatre Company spins the classic story of star crossed lovers into a hilarious romp, weaving your favorite characters from commedia and our past shows into the streets of Verona. There may even be a few bits of the bard spoken here and there, between the dancing zebras and the Magician and his tricks. This show is dedicated to the memory of Angelo Mei, and performances will benefit The Community Storehouse in Ridgeway, Virginia. The production features Nina Ashe, Natalie Colton, Tristan Colton, Jonathan Hicks, and Michael Pauley with production management by Derick Lugo.


Kansas City performances will be held at Fishtank Performance Studio

*This show does contain adult language. 

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