"The African Company Presents Richard III"
Directed by Sidonie Garrett
Produced by The Black Repertory Theatre of Kansas City, The Heart of America Shakespeare Festival and the Fishtank.
Forty years before Lincoln ended slavery, and fifty years before black Americans earned the right to vote, the first black theatrical group, was putting on plays in a downtown Manhattan theater to which both blacks and whites audiences flocked. When their competition, Stephen Price, an uptown, Broadway-type impersario, decides to Produce Richard III at the same time, the African company must decide whether to close their doors or “Play on”.
TICKETS: General Admission: $30 (Guaranteed Seating – available online only)
Senior Citizens: $25 at the door
Student: $10 at the door
Teddy Trice as James Hewlett
Rufus Burns as William Henry Brown
George Forbes as Papa Shakespeare
Amber McKinnon as Anne
Meredith Wolfe as Sarah
Andy Perkins as Constable
Ben Auxier as Price
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PRESIDENTIAL BRIEFS by Ry Kincaid
with opening act FIRST LADY PARTS
curated by Heidi Van
7pm First Friday, November 4
7pm Saturday, November 5
7pm Sunday, November 6
7pm Monday, November 7
All TICKETS $10 (clicking ticket tab above will get you to the online box office!)
Presidential Briefs is a one-man musical production, featuring 44 original songs about each and every U.S. President, performed in just under an hour. Composer/performer Ry Kincaid plays a teacher who gives the class a historical, hysterical, bipartisan, and bitchin' lesson on every Commander-in-Chief.
First Lady Parts, curated by Heidi Van, is a brief opening act that pays homage to the women who broke the mold and broke the ceiling!
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BEEN FINN by Phil Kinen
Once again, from the outrageous mind of Phil Kinen, who paired Huck Finn with Peter Pan in last year’s Fringe hit Never Ever After, comes another unconventional Huck Finn tale.
Playing at a variety of "Catch It" Times:
Thursday, November 10, at 7:30pm
Friday, November 11, at 6pm & 9pm
Saturday, November 12 at 2:00pm, 5:30pm & 9pm
Sunday, November 13 at 11am, 2pm & 8pm
Tuesday, November 15 at 7pm.
All tickets are $10. See ticket tab above!
BEEN FINN is the story of a middle-aged Huck Finn meeting for the first time his 20-year old bastard son, Benjamin Franklin Rushforth. In their banter of blood lines, imagined friends, lost youth, and kite flying; the estranged pair unearth the ills and inherit sins of their heritage. Father and son desperately seek absolution and reconciliation by the discovery of the one compelling aspect they both mysteriously mirror.