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A Song of Love and Death

by Mitch Brian
Newly Adapted from the novel by Bram Stoker
Directed by John Rensenhouse
October 12 – 21, 2018
Spencer Theatre, UMKC

A co-production with UMKC Theatre

Josh LeBrun, Kip Niven, Khalif Gillett, Emilie Karas, Chelsea Kinser, Jason Francescon, Yetunde Felix-Ukwu, Freddy Acevedo, Marianne McKenzie, Lauren Moore & Dayton Hollis

Sensuous. Seductive. Sinister. Kansas City Actors Theatre presents its first-ever original production in this fresh adaptation, commissioned by Kansas City Actors Theatre, of Bram Stoker’s gothic classic, “Dracula.” Produced in partnership with UMKC Theatre, this classic tale of obsession and desire arrives just in time for the Halloween season. Directed by John Rensenhouse after his record-breaking KCAT production of Agatha Christie’s “And Then There Were None” last season, “Dracula” promises wickedly delicious fun, thrills, theatrical magic and intense performances.


Blithe Spirit

8/8/2018 - 8/26/2018


A Moon for the Misbegotten

9/12/2018 - 9/30/2018



10/12/2018 - 10/21/2018


Death and the Maiden

1/9/2019 - 1/27/2019

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A Moon for the Misbegotten

by Eugene O’Neill
Directed by Mark Robbins
September 12 – 30, 2018
City Stage at Union Station

Brian Paulette
Ashley Pankow
Victor Raider-Wexler
Chris Roady
Charlie Spillers

Kansas City Actors Theatre returns to the Tyrone family from our 2013 production “Long Day’s Journey Into Night” in Eugene O’Neill’s final play, “A Moon for the Misbegotten.” KCAT artist Brian Paulette re-inhabits the role of Jamie Tyrone as he visits a recently-inherited tenement farm. There he connects with the salty Irish farmer Phil Hogan and his larger-than-life daughter, Josie. In a moving exploration of humanity at its basest and most beautiful, Jamie fights to come to grips with what he perceives to be his wasted life, while Josie faces her own long hidden desires, and the two lost souls spend an evening under the moonlight where the raw intensity of their true feelings is revealed. A rare sympathetic turn from the Nobel Laureate and Pulitzer Prize-winning O’Neill, this play offers powerful reflections on desire, family and sacrifice.

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Our mission is to showcase the finest talents of Kansas City’s professional theatre community by bringing our audiences exceptional, artist-driven productions of classic and modern classic plays.

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