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I’m Not Rappaport

by Herb Gardner
Directed by Dennis Hennessy
August 10 – 28, 2016
City Stage at Union Station

Granvile O’Neal
Victor Raider-Wexler
Mark Robbins
Cheryl Weaver
Logan Black
Amy Attaway

and Brian Huther

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Winner of the Tony Award and one of Broadway’s longest-running plays in its original run, I’m Not Rappaport is set under a bridge in Central Park, where two octogenarians regularly meet. Nat is a cantankerous Communist whose daughter is urging him into the old folk’s home. Midge, an apartment superintendent, spends his days in the park hiding from his disgruntled tenants. If you loved The Gin Game last season, this will be a welcome return to that type of warm and cranky storytelling.

“Mr. Gardner, like his onstage heroes, stubbornly continues to say what he thinks.”
– Frank Rich, The New York Times

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I’m Not Rappaport

8/10/2016 - 8/28/2016


A Streetcar Named Desire

9/7/2016 - 9/25/2016


My Old Lady

1/11/2017 - 1/29/2017


The Realistic Joneses

5/24/2017 - 6/11/2017

Most Recent Production

The Island

by Athol Fugard
Directed by Walter Coppage
March 9 – 27, 2016

City Stage at Union Station

Featuring Damron Russel Armstrong & Teddy Trice

The Island  is Robben Island, South Africa’s notorious prison, where John and Winston are political prisoners and cellmates. After absurdly grueling days laboring under the sun, they return to their dark cell to rehearse a makeshift performance of Sophocles’ play Antigone. Rehearsals in the cramped cell will test their friendship and strain their resilience in this gripping, vivid portrait of apartheid-era struggle.

Great actors.  Smart plays.

The Actors Theatre brings professional drama to Kansas City, in a vibrant presentation for the virtual age.

The Theatre, formed by a veteran collective of artists, reimagines modern classics, sometimes in settings across the city. A war story at the National WWI Museum … a meditation on death at the Muehlebach Funeral Home.  For our 12th Season, however, all performances will be held in H&R Block City Stage at Union Station!

Regardless of location, each production is an experience, bringing the actors and their words into focus. Nearly all income goes to pay the best local actors, designers and technicians, so that the art of theatre can flourish in Kansas City.

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