Death and the Maiden
by Ariel Dorfman
Directed by Cinnamon Schultz
January 9 – 27, 2019
City Stage at Union Station
& Robert Gibby Brand
A one-time political prisoner now living in isolation is convinced she recognizes the voice of a good Samaritan as that of the tormentor from her captivity. Can it truly be the same man? At once global and intimate, this bracing Olivier Award-winning play that has become a contemporary classic considers both the social and personal implications of abuse and retribution that remain relevant today. Directed by Cinnamon Schultz after her deeply-felt production of Sam Shepard’s “A Lie of the Mind” last season, this gripping story of guilt, suspicion and revenge will be unforgettable.
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.
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