Join us at the 2017 Brouhaha!

Join the fun, Sunday November 12th, at The Gallery. Help keep Actors Theatre alive while you enjoy food, drinks, silent auction and entertainment!

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Now Playing

King Lear

by William Shakespeare
Presented in Partnership with UMKC Theatre
Directed by Ryan Artzberger
October 13 – 22, 2017
Spencer Theatre in the James Olson Performing Arts Center

Featuring Theodore Swetz, Mark Robbins, Peggy Friesen, Logan Black, Heather Michele Lawler, Amy Billroth-Maclurg, Chelsea Kinser, Khalif Gillett, Charlie Spillers, Ken Sandberg, Duncan McIntyre, Jason Francescon, Freddy Acevedo, and Jay Love.

October delivers a new take on Shakespeare’s King Lear, starring Theodore Swetz with a cast that includes Mark Robbins, Peggy Friesen and Logan Black, this classic tale of tragic hubris, sibling rivalry, and heated passions will be produced in a renewed partnership between KCAT and UMKC Theatre. We’re excited to introduce bright new talents alongside some of the city’s finest veteran actors, all of it in service to one of the Bard’s finest works.

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And Then There Were None

8/9/2017 - 8/27/2017

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A Lie of the Mind

9/13/2017 - 10/1/2017

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King Lear

10/13/2017 - 10/22/2017

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Sea Marks

1/10/2018 - 1/28/2018

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Skylight

5/23/2018 - 6/10/2018

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Photos by Mike Tsai

A Lie of the Mind

by Sam Shepard
Directed by Cinnamon Schultz
Sept 13 – Oct 1, 2017
City Stage at Union Station

Featuring
Forrest Attaway, Hillary Clemens, Gary Neal Johnson, Merle Moores, Brian Paulette, Jan Rogge, Christina Schafer, & Jake Walker

"Schultz keeps her eye on the ball, articulating Shepard’s themes with utmost clarity. And her actors deliver the goods... Shepard’s work will haunt some viewers for days, months and years."

− Robert Trussell, KCStudio

"...it’s hard not to read this production — sensuously acted and staged with languid, indulgent images by director Cinnamon Schultz — as a eulogy in performance form."

− Liz Cook, The Pitch

"KCAT's latest drama 'A Lie of the Mind' by Sam Shepard... gives vivid life to the traditional ideals of the American heartland... KCAT shines, yet again, in this 'not to be missed' production"

− Paul Bolton, Broadway World

"Cinnamon Shultz directs this show with reverence... All in all, the Kansas City Actors Theatre has pulled together a compelling reason to get over to Union Station’s City Stage."

− Bec Pennington, PerformInk

Great actors.  Smart plays.

Formed by a veteran collective of artists, the Actors Theatre brings professional drama to Kansas City, in a vibrant presentation for the virtual age.  Each production is an experience, bringing the actors and their words into focus.

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.

Nearly all income goes to pay the best local actors, designers and technicians, so that the art of theatre can flourish in Kansas City.