by Gardner McKay
Directed by Jan Rogge
January 10 – 28, 2018
H&R Block City Stage at Union Station
and Darren Kennedy
Like KCAT’s production of My Old Lady last season, this romantic comedy examines loving relationships in all their complications. It’s the story of a fisherman from a remote Irish island who falls in love with a woman he’s seen only once. As he attempts to woo her by mail, she falls in love with his words. As these two people from very different worlds meet, they realize they must also reflect on what it is to know who they are and where they belong.
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.
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.