Updated: July 28, 2021
As KCAT lays the groundwork for a return to a full season of live theatre in 2022, we are coming back to the stage with two live, in-person, non-season special productions this this fall and early next year.
The first of our special plays is an original commission titled “Four Children,” presented in conjunction with the Auschwitz exhibit at Union Station. “Four Children” tells four powerful stories of survival in the face of genocide from around the world, and promises to be a memorable, profound, and ultimately uplifting experience. Four Children will perform October 7-24 at Union Station’s City Stage.
This will be followed in January by a full production of Molière’s “The Pests,” newly translated and adapted by UMKC professor Dr. Felicia Londré as part of the city-wide celebration, “KC MOlière: 400 in 2022.” “The Pests” follows the hilarious travails of a French nobleman desperately trying—in the face of continuous interruption—to be on time for a rendezvous with the object of his affection. When we performed this delightful story last March as a virtual reading, the enthusiastic audience response persuaded our Artistic Committee to mount a full and lively production! “The Pests” will perform January 12-24 at Union Station’s City Stage.
Finally, Kansas City Actors Radio Theatre—featuring classic radio plays, original scripts, and some special fun featuring top Kansas City area theatre artists—continues every Friday at noon on KKFI 90.1 FM with episodes then available on all major podcast platforms.
Tickets to “Four Children” and “The Pests” are now on sale: Click Here