Kansas City Actors Theatre is Proud to Announce Season 13!

KCAT’s Season 13 is one of personal passions and an expanded mission. Not only are we proud to be extending our season to five shows, but each show has a personal connection for a member of KCAT or the KC theatre community. A tangled murder mystery. A family in fallout. A mad king. A lonely romantic. A night where a past love comes to call. These five stories have touched our artists’ souls, and we’re excited to share the stories that live up to our mission: Great Actors. Smart Plays.

For a limited time, you can get your 5-show Season 13 subscription for just $10 more than last season’s 4-show package! That’s an extra show for just $10! Order before April 24th to get the best possible pricing on your Season 13 subscription.  Call the Central Ticket Office at 816-235-6222 or use the links below to purchase your subscription now!

KCAT Season 13 Subscriptions Before April 24 After April 24
Preview Performances $111 $130
Regular Anytime $144 $180
Senior Anytime (60+) $128 $155
Millennial Anytime (Under 30) $81 $105

And Then There Were None

by Agatha Christie
Dates: August 9-27, 2017
Location: H&R Block City Stage at Union Station
Director: John Rensenhouse

Ten suspicious and malicious souls are alone on an island when murder ensues in Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None. Considered by many to be Christie’s masterpiece, she described it as her most difficult mystery to write. It’s the ultimate stylish, witty, and nerve-wracking whodunit with a built-in puzzle that keeps you guessing. If you liked our production of The Mousetrap in 2012, you’ll love And Then There Were None.

A Lie of the Mind

by Sam Shepard
Dates: September 13 – October 1, 2017
Location: H&R Block City Stage at Union Station
Director: Cinnamon Schultz

This story of two families linked by an act of violence is marked by Shepard’s measured humor, heart, and steady eye in examining humanity’s potential for both compassion and destruction. This play’s first off-Broadway production in 1985 won both the Drama Desk Award and the New York Drama Critic’s Circle Award for Best Play. It is generally considered to be among Shepard’s greatest works, and our starry cast of leading local talent will provide a showcase of tour-de-force performances.

King Lear

by William Shakespeare
(in partnership with UMKC Theatre)
Dates: October 13 – 22, 2017
Location: Spencer Theater in James Olson Performing Arts Center
Director: Ed Stern

October delivers a new take on Shakespeare’s King Lear, directed by two-time Tony Award winner Ed Stern. 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.

Sea Marks

by Gardner McKay
Dates: January 10 – 28, 2018
Location: H&R Block City Stage at Union Station
Director: Jan Rogge

Like last season’s My Old Lady, 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 David Hare
Dates: May 23 – June 10, 2018
Location: H&R Block City Stage at Union Station
Director: Darren Sextro

Sparks of another sort fly in the final show of the season. Abandoned love and clashing social views collide with wit and wisdom when an older, successful restaurateur comes to visit his much younger former mistress, a schoolteacher in a poor London neighborhood. Over the course of the evening (and the on-stage preparation of an actual meal), they revisit what brought them together and pushed them apart in this love affair that, strangely enough, reflects our world today. One of David Hare’s finer works, Skylight has won both the Olivier Award for best play and a Tony Award for Best Revival.