photos by Brian Paulette

St. Nicholas

by Conor McPherson
Location: The Buffalo Room (817 Wesport Rd., KCMO)
Director: Dennis Hennessy

Featuring: Victor Raider-Wexler

“I can’t deny I was invested in the emotional journey. St. Nicholas is an engaging tale laced with vibrant images and memorable scenes.”

“As usual, Raider-Wexler is great.”

“I attended the opening night… I was also attending the closing night of the show, though I didn’t know it at the time.”

 – Liz Cook, The Pitch

Public Health Update:

The KCAT artistic Board has decided to end our current run of “St. Nicholas.” This decision, made with a heavy heart but in absolute solidarity with our theater friends who have had to make similar difficult decisions in recent days, is a practical one demanded by the current public health crisis. Although our audiences fall below the threshold of 50 now mandated by Kansas City, we feel this is the right thing to do.

This production will return in the coming months, again in partnership with our great venue partners at The Buffalo Room, to showcase the grand work of Victor Raider-Wexler under the direction of Dennis Hennessy. Dates to be determined.

For those who already had tickets, please contact Central Ticket Office in the coming days at 816-235-6222 to exchange for a future KCAT production, to request a refund, or to donate your ticket price back to KCAT. (We will also reach out to all future ticket holders.)

“St. Nicholas” is a harrowing and semi-comic barroom tragedy of theatre, obsession, and vampires. Conor McPherson’s tale finds a washed-up theatre critic regaling the audience with the odyssey of his highs, his dregs, and how his infatuation and addiction drove him to the very limit of the supernatural and his soul. Featuring Victor Raider-Wexler (“Morning’s at Seven,” “And Then There Were None,” “The Gin Game”) under the direction of Dennis Hennessy (“Morning’s at Seven,” “I’m Not Rappaport,” “The Gin Game”).

The full Westport Flea Market food and drink menu is available – right at your table and seat – starting an hour before the show and up until showtime, with drink service at intermission. This event has been specially staffed for our guests, so if you plan on eating or drinking at the show, we ask that you come early and order in the Buffalo Room from your tableside server.

Director – Dennis Hennessy