Photos by Brian Paulette

Three Viewings

by Jeffrey Hatcher
Directed by Melinda McCrary
October 22–November 10, 2013

Staged at the Muehlebach Funeral Home

Jeannie Averill
David Fritts
& Katie Gilchrist


With support from the
John C. Griswold Foundation

Funeral parlors are somber places with odd pockets of hilarity”, Hatcher says of his play. Three Viewings speaks truths for anyone who has, in the wake of loss, uttered the inner monologue of wild confession that can follow.

Common wisdom says that funerals are for the living. The dead take their secrets with them and the living are left to fret about what was and was not shared—a fresh set of secrets. In a mid-western funeral home, we meet Emil, a lovelorn funeral director with hidden depths of heart, Mac, a vivacious woman with a covert agenda and Virginia, whose husband’s death leaves her with a new “view” into the love of her life.

Director – Melinda McCrary
Costume Design – Georgianna Londre-Buchanan
Sound Design –  Melinda McCrary, Jim Mitchell
Stage Manager – Jim Mitchell

“…if you appreciate good acting, ‘Three Viewings’ will not disappoint.”
— Robert Trussell, The Kansas City Star  (full review no longer available)

“Unique theatre experience comes with KCAT’s new production.”
— The Examiner  (full review)

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