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Robert Trussell
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Casey Bill Weldon, a prolific songwriter and slide-guitar pioneer in the 1930s, will at long last receive a headstone because of a yearslong effort by Kansas City-area music enthusiasts as well as contributions from two organizations, Folk Alliance International and the Killer Blues Headstone Project.
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"Equus" at the Living Room. #theater   #theatre   #kansascity   #livingroom   #arts   #drama  
The Living Room’s inventive production of Peter Shaffer’s award-winning play, which runs through April 19, showcases strong work by talented actors but can’t really disguise the toll age has taken on Shaffer’s symbolic pychological drama.
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The Heart of America Shakespeare Festival in its first indoor production takes on the problematic comedy, “The Merchant of Venice,” which combines the ugliness of anti-Semitism with young lovers trying to break free from social strictures.
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'White Rabbit Red Rabbit' in Kansas CIty. #theater   #theatre   #fringe   #experimental   #iran   #edinburgh   #kansascity  
KC Fringe presents a unique play by an Iranian writer that turns an evening of theater into a complicit act between an actor, the playwright and an audience.
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"Jitney" at the MET in KC: #theater   #theatre   #kansascity   #drama   #folkmusic   #folklore   #africanamerican   #slavetrade  
Frank Higgins’ play, set in the Great Depression, is a speculative work of fiction based on real events that is by turns impressive, poignant, anachronistic and unconvincing.
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"Jitney" at the MET. #kansascity   #africanamerican   #pulitzer   #augustwilson   #theater   #theatre   #drama   #pittsburgh  
August Wilson’s play about a gypsy taxi station in Pittsburgh benefits from a convincing physical production and memorable performances by some of the best African-American actors in Kansas City.
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All theater all the time in April in KC. #theater   #theatre   #drama   #musicals   #broadway   #contemporary   #arts   #kansascity  
Area community theaters and professional companies are offering a smorgasbord of live performances this month, everything from Broadway musicals to serious dramas and everything in between.
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"Hair: Retrospection" makes for indelible theater at KC Rep. #theater   #theatre   #kcrep   #kansascity   #kansascity   #broadway   #hair   #arts  
Director Eric Rosen takes an unorthodox approach with “Hair: Retrospection,” a celebration of a classic musical that captured the zeitgeist of the country at a time of radical change. Rosen brings it into the present by constructing a risky show that could have collapsed under its own weight -- but never does.
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Shakespeare alert! Heart of America Shakespeare Festival stages "The Merchant of Venice" at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City & Johnson County Community College. #theater #theatre #shakespeare #antisemitism #jewish #arts #kansascity  
The Heart of America Shakespeare Festival teams up with the Jewish Community Center and Johnson County Community College to present a rare local production of the Bard’s comedy.
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Unicorn Theatre in KC opens "Women Playing Hamlet," a "rolling world premiere" from the National New Play Network. #theater   #theatre   #kansascity   #shakespeare   #arts   #hamlet   #unicorn  
A comedy by William Missouri Downs at the Unicorn Theatre plays like an elaborate series of inside jokes for theater students but fails to make a coherent point about gender, Shakespeare or “Hamlet.”
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Tony Kushner on AIDS, 'Angels in America,' TV as an art form, his unfinished historical stage epic and the legacy of Reaganism. #kansascity   #kansascitystar   #theatre   #theater   #lincoln   #breakingbad   #hbo   #angels   #tvseries   #filmmaking  
Tony Kushner, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of “Angels in America” and the screenplay for Steven Spielberg’s “Lincoln,” will be in Kansas City this week to speak at the UMKC Pride Breakfast. Kushner says the changes, politically and culturally, for the gay community since he wrote “Angels” are stunning.
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Ringing to phase out elephant acts. #kansascity   #circus   #animals   #animalabuse   #animalrights   #elephants   #ringlingbros   #animalwelfare  
The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus is ending its iconic elephant acts. The circus’ parent company, Feld Entertainment, told the Associated Press that the acts will be phased out by 2018
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