Cynthia Levin http://kcur.org en 'Venus In Fur' Dissects Power Games Of Dominance And Submission http://kcur.org/post/venus-fur-dissects-power-games-dominance-and-submission <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In its </span>40th<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> year, the </span><a href="http://www.unicorntheatre.org" style="line-height: 1.5;">Unicorn Theatre</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> continues its mission of bringing new American plays to Kansas City audiences. Among the themes explored this season are racial identity, family dysfunction, and, with its kickoff production, </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Venus in Fur,</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> the ever-shifting power dynamic between men and women.</span></p> Fri, 06 Sep 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Steve Walker 42974 at http://kcur.org 'Venus In Fur' Dissects Power Games Of Dominance And Submission 'BlackTop Sky' Marks Young Playwright's Homecoming http://kcur.org/post/blacktop-sky-marks-young-playwrights-homecoming <p>The world premiere of the play <em>BlackTop Sky</em>, opening this weekend at the <a href="http://www.unicorntheatre.org">Unicorn Theatre</a>, marks a homecoming for its author. Thu, 24 Jan 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Steve Walker 30689 at http://kcur.org 'BlackTop Sky' Marks Young Playwright's Homecoming Ron Simonian Takes Leap Of Faith With 'The Soul Collector' http://kcur.org/post/ron-simonian-takes-leap-faith-soul-collector <p>Kansas City playwright Ron Simonian had his first play produced in&nbsp;1992 in a warehouse in the Crossroads District.</p><p> Wed, 05 Dec 2012 11:00:00 +0000 Steve Walker 28409 at http://kcur.org Political Theater Gets Loud In 'Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson' http://kcur.org/post/political-theater-gets-loud-bloody-bloody-andrew-jackson <p>If there's not enough political theater in the run-up to the November elections, the Unicorn Theatre is offering a bit more with its production of Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, the emo rock musical biography of America's seventh President. Now that it's popping up at regional theaters across the country, the composer and the Kansas City show's lead actor and director all hint that the current political climate makes it more relevant than ever.</p> Fri, 12 Oct 2012 10:00:00 +0000 Steve Walker 25799 at http://kcur.org Political Theater Gets Loud In 'Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson' 'Hungry' At The Unicorn http://kcur.org/post/hungry-unicorn <p>The Unicorn Theatre has a long history of developing the work of new playwrights. In the last few years, the Unicorn has established a connection with the up-and-coming talent <strong>Lia Romeo</strong>. Fri, 02 Mar 2012 11:00:00 +0000 Laura Spencer 13238 at http://kcur.org 'Hungry' At The Unicorn The Unicorn's "Green Whales" Tackles Tough Subjects with Humor http://kcur.org/post/unicorns-green-whales-tackles-tough-subjects-humor <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53bfc755dc00e-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53bfc755dc00e-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53bfc755dc00e-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/national/local-national-889327.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>Kansas City, MO – Though the Unicorn Theater has always been quick to pounce on the most buzzed about plays in New York, it has actually launched many new plays. In fact, a quarter of the shows over the years have had their world premieres in Kansas City.</p> Thu, 04 Mar 2010 14:00:00 +0000 Steve Walker 1727 at http://kcur.org The Unicorn's "Green Whales" Tackles Tough Subjects with Humor