Rusty Sneary 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 The Living Room's Minimalist 'Carousel' Revived At KC Rep http://kcur.org/post/living-rooms-minimalist-carousel-revived-kc-rep <p>Rodgers and Hammerstein’s musical<em> Carousel</em> is revered by many for its artfully woven tapestry of story, song and dance&nbsp; -&nbsp; including<em> Time </em>magazine, which in 1999 named it the best musical of the 20<sup>th</sup> century. Currently at <a href="http://www.kcrep.org">Kansas City Repertory Theatre </a>is a re-creation of a production that premiered nearly two years ago at a downtown performance space, where<em> Carousel </em>was viscerally staged in a way that both respected the material and deconstructed it to pieces. Wed, 13 Mar 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Steve Walker 33179 at http://kcur.org The Living Room's Minimalist 'Carousel' Revived At KC Rep Blood And Sonnets Fuel The Living Room's 'Titus Andronicus' http://kcur.org/post/blood-and-sonnets-fuel-living-rooms-titus-andronicus <p>For twenty years, Shakespeare in the park has been as reliable a part of a Kansas City summer as the heat and humidity. And while the Heart of America Shakespeare Festival is opening two shows in repertory, another Shakespeare play has snuck into town: the Bard's goriest play, Titus Andronicus, which is being staged with a minimal set and a band at the downtown performance space The Living Room.</p> Wed, 13 Jun 2012 10:00:00 +0000 Steve Walker 19197 at http://kcur.org Blood And Sonnets Fuel The Living Room's 'Titus Andronicus'