Melinda McCrary http://kcur.org en Kansas City Funeral Home Becomes Unconventional Theatre Venue http://kcur.org/post/kansas-city-funeral-home-becomes-unconventional-theatre-venue <p>Most theater productions comfortably nest in traditional, familiar venues, with a proscenium arch, a set taking up three walls, and the audience making up the fourth. Occasionally, though, the material calls for a stretch of the boundaries.</p><p>Such is the case with <a href="http://www.kcactors.org/">Kansas City Actors </a><a href="http://www.kcactors.org/">Theatre</a>'s <em>Three Viewings</em>, a play set in a funeral home whose three-week run will perform at <a href="http://www.muehlebachchapel.com">Muehlebach's Funeral Home.</a></p><p><strong>Dearly departed</strong></p> Wed, 23 Oct 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Steve Walker 45562 at http://kcur.org Kansas City Funeral Home Becomes Unconventional Theatre Venue Kansas City Actors Theatre Hosts 'Picnic' To Celebrate William Inge's 100th Birthday http://kcur.org/post/kansas-city-actors-theatre-hosts-picnic-celebrate-william-inges-100th-birthday <p></p><p>Playwright William Inge, the Independence, Kan. native who went on to win a Pulitzer and an Oscar, would have turned 100 this year. To honor that birthday, <a href="http://www.kcactors.org">Kansas City Actors Theatre </a>is staging <em>Picnic</em>, set in the 1950s in small town Kansas. The rehearsal process has revealed that it's a play much deeper and darker than the company originally believed.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Thu, 08 Aug 2013 12:32:21 +0000 Steve Walker 41375 at http://kcur.org Kansas City Actors Theatre Hosts 'Picnic' To Celebrate William Inge's 100th Birthday