Jeff Church http://kcur.org en Meet The Mean Girls From Salem, Massachusetts, Circa 1692 http://kcur.org/post/meet-mean-girls-salem-massachusetts-circa-1692 <p></p><p>For more than three centuries, Salem, Mass., has been linked to the infamous witch trials. In 1692, at least 20 men and women died after being convicted of witchcraft; it was then considered a crime punishable by death. Hundreds more faced accusations.</p><p>A new production at the Coterie Theatre, <em>Afflicted: Daughters of Salem,</em> provides the story behind the girls — the accusers, who started it all.</p><p><em>Afflicted</em> is written by Laurie Brooks, a longtime Coterie collaborator. She says the play is "not easy. It’s subtle, it’s complex. It's about relationships."</p> Fri, 31 Jan 2014 14:29:35 +0000 Laura Spencer & Steve Walker 50469 at http://kcur.org Meet The Mean Girls From Salem, Massachusetts, Circa 1692 Coterie Theatre's Sex Ed Goes On Stage And To School http://kcur.org/post/coterie-theatres-sex-ed-goes-stage-and-school <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 14.0px Arial Unicode MS">One in four Americans who test positive for HIV at present is 20 years old or younger.</p><p> Thu, 06 Sep 2012 10:00:00 +0000 Steve Walker 23781 at http://kcur.org Coterie Theatre's Sex Ed Goes On Stage And To School Teenage Playwright Wins National Competition http://kcur.org/post/teenage-playwright-wins-national-competition <p>Thirty years ago, legendary Broadway composer Stephen Sondheim might have sensed that the pool of up-and-coming playwrights was a bit lacking.</p> Tue, 27 Dec 2011 21:19:38 +0000 Steve Walker 9742 at http://kcur.org Teenage Playwright Wins National Competition "American Idol" Meets" Ugly Duckling" in "Lucky Duck" http://kcur.org/post/american-idol-meets-ugly-duckling-lucky-duck <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53d68caa1efc0-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53d68caa1efc0-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53d68caa1efc0-"></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-909336.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 – Since Hans Christian Anderson put plume to paper for the fairy tale "The Ugly Duckling," many creative artists- from Disney to Prokofiev - have been inspired to put their own spin on it. The latest version is "Lucky Duck," a Coterie Theatre musical for young audiences.</p> Wed, 23 Jun 2010 18:35:00 +0000 Steve Walker 1825 at http://kcur.org "American Idol" Meets" Ugly Duckling" in "Lucky Duck"