Check Mate

David Hanson

Show Information:

Immersive cinematic play from the team who brought you Audience   and Bird in the Hand.  A brilliant young scientist was able to crack the fabric between alternate realities and ran away – devastated by the results. Based on a single, tantalizing clue, a wealthy industrialist forces the scientist to force the curtain open. An event the scientist swore would never happen again. So scientist and industrialist wage a war for the soul of time, and only one will survive with the ultimate Check Mate.


Arts Tech

1522 Holmes Street

Kansas City, MO 64108

Show Times

July 23 - Sunday - 1:00pm

July 23 - Sunday - 3:00pm

July 25 - Tuesday - 7:00pm

July 25 - Tuesday - 9:00pm

July 28 - Friday - 7:00pm

July 28 - Friday - 9:00pm




60 Minutes


Parental Guidance


Adult Language


  1. Robin on July 23, 2017 at 9:16 pm

    A good immersive theatre experience overshadowed by a less than great performance space with little air conditioning. A very creative endeavor!

  2. JT on July 25, 2017 at 5:50 pm

    David Hanson always does interesting shows that change what it means to be an audience member. This is a lot like his “Bird in the Hand” a couple of years ago where you’re split into one of three groups – Scientists, Security or Rich and Powerful. The group you’re in will determine what you see and hear.

    The show is designed to do one of two things – or both. Have the audience discuss what happened amongst themselves to put the pieces together or have you go back multiple times to sit in different groups. Both are highly recommended.

    This is one I am definitely going try to hit up again on Friday so I can see a little more and put more pieces together.

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