Marie Antoinette

Home Grown Theatre Co.

Show Information:

It’s ‘French Revolution’ meets ‘Keeping up with the Kardashians’. Marie Antoinette provides a peek into the life of the infamous Queen of France and cake enthusiast. She delights us with her three-foot wigs and extravagant couture. Until the revolution when Marie finds her sparkling world turned upside down. You’ve never seen a history play like this raw, fantastical and funny look at a time when politics suddenly got very personal. See Marie Antoinette in its first-ever KC production.

Written by David Adjmi, Directed by Kaleb Tank

 

Venue

City Stage at Union Station

30 West Pershing

Kansas City, MO 64108

Show Times

July 21 - Friday - 10:30pm

July 23 - Sunday - 7:30pm

July 24 - Monday - 10:30pm

July 25 - Tuesday - 9:00pm

July 28 - Friday - 10:30pm

July 29 - Saturday - 7:30pm

Category

Theatre

Runtime

60 Minutes

Rating

Parental Guidance

Warning

Adult Language

15 Comments

  1. Calvin Green on July 24, 2017 at 3:23 am

    Never boring, sometimes confusing, go on a ride and let the feelings come.



  2. Robin on July 24, 2017 at 3:39 am

    A talented group of young actors but a very strange retelling of history.



  3. Jan on July 24, 2017 at 6:52 pm

    Educational and entertaining. What an undertaking for the girl who plays the talented Marie. Additional standouts were the Sheep and the Servant gal. Left wanting to find out more about this historical character so I searched Marie Antoinette on Google when I got home!



  4. Tim on July 24, 2017 at 7:34 pm

    I completely disagree with all the comments about wishing for more clarity. The best part of the show for me was that the storytelling was just as mysterious as the story itself. That was the best strategic chaos I have ever scene at Fringe. And when it comes to those 4 actors I mean just… wow. An absolute must see. I was weary of Home Grown Theatre Co after “geography” but don’t let that discourage you.



  5. Luke M. on July 25, 2017 at 2:06 am

    Just confused.



  6. Clara Scott on July 25, 2017 at 4:58 am

    wonderful! at times a little unusual, however backed by powerful acting. a very original take on a historical story and a must see!! don’t miss this boldly original show!!!!



  7. Monica on July 25, 2017 at 4:06 pm

    A really good show! I was curious to see how the French Revolution could meet the Kardashian style. The uber talented cast succeeded in making it work in a very exhilarating fashion. I recommended it.



  8. Monica C. on July 25, 2017 at 9:51 pm

    A really good show! I was curions to see how the French Revolution could meet the Kardashian style. The uber talented cast succeeded making it work in a very exhilarating fashion. I recommended it.



  9. Craig Lubow on July 27, 2017 at 3:59 pm

    I live in the area hit with hurricane force winds in KCK. Looks like a war zone and no power from Saturday evening to Wednesday afternoon. I got less than two hours of sleep Saturday night and dozed off a few times during this show, but not because of anything to do with the show, so keep that in mind when considering my review. I am inclined to rate this show a seven out of a ten. GREAT acting by the lead actress. The whole cast was good, but the lead was exemplary. The reason for only a seven was that I just could not get into the storyline much, but that might of been because of me being so tired. It might be worth an eight or nine, although I would not give it as high of a rating as Incognito, another Fringe show by the same company.



  10. Amanda Collins on July 28, 2017 at 9:37 pm

    Great cast of talented young actors! Absolutely worth it!



  11. Mark S. on July 29, 2017 at 9:38 am

    Saw the show again Friday night and enjoyed it even more being able to follow the story better. A new take on a historic personality, with very powerful acting from a talented young cast always up to it. The story is good but the acting is the best part. Keep going…..



  12. Maureen on July 29, 2017 at 3:34 pm

    Saw this show last night and LOVED it. Funny and powerful, the acting was amazing. It was the last show of the night and I’m not used to the late show time but the show was riveting. Highly recommend catching the final show tonight.



  13. Sherry on July 29, 2017 at 7:56 pm

    Don’t let the absence of explanatory program notes cause you to miss the significance of this must-see theater piece, which The New Yorker called playwright “David Adjmi’s pivotal work.” This play’s contemporary staging compares then-and-now views of the 1%/99%, celebrity and power. Societies then and now adulate celebrities, taking an even greater delight in seeing them crash. Adjmi’s Marie Antoinette stunned audiences at Yale Rep, Steppenwolf, and Soho Rep Theaters, and Kansas City audiences are fortunate for the chance to see this timely work creatively presented by this NYC-based, highly talented cast. You won’t forget this provocative play and its accomplished young artists.



  14. Mark Miller on July 30, 2017 at 8:44 am

    Walked into the show last night not knowing what to expect. Wow!! It must have been one of the best I’ve seen in Fringe. Powerful acting by a very talented cast of youngsters (most come from New York) who keep together a storyline that jumps here and there but is always entertaining. The show runs smooth to the end enjoyable in all scenes with a few funny highlights. The actors masterfully manage to portray the various situations in the play finishing with the dramatic fall from grace of the powerful. Too bad for those who missed it.



  15. Nick Anderson on July 30, 2017 at 4:13 pm

    Remarkable performance by a young yet extremely talented cast. Every character was absolutely comfortable in the role and the show was harmonious with hilarious gags and funny but toughtful situations. I particularly enjoyed the first part in full Kardashian style. The lead character was very well supported by Louis and the two courtesans who especially struck exactly the right balance. Talented acting! I also loved the servant in the scene of the arrow, a great idea! Another great moment was the one in the scene of the “minor” operation. A big round to the cast and to the director!



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