Walls Suck

Emily Swenson

Show Information:

Meet Andi, a warm-hearted artist in a long-term, polyamorous relationship with two men. This loving thruple lives together, faces the world together, and sometimes argues about whether Beyonce is a true feminist. When Andi wants to invite her girlfriend into the mix, we see even the most open-minded triad can trip over walls of their own making. Can this relationship survive with a fourth? Walls Suck explores the inner-workings of a non-traditional relationship and asks ‘what the hell is normal anyway?’


Unicorn Theatre - Levin Stage

3828 Main Street

Kansas City, MO 64108

Show Times

July 21 - Friday - 10:30pm

July 25 - Tuesday - 6:00pm

July 28 - Friday - 7:30pm

July 29 - Saturday - 6:00pm




60 Minutes


Parental Guidance Advised


Adult Language


  1. Thurthton Thithtetinton on July 22, 2017 at 6:13 pm

    Interesting story about some of the relationship dynamics of having multiple romantic partners. The play rings true on a lot of levels. It was very well executed on a technical level, and the set design was fringetastic in the way it took advantage of the limitations inherent in the “speed-rep” nature of the festival. Walls Suck is worth seeing, as the script is well supported, performance-wise. It’s only limitation is time. Five or ten minutes more would have allowed a little more air in certain scenes. But alas. Such is fringe.

  2. Calvin Green on July 24, 2017 at 3:13 am

    Great cast, great script, great subject matter to write about. I did not agree with everything that was said but it was very engaging.

  3. Craig Lubow on July 27, 2017 at 6:27 pm

    This play is a perfect ten. Hillarious throughout and yet makes you think about the dynamics of relationships. The play is about a gay couple that takes in a third person, a woman, into their relationship and ultimately a fourth person, also a woman that is in a relationship with the first woman. All of the relationships merge into a polyamorous relationship. Some might think of it as communal sex, but it is so much more than that. Plenty of eye candy in this play too!! The entire cast is cute. One of the male actors also played a supporting role in “Pricilla, Queen of the Desert” at the Unicorn last month. It was professionally acted.

  4. Luke on July 29, 2017 at 8:30 pm

    A polyamorous trio struggles to incorporate a fourth; a journey of self-discovery and re-imagining. The show focuses on relationships and what is needed for them to work. Usually there’s only one love story but here you’re treated to multiple; a polyamorous plot if you will. Superb acting and on-stage chemistry brought the characters to life.

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