Blackmail, Murder & Other Ways To Say I Love You

Blackmail, Murder, & Other Ways to Say I Love You

Show Information:

Potluck Productions

Love hurts. Music tells us so, literature tells us so, and playwrights Glendora Davis, Mary Beth Gordon, and Lezlie Revelle will show you the little ways we hurt, torture, and sometimes kill to get what we desire.

Venue

Unicorn Theatre - Jerome Stage

3828 Main Street

Kansas City, MO 64108

Show Times

July 22 - Saturday - 9:30pm

July 24 - Monday - 9:30pm

July 26 - Wednesday - 8:00pm

July 28 - Friday - 6:30pm

Category

Theatre

Runtime

60 Minutes

Rating

Parental Guidance Advised

Warning

10 Comments

  1. Diane T. on July 23, 2017 at 4:53 pm

    During the Saturday 9:30pm show, we were already impressed with the performance of the actors but they really stepped up a notch when they were left in total darkness during a brief power outage. Excellent performance!



  2. Jamie Mayo on July 23, 2017 at 9:38 pm

    Tons of fun. The deluge of rain on the roof was a nice addition–but the plays stood well on their own. Lovely dark humor.



  3. Calvin Green on July 24, 2017 at 3:03 am

    This piece is a fun idea but the night I saw it Saturday 23rd. Passing was lacking and the tone is unclear.



  4. Dalene Bradford on July 25, 2017 at 4:29 am

    This is what the Fringe is all about. Three talented playwrights from Kansas City (who all happen to be women) get to see their original work produced on stage, with local actors and directors to bring their words to life. Audiences turn out to cheer them on. Huzzah! (as Breakneck Julius Caesar would have us say).

    Kudos to Glendora Davis, Mary Beth Gordon, and Lezlie Revelle for giving us three different takes on a fascinating theme. I thought the Fringe one-hour format was challenging, but no, the talented Potluck Productions folks fit THREE interesting stories into that limited time frame. From ghosts to revenge to murder. From marriage to betrayal to poison (ivy). A little darkness tinged with humor, twists and turns lead to satisfying endings. Two more chances to catch this show at the Unicorn.



  5. Stu Lewis on July 25, 2017 at 5:14 pm

    I’ll second the previous comment. There is no other venue where shows like these can be seen. This is why I look forward to the Fringe Festival every year and often try to schedule other summer activities around it. All three plays were enjoyable. Lezlie Revelle (whom I know personally) is an extremely creative person, not only as a playwright but also as a song-writer and (not as well known) a writer of liturgy. All three plays were enjoyable, though I thought the first one lacked a real conclusion. There were lots of surprises throughout all three plays.



  6. Luke on July 26, 2017 at 1:14 pm

    Three short plays connected thematically by, you guessed it, love, murder, and revenge. Each play is different in style and tone, but work well together as a cohesive unit. Musical interludes between scenes facilitate the mood while setting the stage both literally and figuratively. Overall a well put together production with a strong enjoyable theme.



  7. Munchy on July 27, 2017 at 2:28 am

    This was a fun show!! There wasn’t an act that I didn’t enjoy. Great acting!



  8. Jessica W. on July 27, 2017 at 3:38 am

    One of the best plays I have seen at Fringe this year. Great acting and writing with some awesome twists!



  9. Carol Ducak on August 10, 2017 at 1:40 pm

    (Very late to leave a review). I enjoyed all 3 plays. I think Luke described it well. Keep up the good work, Potluck Productions!



    • Joyce Slater on August 11, 2017 at 7:25 pm

      Thank you for your input. We do a play reading series every other first Friday at the Uptown Arts Bar, 3611 Broadway, KCMO. The next one is the first Friday of October. If you are a female playwright, we would enjoy reading your scripts. As you witnessed, our plays are short. Maybe one of your plays will be read at one of our shows. Joyce Slater, Potluck Productions



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