All 2019 Shows

*CANCELLED* – Big Gay Magic Show!

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War Paint

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Red Clay Country and White Cloverine Salve

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The Lightweight

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Beneath the Bikini

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KC’s Magic Showcase

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*CANCELLED* – Out of the Darkness

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I Could Take a Nap, but Killing Myself Would be More Productive

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Emily the Musical

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Man Cave, a One-Man Sci-Fi Climate Change Tragicomedy!

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Expectation

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Hope Help Line

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JEANNETTE RANKIN: CHAMPION OF PERSISTENCE

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The Science of Kansas City

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Sides of History

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Caitlin Cook: Death Wish

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“Bones Beneath the Sidewalk”

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In Just My Underwear

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Is This a Test?

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Final Curtain

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Dreams Do Come True

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MUTTNIK

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kNew

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Puerto Rican American Gothic

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Yeti and Me!

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What a Woman Wants

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I Proud Mary

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“Musical Geography – An Exploration of Historic Instruments from the Silk Road”

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Pirates in Corsets or PMS Pinafore

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*CANCELLED* – Louder Than A Sound By KC2

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Five and a Half Feet of Fearsome

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Lilly

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Enlarged to Show Texture

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An Old Troubadour & His Guitar

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Magic Is Not Pretty: An Evening of Keeping Secrets

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5 Plays

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Bang

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Let Me Explain My Blackness: Addressing Black Women’s Thoughts Through Comedy

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The Kitchen Plays

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Look What the Fire Did

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Accidental Points of View

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Deceit

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You Get What You Need

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Local Film Works

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With Me, and Such as Me, it is Different

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The Family Continues

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Donating Sperm To My Sister’s Wife

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T-Money Is Cancelled

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The Summer House by: Christie Kennard

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Cowboy Mouth by Sam Shepard and Patti Smith

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*CANCELLED* – Gusewelle and Dolan: The Hunting Humanists.

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The Women Of Cell Block 4

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Help me help me

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And Jesus Wept

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Para Pendejo No Se Estudia

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Weirdo: A Perfectly Normal Lesbian Contemporary Ballet…Romance Included

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Big Top

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Six Degrees of Defecation

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Fantasmo vs. the Vampire Women

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Flights of Faery Fancy

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The SHIFT SHOW!

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Mercy

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Caddy Shakes

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Pieces Of My Heart

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Collidescope

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U Really Got A Hold On Me; A Tribute To The Music, Trials & Triumphs of Smokey Robinson

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The Green Kanvaz Experience

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The Chapters of Seeking: Momentum, Truth, In Time, & 4 Love

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The Artist: Inspired

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Turning the Page

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The Greatest-er Show at Fringe

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For Whom the Comedy Panders

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Life of an Empath

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Hanging by the End of the Leash

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The Young Life and Troubled Times of Reuben Hall

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Gleesical: A Stage Musical Satire of the Hit Fox TV Show, Glee

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The “SIN”-sational Mae West

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Scream in Blue

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You Are (Not) Okay

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All 2019 Reviews

Donating Sperm to My Sister’s Wife – Review by Teresa Leggard

“A College Drop-Out, Stand-up Comedian from Kentucky Walks into a Bar…” … Okay, it wasn’t a bar, but it was a full house at the Unicorn Theatre’s Jerome Stage for Stewart Huff’s “Donating Sperm to My Sister’s Wife.” The stand-up comedian is relatively new to Fringe festivals, and this is his first time bringing the…

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Para Pendejo No Se Estudia – Review by Barbara Dooley

Sebastian Smith captured the audience from the moment he walked on stage. Setting out his props, an array of food and over-the-counter medications, he sat himself in front of the mic and began to tell the audience the story of his immigrant family. In a mixture of English and Spanish, which he helpfully translated, he…

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KC’s Magic Showcase – Review by Barbara Dooley

A perennial Fringe favorite, KC’s Magic Showcase is a family-friendly show which entertains all ages. The magicians are members of the Society of American Magicians and they are in all senses pros. Each performance features different magicians, so each show is different. This show was emceed by Cosmo and included a master of rope tricks,…

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Visual Arts Exhibition Union Station Review by Mugur Geana

All aboard! No, not on a train (although we are at Kansas City’s Union Station), but on an artistic journey, guided by the artists presenting their work at the 2019 Fringe Festival KC Visual Arts Exhibitions. This year’s display has some entries worth mentioning. The Visual Arts Exhibitions,  at Union Station and at the Arts…

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Puerto Rican American Gothic – Review by Greg Cantrell

Comedian Emmy Rivera uses Puerto Rican American Gothic to tell the story of what happens when a Puerto Rican Jersey girl moves to the mid-western college town of Lawrence, KS. Her performance is intended to show the struggles she faced while working through the struggles of being a “perfect” grandmother despite her long-ago buried party…

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Help Me Help You Me – Review by Greg Cantrell

My first Annie Kalahurka experience was almost exactly what I expected.  Wonderful. Her sold-out performance of Help Me Help You Me captured me and the audience from its very first moments. Bursting with energy and a wonderful sense of self, she commanded the stage during the entirety of her part musical, part comedy, part drama performance. Her…

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With Me, and Such as Me, It is Different – Review by Luke Dodge

‘With Me, and Such as Me, It is Different’ is a one person performance of half poetic speeches, half dance, and half concert. Yes, there are that many halves. One could not help but smile from the energy pouring out of Ahafia Jurkiewicz-Miles. An impassioned hybrid of speech and poem, Ahafia Jurkiewicz-Milescould could not stand…

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Caddy Shakes – Review by Natalie Leslie

Caddy Shakes hit the stage of the Buffalo Room for the 2019 Kansas City Fringe Festival, to great acclaim. A Shakespearean mash-up of the American comedy film Caddyshack, the three person, one act play included appearances by Lavinia Bottom, Dardanius, Asst. Greenskeeper, Carliolanus, Gophers, Kenny Loggins, and a Baby Ruth. Shimmying through parodies of famous…

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Deceit – Review by Greg Cantrell

Do you know that feeling you get when you start a new book, very first page immediately grabs your insides, you just know you are hooked and can’t wait to finish the book, but also that you are going to enjoy the wonderful ride? That’s how I felt watching ‘Deceit’, a truly enthralling play written…

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Six Degrees Of Defecation – Review by Greg Cantrell

Brie Henderson’s Six Degrees Of Defecation is an anthology of several “poo stories” set in a courtroom with witnesses “testifying” to their horrific experiences in several “real life” situations. While this performance is very ambitious and original in its scope, it was at times uneven in delivery. Ms. Henderson was quite inventive with the variety…

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