The Heartland Forum


aftermidnight-potluckPotluck Productions

Using the same first line, “After midnight,” four playwrights, Glendora Davis, Mary Beth Gordon, Nancy Parks and Lezlie Revelle, take unique paths in their very different plays: Absent Without Leave; Resurrecting Michael; MC1R: A Cautionary Tale and Bridges. Their stories tell of choices and life-altering decisions; cloning, crime and consequences; bias and bullying; forgiveness and redemption. Directed by Joyce Slater and Becky De Schepper. 60m PG (Adult Language)

EroticCircus-PelleEroticaPelle Erotica

Erotic Circus is a burlesque/malesque look inside the taboo world of sexual desires and fetishes set to a darker circus theme. National and international talent of men and women will seduce, tease, and arouse your hidden and forbidden appetites. 60m R Burlesque

KrakenKabaret-ReddKattRedd Katt Productions

Captain Paulie welcomes you aboard. Arrr! Come be entertained by the boundless booty and treasure chests of burlesque performers hailing from the far away lands of Canada and Italy. The Captain’s contortionist and silks master Phoenyx Rayne from Port St. Louis will leave you stunned and amazed. Aye me buckos, and the world’s largest parrot will be in attendance. Beware of mischievous antics from crewmembers and the dreaded black spot. 60m R

List-OriginalOdditiesOriginal Oddities Productions (Chattanooga, TN)

Tomorrow everything changes, but is it for better or worse? Fast-paced and non-linear, The List chronicles the 70-year friendship of the quirky Mike and Jo and centers around the bucket list they created as kids. They are joined by Man and Woman, who portray everyone else they meet and act as Greek chorus-style storytellers. The List is about love, change and life’s accomplishments. The audience is kept guessing as to what happens tomorrow and what the future has in store. 90m G (Adult Language)

Super-RyanHruzaRyan Hruza

High School can be tough, especially for a nerd. But through coincidence and a little bit of bad luck, Jake, our hero, obtains something he’s never had before: Power! SUPER! is an adolescent retelling of typical high school events, through the eyes of a nerd. Everything is the most important decision everyone in high school will ever make! This ia condensed version of what will eventually be a full length musical comedy in 2 acts. 60m PG (Adult Language, suggestive themes and simulated violence)

Words+Music-LyricOperaLinda Ade Brand/Lyric Opera of KC

Introducing Words + Music, an all new collaboration between Lyric Opera of Kansas City, The Coterie Theatre’s Young Playwrights Roundtable and UMKC’s Composition Department, Academy and Composers in the Schools program. The outcome is the world debut presentation of ten new arias or scenes covering a broad range of subjects, from serious to comedic, written in a variety of musical styles, performed by LOKC singer/actors. Appropriate for audiences aged 13+. 60m PG (Adult Language) Music

2450 Grand Av.
Kansas City, MO 64108