Current Season

 

All shows are performed at 8pm on Fridays and Saturdays, and at 3pm on Sundays,

2nd Thursdays are Pay-What-You-Can Performances

KCACTF Region 1 Finalists

May 10, 11, 12, 13

KNOW’s production is the first time the best young playwrights of the northeast region of the KCACTF get to see their work performed onstage outside of academia. Be there when it happens!

The Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival is a national program involving 18,000 students from more than 600 academic institutions throughout the country, where theater departments and student artists showcase their work and receive outside assessment by KCACTF respondents. Through state, regional, and national festivals, KCACTF participants celebrate the creative process, see one another’s work, and share experiences and insights within the community of theater artists.

The plays will be staged at 8:00pm Thursday, Friday and Saturday with a matinee at 3:00pm on Sunday. See all three any night for a mere $15, tickets are to be purchased at the door and seating is general admission.. On Saturday, May 12th there will be talkback with our guests, playwrights, actors, and directors. Join us!

The plays are

  • Fair Play by Shaquille Edwards
  • Legs by Hannah Berman
  • Imaginariness by J. Julian Christopher

Tortured, Tender, and Triumphant – An Evening with Tennessee Williams

June 15, 16, 17  /  21*, 22, 23, 24  /  29, 30, July 1

Fridays & Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 3pm
Thursday, June 21st is Pay-What-You-Can Night which starts at 8pm

27 Wagons Full of Cotton
27 Wagons Full of Cotton
is a 1946 one-act that Williams referred to as “a Mississippi Delta comedy.”  In it, Jake, a middle-aged, shady cotton gin owner burns down the syndicate mill.  Silva Vicarro, the syndicate superintendent is suspicious of Jake but cannot prove it.  He seeks his revenge in the form of Jake’s wife, Flora.  Elia Kazan’s controversial 1956 film Baby Doll was based on this play.

The Pretty Trap
Derived from the final act of The Glass Menagerie, The Pretty Trap brings us to dinner with the Wingfield family and gentleman caller Jim Delaney, but with what Williams calls “a lighter treatment and a different ending.”

Interior: Panic
A stunning precursor to A Streetcar Named Desire that takes you on a different path.  Written the year before, it begins the story of Blanche and her journey.  The characters have different names, but they are all recognizable. Could Blanche find happiness?

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