Tucked away in the alley behind the Lawrence Arts Center and identified from the outside by its green awnings, the short, squat little building at 913 Rhode Island St. is, on most days, an art gallery. But in recent weeks, the Lawrence Percolator’s already-compact 600-square-foot interior has been transformed into a small-town, 1970s-era five-and-dime store complete with an antique cash register and diner-esque chrome tables and chairs.By Joanna Hlavacek
If you don’t consider yourself a fan of country music, it may be time to take a fresh look at the genre at this weekend's “Cowboy Cabaret.”
For this year’s Summer Festival season, Lawrence Opera Theatre organizers chose the theme “LOTs of LOL (Love, Obsession, and Laughter).” The company’s production of “La Damnation de Carmen,” a modified version of the 1875 work, promises all three when it opens Friday evening at Theatre Lawrence.
Nail-biting suspense, larger-than-life personalities and wry British humor are coming to the stage as the Kansas Repertory Theatre kicks off its second season with a production of “Sherlock’s Last Case” on Friday evening at Kansas University’s Murphy Hall.
Orange Mouse Theatricals is seeking mid-century-inspired artwork and handmade merchandise to be incorporated into its upcoming production of "Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean" as well as an accompanying exhibition.
The Lawrence Arts Center's Summer Youth Theatre program will debut its production of "Spring Awakening" at 7:30 p.m. Thursday.
For Terrance McKerrs, the director behind Theatre Lawrence’s upcoming production of “South Pacific,” each listen of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s classic score is something like a visit from “an old friend.”
Rob Schulte wants you to “feel weird” leaving the theater after experiencing “True West,” a Card Table Productions play set to open Friday at Liberty Hall.
Tony-winning actress Patti LuPone will replace a performance of "I Love Lucy Live on Stage" on the Lied Center's 2015-16 season schedule, it was announced Tuesday.
Harpoon Presents’ second annual Riptide Comedy Festival kicks off this week at various locations across downtown Lawrence, bringing with it more than 25 comedians from New York to Los Angeles.
EMU Theatre of Lawrence will perform a compilation of short plays by famed poet Shel Silverstein at the Lawrence Percolator this Sunday and Monday.
When “The Sage of Emporia” premiered in March 1981, its star, Jack Wright, had to spend four hours in the makeup chair in order to convincingly portray a 74-year-old William Allen White. Fast-forward a couple of decades, Wright jokes, and the process takes about four minutes.
The year is 1879, and the esteemed scientists of the all-male Explorers Club are facing a very serious dilemma. Gathered in the group’s London headquarters, the men must decide whether they’ll allow a woman to join their ranks.
Kansas University's production of "Flora, the Red Menace" will open Friday at Murphy Hall's William Inge Theatre.
A mermaid, a deathtrap and classic Broadway hits will be coming to the Theatre Lawrence stage, as Monday the group announced its show lineup for the 2015-2016 season that will debut in September.
The Commons, in partnership with the Kansas University theatre department, will host writer and performer Heather Harpham as artist-in-residence this week.
With temperatures already warming up, it's a good time to take a look at a the crop of activities on the calendar for this spring in Lawrence. We've rounded up a few of the many fun arts, entertainment, music, food, theater and performance events going on between now and the start of summer.
Ron Willis, a professor emeritus of theater at Kansas University, died last week at his home in Lawrence.
If talking about race makes you uncomfortable, it may be time to ask yourself why. That’s the idea behind Theatre Lawrence’s current production, “Clybourne Park,” which opened Friday and is being staged in conjunction with KU Theatre's “A Raisin in the Sun.”
The Lawrence Arts Center will stage a family-friendly two-part dance performance this weekend with "Sleeping Beauty" and "Anansi the Spider."