Most people familiar with “A Streetcar Named Desire,” says Piet Knetsch, are only familiar with just that — the name of the play itself, and not much else. Not much else, he says, beyond the now-famous scene in the 1951 film adaptation in which Marlon Brando, playing the brutish, broken Stanley Kowalski, yells out his wife’s name (“Stella!”) in a desperate plea for her forgiveness.
After a successful launch just over a year ago at the Des Moines Community Playhouse, Karen Schaeffer’s romantic comedy about a book club meeting gone awry is now slated to make its Kansas debut Friday at Theatre Lawrence, 4660 Bauer Farm Dr.
“Johanna: Facing Forward” tells the extraordinary story of Johanna Orozco, who not only endured a sexual assault at the hands of her abusive ex-boyfriend but also a shattered jaw and disfigured face that she bravely refused to hide.
“Detroit ‘67” is, without a doubt, a period piece. The stage of Kansas University’s William Inge Theatre has been transformed into a Vietnam-era basement in preparation for KU Theatre’s newest production, opening Friday at Murphy Hall.
The title of Theatre Lawrence’s newest production might sound a tad risqué, James Diemer admits, though “Hands On a Hardbody,” which opens its two-week run Friday, is anything but.
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
Some of today’s most-discussed current events and social issues — including teen dating violence, riots and feminism — will play a prominent role in Kansas University Theatre’s upcoming season.
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.