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."
Plays written by Kansas University undergraduate students will debut this weekend in the fifth Black Box Productions at the University Theatre.
On Feb. 16, the Lied Center of Kansas and the Lawrence Schools Foundation will host Expanding Performing Arts Access, a fundraising dinner to support free performing arts experiences for middle and high school students.
“Kiss the Fish,” the latest production from New Zealand’s Indian Ink Theatre Company, tells the tale of a young monkey named Sidu who dreams of escaping his home on a small South Asian island to become the next Freddie Mercury.
This weekend, Theatre Lawrence will debut its production of "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike," a Chekhov-inspired Tony Award-winning play.
Local improvisational comedy group EMUProv hopes to "Improv the Holidays" with their show today at Frank's North Star Tavern, 508 Locust St.
This weekend, Ric Averill will complete his months-long transformation into Gen. Hugh Cameron, an eccentric figure who settled in Lawrence during the tumultuous years just before the Civil War.