Exploitation and the American Dream

May 2, 2013

It’s true – “American Buffalo” is about stealing a rare coin. But as the Kansas City Rep’s realistic production shows, this play has plenty more to say.
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Unicorn Offers a Strong ‘Asher Lev’

May 2, 2013

The current show at the Unicorn, My Name is Asher Lev, directed by Cynthia Levin, has caught the theater world by storm. It is now running off-Broadway in New York, and the run is being extended. […]

The Unicorn Presents "Good People"

March 5, 2013

The new show at the Unicorn, "Good People", is a slice-of-life story about the class struggle in Boston. I know, there has been a lot of talk about in the media and the arts recently about lower class vs. middle class (including shows produced this season at the Unicorn). […]

KC Rep Brings Life to ‘Death’

February 1, 2013

I remember having to read the play Death of a Salesman when I was in high school. I heard it was about some salesman who was getting too old to work, and I groaned. It was going to be another one of those boring “classics” that were supposed to be good for us. […]

The Unicorn Inspects Christmas

December 6, 2012

The show mixes the Dickens classic with a behind-the-scenes look at telling that tale. Then it adds a pinch of mistaken identity, just to spice things up.

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‘Irma Vep’ Brings Serious Comedy to the Rep By Paul Donovan

November 2, 2012

In 1984, a little play opened off-off Broadway titled The Mystery of Irma Vep. Written by playwright Charles Ludlam, it was an eight-character play of both genders, but the cast consisted entirely of Ludlam and his boyfriend. It proved to be very popular and is now one of the most-produced plays in history. […]

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