Theatre

KU to host writer-performer Heather Harpham this week
March 22, 2015
The Commons, in partnership with the Kansas University theatre department, will host writer and performer Heather Harpham as artist-in-residence this week.
2015 Spring Arts Preview
March 14, 2015
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.
KU mourns death of longtime theater professor Ron Willis
March 11, 2015
Ron Willis, a professor emeritus of theater at Kansas University, died last week at his home in Lawrence.
Racial divide: Theatre Lawrence, KU Theatre collaboration examines race, property
March 1, 2015
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.”
Arts Center to stage family-friendly ‘Sleeping Beauty,’ ‘Anansi the Spider’
February 19, 2015
The Lawrence Arts Center will stage a family-friendly two-part dance performance this weekend with “Sleeping Beauty” and “Anansi the Spider.”
KU students to debut original plays this weekend
February 12, 2015
Plays written by Kansas University undergraduate students will debut this weekend in the fifth Black Box Productions at the University Theatre.
Lied Center to host fundraiser to support performing arts access for schools
February 1, 2015
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.
Monkey business: Theater company to perform unusual play at Lied Center
January 22, 2015
“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.
What’s in a name? Theatre Lawrence to debut ‘Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike’
January 15, 2015
This weekend, Theatre Lawrence will debut its production of “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike,” a Chekhov-inspired Tony Award-winning play.
Man biking from New York City to Los Angeles stops in Lawrence to help
January 10, 2015
Courtney Bibb said he left his New York City apartment the first of October. He hopped on his bicycle and rode west across the George Washington Bridge, stopping briefly at a riverfront park in Jersey City to glance over the Hudson River.
EMUProv comedy group to stage holiday show today
December 17, 2014
Local improvisational comedy group EMUProv hopes to “Improv the Holidays” with their show today at Frank’s North Star Tavern, 508 Locust St.
Cast, along with beards, grow in latest incarnation of ‘A Kansas Nutcracker’
December 10, 2014
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.
KU Theatre to stage political satire written in concentration camp
December 3, 2014
This weekend, Kansas University Theater will open a “reimagined and reconstructed” version of “The Last Cyclist,” an absurdist cabaret that originated in Terezin Concentration Camp near Prague during the Holocaust.
Theatre Lawrence’s ‘Mary Poppins’ takes flight this weekend
December 3, 2014
Those expecting a carbon copy of the 1964 classic film starring Julie Andrews as a singing, flying nanny may be in for a surprise come Friday evening, when “Mary Poppins” makes its debut at Theatre Lawrence.
KU Theatre tackles family, love and loss in ‘The Big Meal’
November 12, 2014
It’s been said that food brings people together. And while that’s certainly the case in Kansas University Theatre’s newest production, “The Big Meal,” gathering to eat also provides the catalyst for tearing loved ones apart.

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