Theatre

EMU Theatre to perform Shel Silverstein short plays
April 15, 2015
EMU Theatre of Lawrence will perform a compilation of short plays by famed poet Shel Silverstein at the Lawrence Percolator this Sunday and Monday.
Role of a lifetime: Retired KU professor revives one-man William Allen White play
April 11, 2015
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.
Theatre Lawrence’s ‘Explorers’ Club’ pokes fun at Victorian customs
April 8, 2015
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.
KU Theatre to open ‘Flora, the Red Menace’ on Friday
April 4, 2015
Kansas University’s production of “Flora, the Red Menace” will open Friday at Murphy Hall’s William Inge Theatre.
Theatre Lawrence announces 2015-16 season
05:11 p.m., March 30, 2015 Updated 10:41 p.m.
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.
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.

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