Commentary
5:00 am
Mon January 20, 2014

At Play: 24 Hour Theatre People

Wichita Community Theatre presents Inherit the Wind by Jerome Lawrence & Robert E. Lee January 23-February 9. The town of Hillsboro and its citizen Bertram Cates are on trial for teaching evolution in the public schools. The world has its eye on this small town as the trial unfolds. This production features Wichita stage veterans Don Wineke and David Bailey among others.

Newman University presents the third annual 24 Hour Theatre Project January 31 and February 1. Newman faculty, students and staff participating in the project will assemble on Friday, Jan. 31 at 6 p.m. in Jabara Theatre. Participants will be randomly assigned to teams, each consisting of a director, playwright, and actors. At 8 p.m. on Jan. 31, the playwrights of each team will begin writing a new short play, approximately 10 minutes in length, which kicks off the 24-hour process. The next morning at 8 the directors and actors will begin rehearsing the play. At 8 p.m. on Feb. 1 – 24 hours after the writing began – the plays are produced for a live audience.

Newman University faculty, students, and staff as well as the general public are invited to attend the event. Tickets are $2 for everyone. Proceeds will benefit the Sloppy Joes Improv Troupe, an improvisation-comedy group made up of Newman students.

American Rose Theater presents The Burlesque Murders: Getting Their Just Desserts Show January 25, 2014 at 8:00 p.m. Doors at 7 p.m. at The Forum Theatre. Period cosumtes from the 20s, 30s and 40s are encouraged.

The Forum’s production of the stage classic Driving Miss Daisy continues now through February 2.