Commentary
7:12 am
Mon April 15, 2013

At Play: Strippers, Shakespeare and the Universe

Credit Wichita Center for the Arts

Wichita Center For The Arts presents How The World Began Wednesday, April 17 through Sunday, April 21. Susan, a high school biology teacher leaves Manhattan, New York for a job in Plainview, Kan. Susan is ready for more than a little culture shock, but she’s not prepared for the fire storm that engulfs the town when she makes an off-hand comment about the origins of the universe. This production is directed by Joyce Cavarozzi.

Mosley Street Melodrama presents JR Hurst's Bite It, Wichita! The Foodie Network Challenge paired with the Name That Food Musical Comedy Revue now through May 25. Bite It Wichita follows Paula Bean and Emeroid Largasse as they engage in a battle royale to win the annual Bite It, Wichita Challenge. With the help of Alton Bean and Julie Rachel Ray they both hope to become the new champion. However, Emeroid's talents are not what they seem and his assistant, Julie, is frustrated with her work being played off as his own. When Emeroid hatches a new plan to kidnap Paula to ensure his victory, our young love birds will have to work together to defeat the evil Emeroid. The Name That Food Musical Comedy Revue features songs from Meatloaf, The Black Eyed Peas and others.

The Forum Theatre will present The Full Monty April 25 through May 19. Based on the 1997 film, this musical comedy follows six unemployed steelworkers in Buffalo, New York who have no cash and no prospects. They set out to make some quick cash by showing off their "real man" bodies in their own stripper act.

And for those in the mood for something a little less contemporary Wichita Community Theatre presents William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream April 18 through May 5.