Commentary
8:05 am
Mon November 12, 2012

At Play Theatre Roundup: 11/12 - 11/25

Batman Live visits Intrust Bank Arena in downtown Wichita this Tuesday and Wednesday, November 13 and 14. Adapted from the DC Comics characters and stories, Batman Live focuses on Robin’s quest for justice, which leads him to follow in the footsteps of his hero – the mysterious vigilante known as Batman, much to the dismay of his protective guardian, billionaire Bruce Wayne, whom the audience knows is secretly Batman. This dynamic triangle resolves itself in a non-stop thrill-ride across Gotham City that transforms Bruce Wayne and Dick Grayson into the legendary crime-fighters, Batman and Robin. The adventure transports the audience from the Big Top of Haly's Circus to the depths of Arkham Asylum, and from the glittering peaks of the Penguin’s Iceberg Lounge to the subterranean wonders that await inside the Batcave.

Wichita Center for the Arts presents Red beginning on November 14 and ending on the 18th. Mark Rothko is in his New York studio circa 1958, painting a group of murals for the expensive and exclusive Four Seasons restaurant. He gives orders to his assistant, Ken, as Mark mixes the paints, makes the frames, and paints the canvases. Ken, however, brashly questions Rothko’s theories of art and his acceding to work on such a commercial project. Directed by John Boldenow and Danette Baker.

And on the horizon for later this month is a touring production of Rock of Ages at Century II Concert Hall beginning November 27 and She Loves Me, presented at Wichita State University’s Wilner Auditorium beginning November 29

For more information on all theatre productions in our area, visit our events calendar.