Commentary
9:02 am
Mon March 4, 2013

At Play Theatre Roundup: March 4 - March 17

Wichita Community Theatre presents <i>Doubt: A Parable</i> March 13 -17.
Wichita Community Theatre presents Doubt: A Parable March 13 -17.

Music Theatre for Young People will present Sweet Charity the Musical, March 8 - 10 at Mary Jane Teall Theater. The production features music by Cy Coleman, lyrics from Dorothy Fields and a book by Neil Simon and is probably familiar to some audiences from the 1969 film adaptation, which starred Shirley MacLaine. Among the musical numbers are “Big Spender” and “If My Friends Could See Me Now.”

Wichita Community Theatre presents Doubt: A Parable March 13 -17. Set in a Catholic school in the Bronx during 1964, the play tells the story of a strong-minded woman who wrestles with conscience and uncertainty as she is faced with concerns about one of her male colleagues. The play is written by John Patrick Shanley, the Academy Award-winning author of Moonstruck.

The Wichita State University School of Performing Arts presents Jake’s Women, written by Neil Simon. Jake, a novelist, writes about the women in his life and soon fact and fiction begin to blur, all of it leading to a marital crisis. This production is directed by Tom Frye and opens March 14 with performances on the 14, 15, 16 at 7:30 p.m. and March 17 at 2 p.m. at WSU’s Wilner Auditorium.

The Crown Uptown Theatre’s production of Church Basement Ladies is in its final performances now until March 9. The Crown will present the classic Annie Get Your Gun begging March 22.

Finally, Mosley Street Melodrama continues what it does best with Tallulah’s Tavern and Funeral Parlor or I See Drunk People now through March 20. The production is directed by Cindy Summers and the cast includes Jeff Taylor, Monte Wheeler and Jenny Mitchell.