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5:00 am
Mon February 3, 2014

At Play: Love, Evolution, And Science For Kids

There’s still time to catch Wichita Community Theatre’s production of Inherit The Wind, written by Jerome Lawrence & Robert E. Lee. 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. The production closes on February 9.

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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.

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9:54 am
Mon January 6, 2014

At Play: Driving Miss Daisy Comes To The Forum

Driving Miss Daisy opens January 16 at the Forum Theatre in Wichita. Set in mid-century Atlanta the 1987 play tells the story of an elderly Jewish matron, Daisy, and her chauffeur, Hoke. At first Daisy is none too happy about being forced to rely on a black man. But Hoke gradually wins her over, and during the 25-year span of the play the two develop a deep-rooted affection.

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5:00 am
Mon December 23, 2013

At Play: 2014 Preview

Wichita Community Theatre will present Inherit The Wind January 23 through February 9. The classic play dramatizes the 1925 Scopes “Monkey” Trial. Written in 1955, the play is traditionally seen as a discussion of McCarthyism.

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5:00 am
Mon December 9, 2013

At Play: Tru Holidays

Now through December 22 you can catch Irving Berlin’s White Christmas at the Crown Uptown. This musical tells the story of two showbiz friends putting on a show in a picturesque Vermont inn, and finding their perfect mates in the bargain. The show features memorable songs such as “Count Your Blessings Instead of Sheep,” “Happy Holiday,” “Sisters,” “Blue Skies,” and the title tune.

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9:22 am
Mon November 25, 2013

At Play: Holidays On Stage

Now through December 22 you can catch Irving Berlin’s White Christmas at the Crown Uptown. This musical tells the story of two showbiz friends putting on a show in a picturesque Vermont inn, and finding their perfect mates in the bargain. The show features memorable songs such as “Count Your Blessings Instead of Sheep,” “Happy Holiday,” “Sisters,” “Blue Skies,” and the title tune.

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8:14 am
Mon November 11, 2013

At Play: Of Politics And Fairy Tales

Southwestern College in Winfield, presents The Lion In Winter November 14-17. The 1966 play by James Goldman examines the personal and political conflicts of Henry II of England and his wife Eleanor of Aquitaine, during Christmas 1183. The play was adapted for screen in 1968 with a cast that included Peter O' Toole, Katharine Hepburn, and Anthony Hopkins in his film debut.

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7:15 am
Mon October 28, 2013

At Play: Hounds And Dolls

The Wichita State University School of Performing Arts presents Guys and Dolls November 7-10 at Wilner Auditorium. Set in Damon Runyon’s mythical New York City, this classic musical has been a favorite of audiences since it opened on Broadway in 1950. With an immortal score by Frank Loesser and Abe Burrows and Jo Swerling’s fast-paced book, this romantic comedy is considered the perfect musical comedy by many.

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8:13 am
Mon October 14, 2013

At Play: Preachers, Zombies And Murderous Intent

Credit Wichita Community Theatre

The Guild Hall Players present Macbeth, arguably Wiilliam Shakespeare's most terrifying tragedy, where a marriage, a conscience, and a king are buried in the darkest soil: the human heart.

Due to violence and sexual situations, this play is not recommended for children under thirteen.

The play will be performed at St. James Episcopal Church, Thursday, October 24 through Sunday, October 27. Performances from Thursday through Saturday begin at 8 p.m. Sunday’s show begins at 7.

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3:49 pm
Mon September 30, 2013

At Play: Moliere and Menopause

The Wichita State University School of Performing Arts presents The Learned Ladies, October 10-12. Moliere’s comedy, which takes a look at academic pretention, focuses on the lives of a group of “learned ladies” and their insatiable obsession for learning and high-brow culture of the conceited kind. Mix in a love triangle, a weak-minded husband, and a grammatically incorrect housemaid and you have one of Moliere’s most-beloved comedy of manners. This production is directed by Dr. Bret Jones.

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