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Robert Trussell at the KC Star previews a handful of Kansas City Theatre Season Openers including Move Over, Mrs. Markham (at The New Theatre), Nobody Lonesome for Me (The American Heartland Theatre), The End of Apathy (The Living Room), Rules for Widows (The Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre), and Red (Unicorn Theatre).  Below is an excerpt:

“Rules for Widows,” a new play by Kansas City playwright Michael Ruth, receives its world premiere tonight at the Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre. In the play, a woman begins discovering her husband’s secrets after his untimely death and finds herself in conflict with her sister while dealing with her unemployed son and her daughter, who brings her new girlfriend to the funeral. The cast includes Jan Rogge, Marilyn Lynch, Coleman Crenshaw, Jessica Franz and Katie Ligon. Karen Paisley directs. The show runs through Oct. 2. Call 816-569-3226 or go to

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