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Wayside Waifs benefits from each ticket sold.  A great local no-kill animal shelter partners perfectly with this pooch focused play about relationships and the complicated, comedic consequences of adding a dog to your life.

KC Examiner review, Bob Evans, writes:

Sylvia is a “fun, comedy romp with a cast of local Kansas City acting favorites.”

“Working at the shelter I see so much good being done to help these animals find loving homes,” [producer and actress Shea] Ketchum said. “I wanted to do something more for the ‘waifs.’ Coming from a theatre background, producing a play that would benefit Wayside Waifs seemed like a fantastic way to fuse my passions together.”

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Crenshaw, as Greg, delves into a light-comedic performance with ease. Crenshaw has played a myriad of characters throughout the city. “Sylvia” marks the first time this reviewer has seen him perform this broad of a comedy role. Crenshaw delivers strong performances whatever the character demands. His Greg is funny, comical, and the character that drives the comedy forward.

Full review here.

Tickets and show times here.

Mr. Evans at the KC Examiner published this review of the Fishtank’s newest show: Neighborhood 3.  We run through June 6th, each show at 8:30pm, come out and check us out if you can!  Click here for tickets.

Mr. Evans found the show intense and experimental, commenting “The two veterans of the cast demonstrate just how to delineate their characters and present a plethora of characters in this short piece. Coleman Crenshaw and Devon Burns bring a different character to each scene.”

For the full review click here.

Kansas City Actors Theatre has opened the final show in their 10th Season down at The Carlsen Center on the campus of JCCC.  Crimes of the Heart is a dark comedy filled in tragedy and laughs, suicide and lemonade.  Come out and see us if you can.  The show runs through March 8th.  For tickets check this out.  Or, if you know me well enough to email me, drop me a note and I can probably get you a discount.

Check out what the media is saying:

The always excellent, Deborah Hirsch, of The Pitch, proclaims the story strong and rich, full of idiosyncratic performances.  “This casting, if in lieu of narrative logic, provides an ideal platform for this talented ensemble. It also adds a depth that might not otherwise exist in this largely light work…”.  Full review here.

Diana Reese at the Kansas City Star calls it “memorable theatre” saying: “I hated to say goodbye to the sisters Magrath“.   She goes on to say that “Coleman Crenshaw shines in his KCAT debut”.   Read the full review on the KC Star website here.

The KC Metropolis reviewer, Karen Hauge, chimes in with:  “Henley’s fine, colloquial writing and delicate storytelling come to life in the careful hands of the actors and director Darren Sextro.”  Find the full text of Karen Hauge’s wonderfully crafted review here.

Frank C. Siraguso calls it “just plain fun” and “a fast-paced tale” in his review over at the Kansas City InfoZine.

Bob Evans, with the Examiner, says it is “a super-strong cast from top to bottom” that create a “darkly funny” play that he gives his “highest recommendation“.   Full review here.

Come out and join the Southern Gothic humor of Beth Henley’s Crimes of the Heart and add you voice to the conversation below in the comments!