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Crenshaw delivers an incredibly subtle performance as the seemingly aimless grown son living at home. Chuck is more honest and emotionally available than the women surrounding him and his shrewd philosophizing makes sense. Chuck shares touching moments with Iris, Erica and Nif as he is the only person willing to let down their guard in this emotional battlefield. These introspective moments are quite brief and are among the few respites in the play.


Libby Hanssen at KCMetropolis, Kansas City’s Online Journal of the Performing Arts reviews The Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre’s production of Rules for Widows.  The full review here.

Kansas City playwright Michael Ruth’s new play is currently in it’s World Premiere at the MET in Kansas City.  Shows runs through Oct. 3rd; Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30pm and Sundays at 2pm.

Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre opens the season with a world premiere: Michael Ruth’s “Rules for Widows,” in which a woman learns about her husband’s secret life after his death. Jan Rogge heads a cast that includes Marilyn Lynch, Jennifer Colville, Coleman Crenshaw and Katie Ligon. Performances begin Sept. 8.

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