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HEY HI-DE-HO MAN; A Tribute To Cab Calloway

Kansas City, MO
From longtime favorite KC Fringe Fest producer-Br. John, comes the latest installment in his 'Historical Music Showcase Theater' series. A talk show host sits down with Jazz legend-Cab Calloway (both portrayed by Br. John)... read more

In Their Own Words

Kansas City, MO
"In Their Own Words" is presented by The Black Repertory Theatre of Kansas City and is a collection of poems, prose, short stories and plays penned by the students of Ruskin High School and Hickman 9th Grade Center as a pa... read more

Incognito

Kansas City, MO
Princeton, 1955: a scientist steals Einstein's brain hoping to unlock superhuman intelligence. London, 2012: a psychologist decides to start her life over and finds herself in over her head. Bath, England, 1953: after an e... read more

Night of Bands

KCMO, MO
Enjoy the music of Passed Freckles, BGB, Copywrite with host Chris Hudson.

Sun of the Revolution

Kansas City, MO
This play explores the generational gap between today’s style of hip hop in comparisons to the Golden Era. When a young man disturbs an older gentleman’s peace on a train ride, a battle of will and wit ensues. Can the wild... read more

The Epic Epic

Kansas City, MO
Sometimes reality is too real. Leave your cares at the door, kick reality to the curb, and escape into an unknown world full of fascinating characters, epic landscapes, and good triumphing over evil! PLUS you get a say in ... read more

The Wendigo

Kansas City, MO
In this adaptation of the Algernon Blackwood story, four hunters go into the Canadian wilderness and become hunted & haunted by a supernatural 'legend.' Mike Speller returns to the KC Fringe with his one-man interpretation... read more

The Yellow Wallpaper: A Dance Into Madness

Kansas City, MO
Inspired by the gothic classic “The Yellow Wallpaper” by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, this is a story of a woman controlled by her aloof but dominating husband. A tale of past and perhaps current woes of frightening madness a... read more

Will The Circle

Kansas City, MO
Block parties have always been a neighborhood’s “beers-and-brats” version of “Keep Calm, Carry On.” But in a country as divided as ever, with violence simmering at the edge of every day, what better way to combat the stres... read more

Dust Bowl: American Stories

Kansas City, MO
Grant Maloy Smith presents his new album DUST BOWL - AMERICAN STORIES as a one-man show. Take a trip back to the American Great Plains during the 1930s, when enormous dust storms ("black rollers") rolled across the prairie... read more

Huck Finn and the Quest for the Winding Wind

Kansas City, MO
60 year-old, burned out Huck Finn no longer finds joy in writing and storytelling, and seeks new adventures. Enter Iktomi, a native American boy who entices Huck with the legend of the Winding Wind. They embark for Apache ... read more

Liminal State: A Travelers' Guide

Kansas City, MO
The Fishtank's new performance 'Liminal State: A Traveler's Guide' delivers an eclectic collection of new theatrical work; modern and experimental, celebrating the body as an expressive tool, vessel for research, and site ... read more

Shelter Shorts

Kansas City, MO
A fun, fast-paced, and educational show that will make you wonder just what your pets are really thinking. An a family friendly adventure through the lives of shelter animals. Experience everything from intake into the she... read more

The Immaculate Big Bang

Kansas City, MO
The Immaculate Big Bang  (god - science - laughs) Sparked by the death of his father and birth of his daughter, Comedian Bill Santiago goes in search of answers and laughs at the border of science and religion, exploring t... read more

The Mosquito Radio Hour III: Third Times the Harm...

Kansas City, MO
We are back and we are still NOT THE MOTH.  Each night, a different swarm of talent  will share tales of stings, bites, irritations, and bumps in life. Think your life sucks?  Come spend the evening with us...and wear prot... read more

Beginnings from an End

Kansas City, MO
Our choices build the foundations of our lives. Three women, three choices- each one building her life. Beginnings follows the progression of reproductive rights since Roe v Wade, and examines the impact of the right to ch... read more

Clockstoppers: How to Build a Railroad Empire

Kansas City, MO
Based on true events, Clockstoppers is a two woman musical romp about the day that time stood still. Go back in time to November 18, 1883, the day clocks stopped to standardize the new time zones. Does every second count? ... read more

Lucy and the Circumstances -- Chapter 1

Kansas City, MO
Lucy Duggan is a young woman at a crossroads. Should she stay with the band she leads or continue her studies in psychology? To complicate matters, Lucy has learned that she has multiple sclerosis and her parents’ marriage... read more

Militant Showgirls

Kansas City, MO
We are storytellers, but we are also activists. We filter and magnify and distort the society we live in to entertain, but also to force it to look at itself, and to push it forward. Onstage and off. We will not quietly ac... read more

Summerfest Is for the Birds

Kansas City, MO
This program is a celebration of all the arts-chamber music style! We present Michael Horwood’s Birds, which combines music and over 120 projected images to tell a story designed by Toronto writer Michael Schulman. You’ll ... read more

The Taming of the Poo

Kansas City, MO
From the creator of Poops, I Did It Again, comes a new work of comedy that will, hopefully, not only hit home with a lot of people, but give them a reason to just laugh themselves silly for an hour of their lives. Everyone... read more

Yiddish With Dick and Jane

Kansas City, MO
From the best-selling book by Ellis Weiner and Barbara Davilman, this is a classic story told through the beloved primer characters Dick and Jane and their little sister Sally. You'll plotz. You'll kvell. Oy vey, what a show!

Breakneck Julius Caesar

Kansas City, MO
Amid the latest swirl of controversy surrounding Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar, Tim Mooney, author/performer of Shakespeare's Histories, Lot o' Shakespeare, and Breakneck Hamlet brings Breakneck Julius Caesar to Kansas City!

Caution! This Play Will Kill You!

Kansas City, MO
Nine people are invited to the opening night of a play which doesn't exist! No one knows who sent the invitation! Someone or something is lurking in the dark beyond the flickering lights! A raging storm has suddenly appear... read more

My Favorite Things (A musical review)

Kansas City, MO
“When the dog bites, when the bee stings, when I'm feeling sad…I simply remember my favorite things…and then I don't feel so bad!” A show put together from my own favorite things! Me and my crew of artists will have harmon... read more

Prove Me Wrong

Kansas City, MO
I recently had an "epissany" that changed my life. It was an awful revelation around my white privilege and personal racism,  that left me stunned then pissed. I was convinced that what I'd realized couldn't be true so I w... read more

Variations on a Theme by Tara Varney

Kansas City, MO
Schisms, disconnects, and words left unsaid. From the creator of past Fringe hits Sexing Hitler, Red Death, and Voyage to Voyager, comes a collection of intimate, touching, and humorous scenes that explore the difficulties... read more

Altus

Kansas City, MO
The Cyclone cast and crew from Lucia are back with new work! Join us for Altus, a show juxtaposing our desire to be appreciated based on appearance alone with the unconscious happiness of internal joy and connection in a h... read more

Boomer Momma Mommyisms...Wonderland Adventure

Kansas City, MO
Travel through the wonderland of being a boomer, laughing all the way. This humorous rendition of Boomer Momma "Mommyisms" explores finding a mate, training a mate, using technology, launching (and relaunching) those darn ... read more

Geography for F*cking Idiots. Plays About Places I've Never Been

Kansas City, MO
See this world premiere production before it transfers Off-Broadway in the Fall! Come laugh and “aha” your way through a series of interwoven short plays about some of our favorite countries and the four things we think we... read more

KCIC Classics

Kansas City, MO
The KC Improv Company is offering a veritable smorgasbord of improv comedy at this year's KC Fringe Festival! Using your suggestions, we create unique, inventive, and downright hilarious works of theater! This year, we are... read more

Well, He’s Dead

Kansas City, MO
A paranoid internet sleuth and her best friend prepare a cabin for a weekend getaway. Before the arrival of the best friend’s boyfriend, the women discover a mysterious package hidden in the bedroom. Once they are joined b... read more

Arc of Joan

Kansas City, MO
In the wake of 9/11, Jen Appell co-created the original rock musical Joan the Maid (now performed as Arc of Joan). Informed by the political and social climate, the production envisioned what Joan of Arc’s life would have ... read more

Dirty Birdie Story Hour 2

Kansas City, MO
Dirty Birdie Story Hour is a storytelling celebration of deviance. It’s an evening of true, personal stories all themed around deviance (all kinds, not only sexual). Show creator and host, Susanna Lee, hand-picks professio... read more

The Respectful Prostitute by Jean-Paul Sartre

Kansas City, MO
"I'm a good person."That's what we tell ourselves, right? And maybe, for some of us, it's the truth. But anything can be the "truth" if you reeeeaaally believe it's true - for you, anyway. So... is it true that you're a go... read more

World Burlesque Federation: Stripdown

Kansas City, MO
Put on your spandex and step into the ring! Kansas City Cabaret is ready to get down and dirty for our 8th year at the KC Fringe Festival. Watch four buxom burlesquers battle it out for the “Glittery World Burlesque Federa... read more

KCKCC #333: Poultry in Motion, or The Land of Oohs and Aahs

Kansas City, MO
An unstoppable force meets an immovable object as a drinking group with a running problem comes to KCMO to tell but show. This modern retelling of King Midas and the golden touch zooms from the Buffalo Room, shuttles to th... read more

Louder Than A Sound 2

Kansas City, MO
Louder Than A Sound is a display of what it means to be a musician and to show that singers are more than just sound on a mic. This show was created to help demonstrate that music has a bigger purpose than just entertainme... read more

Right Between the Ears

Kansas City, MO
Right Between the Ears is the award-winning sketch comedy series broadcast on public radio. It has been spoofing politics, celebrities, sports figures, lame TV shows and stupid commercials since 1985. The show's been broad... read more

Striking Beauty

Kansas City, MO
An idealistic artist calls for an art strike in the Crossroads to battle unscrupulous and unethical authorities.  The resulting Tweet storm surprises even him!  His moral compass spins wildly as he and his family land in j... read more

Downtown Replay

Kansas City, MO
Come play with us! Experience Kansas City in a way you've never heard or seen before! Downtown Replay is a collaborative and interactive piece exploring the sights and sounds of KC. Be a part of this full sensory experienc... read more

Fountain City Sketch

Kansas City, MO
Fountain City Sketch is a subsidiary of The KC Improv Company. Over the past 3 years, we have been creating original, hilarious new sketch comedy at The Kick Comedy Theater. This year, we bring the best of the best to The ... read more

From Alphabet Street to When Doves Cry: 99 Haikus About Prince

Kansas City, MO
Come see the artist MAXIMUM ROCKNROLL magazine calls "inexplicable, but totally hilarious." National Poetry Slam performer and pop-culture maven Michael Shaeffer flies in from Alaska to perform a funkadelic and deliriously... read more

IMAGES

Kansas City, MO
Starring Missy Fennewald, this experimental narrative film pulls the viewer into the world of internet addiction and it's ever-increasing presence in the new millennium. Utilizing a skillful mixture of motion and still pho... read more

Radio Free Puppets

Kansas City, MO
Radio Free Puppets is a variety radio hour... with puppets. Featuring a diverse cast of characters, Radio Free Puppets takes you back to a time when entertainment was only limited by your imagination and your radio's dial.... read more

S.N.M.

Kansas City, MO
Have you ever wondered what it would REALLY be like to walk a mile in someone else's shoes? What if you had to spend the better part of your puberty years with the opposite sex's genitals? If that sounds like fun then S.N.... read more

Teen Film

KCMO, MO
Watch short films from local teen filmmakers presented by Reel Spirit and Blue Valley's CAPS program.  Stay after the films for a Q&A with some of the filmmakers.

Another Year Closer to Death

Kansas City, MO
Darkness arrives in Kansas City as teenage goth, Emily Kzany, emerges from the shadows to share her pain and poetry. Hailing from Yukon, Oklahoma (birthplace of Garth Brooks), Kzany's "cutting" edge poems are inspired by c... read more

Blackmail, Murder & Other Ways To Say I Love You

Kansas City, MO
Love hurts. Music tells us so, literature tells us so, and playwrights Glendora Davis, Mary Beth Gordon, and Lezlie Revelle will show you the little ways we hurt, torture, and sometimes kill to get what we desire.

Down the Urinal Hole and Around the Corner

Kansas City, MO
Hi. Hello it’s me. And you, yes, you are invited to a #QueerCultHorror loosely inspired by Edgar Allen Poe’s Masque of the Red Death. Excited yet? Prepare for sexuality, intimacy, and ecstasy, as you swallow down the fears... read more

Play That Funky Music, White Boy!

Kansas City, MO
Scott Cox believes he’s witnessed the second coming of… George Clinton. His friends told him the Funk-master isn’t dead, but now he's a dangerous man on a divine mission. To spread the Gospel of Funk (AKA “The Capital T Tr... read more

Check Mate

Kansas City, MO
Immersive cinematic play from the team who brought you Audience and Bird in the Hand. A brilliant young scientist was able to crack the fabric between alternate realities and ran away – devastated by the results. Based on ... read more

On the Road to Verona

Kansas City, NM
Leave your cell phones on! Go to our “Road to Verona” Facebook page and join the characters on stage. Post your comments on how to write love letters, “like” characters’ relationship updates, react to Proteus unfriending V... read more

A Dinner Party

Kansas City, MO
After a botched robbery, Kevin finds himself hiding at a dinner party. As Lucy & Kyle, the hosts, attempt to keep their uninvited guests' identity a secret, the growing lie pushes everyone to the brink. Of sanity, probably.

BLADDER INTERRUPTED. A Self-Story About Cancer

Kansas City, MO
If there’s a breast cancer sisterhood, what’s a girl to do when she finds herself instead in a bladder cancer golf club? Mechele Leon wrote and stars in this personal story about getting cancer and losing a bladder, about ... read more

Ella, July 21 & 28 OR Improvisations, July 24 & 26

Kansas City, MO
TWO SHOWS TO CHOOSE FROM! Eboni Fondren portrays Ella Fitzgerald, 100 years after her birth, with local jazz band Mighty Mo Combo in a SPECIAL ENGAGEMENT, July 21 & 28 only. Hear Eboni's beautiful vocals accompanied by big... read more

My White Son

Kansas City, MO
Rashaad and Andy saw separate but meteoric rises to the top. Rashaad - a young, black Oscar winning actor and Andy - a critically acclaimed comic, also share a sudden descent into Hollywood shame. Personal missteps have le... read more

The Adventures of Crazy Jane and Red Haired Annie: New Fairy Tales for the Playful, Witty and Wise

Kansas City, MO
What happens when you combine magical realism, the wonder and menace of fairy tales, a good dash of wild women, the wisdom of Sesame Street and modern street smarts? You get <i>The Adventures of Crazy Jane and Red Haired A... read more

The Art of Magic

Kansas City, MO
The Society of American Magicians Assembly #38 is proud to present a look at magic today. With sleight of hand artists, illusionists, hypnotists, and mentalists popping up in the media more and more, we invite you to come ... read more

Walls Suck

Kansas City, MO
Meet Andi, a warm-hearted artist in a long-term, polyamorous relationship with two men. This loving thruple lives together, faces the world together, and sometimes argues about whether Beyonce is a true feminist. When Andi... read more

The Cat Meme-ologues

Kansas City, MO
You've got to be kitten me! Your favorite internet cats have come to life in a variety of monologues inspired by cat memes. They're looking for stage time and tuna. Featuring the work of local Kansas City playwrights Linds... read more

The Devil on the Wall or, That Time I Got Kidnapped

Kansas City, MO
Jamie Campbell re-lives the time he was kidnapped as a child in this solo performance that is part comedy, part storytelling, and 100% true. Travel back to 1991 as Jamie relives what he calls the “greatest adventure of my ... read more

I Can Rap 'The Raven', and Other Things I Probably Shouldn't Brag About

Kansas City, MO
Taylor Kay Phillips has many talents and virtually no skills. Born and raised in KC, she knew all the US presidents in order before she learned how to change a light bulb. And after 4 years at Harvard, her most impressive ... read more

QUACK & Rules We Live By

Kansas City, MO
QUACK -  When a paranoid young man is terrorized by the recurring presence of a rubber duck, he soon learns that his squeaky tormentor is merely a herald of something far more malevolent.Rules We Live By -  After being set... read more

Take Flight: An Adventure in Cirque

Kansas City, MO
BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND!Clutching a one-way ticket to his dreams, Bumbles' plane freezes in time... with his heart (Kiki) and mind (Fink) at odds, Bumbles must choose between clinging to the past or leaping into the unknown... read more

Variations on a Scene by Tara Varney

Kansas City, MO
Step into the mind of an actor as a scene from the current Fringe show Variations on a Theme by Tara Varney is given a cold read and reworked live on stage. This is a new kind of improv, featuring a different scene every n... read more

A Picture's Worth Five Dollars

Kansas City, MO
Disturbing the Peace. Assault. Police. Utility Belts. Liberty. Laser Pointers. A Homeless Ghost. A Tutu’d Fairy. This original satire promises to excite, humor, intrigue, entertain, and ask the questions. When an immigrant... read more

JELLY ROSE live n concert: Relationships, Resolutions, Spirituality, & Potpourri

KCMO, MO
If you have seen Jelly Rose and her four-piece band live in concert before, you know she can flat out bring it! That will not change with this performance. What will change is that this year’s performances will each have a... read more

Lookin' For a Fight

Kansas City, MO
Jake lives in a small town where people talk and everyone knows each other’s business. It’s common knowledge that Jake has a reputation for solving problems with his fists. One day he is waiting outside the daycare for the... read more

Neighborhood Goons

Kansas City, MO
Written partially as a love letter to Chicago, Neighborhood Goons is loosely based on some of the characters there and the things they did - namely drink, swear, and beat each other up.

Write to Me

Kansas City, MO
From the creator of the acclaimed Boom! An International Lost and Found Family Marching Band, and Mask of the Broken Heart, Write to Me is a love letter to letter-writing. Inspired by a box of 200 received letters, Stephan... read more

Ready or Not

Kansas City, MO
You've got it all. You're married, you've got a house, a steady job. Life is on track! Suddenly, it takes a turn. You're pregnant! And it's exciting. Scary, overwhelming, yes... but exciting! And then comes a twist. And an... read more

IFCKC Presents: Film @the Fringe

Kansas City, MO
The Independent Filmmakers Coalition of Kansas City presents a collection of short films written, produced, performed and shot by some of the finest of Kansas City's film community. Join us as we explore the brightest mome... read more

Marie Antoinette

Kansas City, MO
It’s ‘French Revolution’ meets ‘Keeping up with the Kardashians’. Marie Antoinette provides a peek into the life of the infamous Queen of France and cake enthusiast. She delights us with her three-foot wigs and extravagant... read more

The Caduceus!

Kansas City, MO
Following a catastrophic event, best friends and polar opposites Comedy and Tragedy are cast out as spiraling whirlwind dancing on the scales of time and space. Searching always in hopes of finding what they really need. W... read more

Rhythm and Boobs: Let's Duet

Kansas City, MO
'Rhythm and Boobs' is back and double the trouble. Why don't we do it the KC Fringe Festival? Audie Oh!, Romany Jewel, Phoebe Pharamone, Stella Blue and more feature with the Hardest Working Band in Show Business to bring ... read more

The House of Bernarda Alba

Kansas City, MO
In the wake of her husband’s death, tyrannical matriarch Bernarda Alba enforces eight years of mourning upon her five daughters: For eight years, they are not allowed to leave their home. But the daughters’ desires for lov... read more

Mama's Boy

Kansas City, MO
Blake Friis grew up a proud, self-proclaimed mama's boy. His mother was smart, funny, and the toughest person in town. After a devastating car accident, she made a recovery that exceeded everyone's expectations...except he... read more

Snowed Inn

Kansas City, MO
A live reality show where the audience has control! See what happens when strangers are forced to live in an isolated cabin, have their lives filmed, and are made to compete in absurd challenges! When reality show fame and... read more

Finding You, Losing Me

Kansas City, MO
Join us for a compilation of works from our hit show "Blush" as well as some new, never before seen pieces!  We will also have several guest artists that will be a must see! If you have never seen Seamless, we are a modern... read more

The Chronic Single's Handbook

Kansas City, MO
A chronically-single guy takes a trip around the world hoping to change his luck with love. An unflinching look at how men feel about sex, love, marriage, and massage parlors. Adult language and adult situations, including... read more

Dances of India

Kansas City, MO
Nritya and Anjali dance presents Vrikshasan: Where is your back?. It explores the issue of environmental degradation, taking our cue from climate change. Using the tree pose from yoga as the main motif, the dancers explore... read more

Belly Dance on the Fringe: Rhythm & Moves

Kansas City, MO
The sound of Middle Eastern music stands apart because of its unique instrumentation and rhythms. Raghsidad and Friends will demystify the sounds by presenting the facts of the beats using figures in motion and sharing exa... read more

Cody Clark: A Different Way of Thinking

Kansas City, MO
Magician Cody Clark combines the arts of magic, theatre, comedy, and storytelling to give a first-person account of living with autism. From his birth to his graduation from the University of Louisville, Cody will take you... read more

Suzette Woods/ A Tribute to Anita Baker, featuring Samara Smith

Kansas City, MO
This is a tribute show to one of Suzette's favorite jazz & R & B artists, Ms Anita Baker. Her music has inspired Suzette to use her voice as a tool. This is a 55 min show with special guest Samara Smith. She will also brin... read more

Here Lies Joyland

Kansas City, MO
Here lies Joyland. This once iconic theme park now rots -abandoned- in Wichita, Kansas. It is here, four teens break inside the rusted gates in a quest to uncover Joyland's dark history. Yet, innocent adventure turns swift... read more
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