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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

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

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

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 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

Arc of Joan

Kansas City, MO
In the wake of 9/11, singer/songwriterJen 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... read more

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!

Confessions of a Yoga Teacher

Kansas City, MO
Journey through the life of a yoga teacher as she takes you through her life with musical numbers, jokes, and stories. Tyra will showcase an arrangement of characters and stories that have shaped who she is.

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

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

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

Barre None

Kansas City, MO
What do flamingos, stardust, umbrellas, Michael Bublé, and the inner thoughts of dancers have in common? A VidaDance show, of course! Returning to the KC Fringe stage after winning “Best of Venue” last year, VidaDance once... 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

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

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

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

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!

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

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

Prove Me Wrong

Kansas City, MO
I recently had an "epissany" that changed my life. It was an awful revelation around 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 went ... 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

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

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

All-Star Detectives

Kansas City, MO
When a crime lord is released from prison, and a string of murders follow, it is up to the All-Star Detectives to put things right. This audience-interactive noir mystery features tough detectives, dangerous dames, live mu... 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

Militant Showgirls

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

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

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

Liminal State: A Travelers' Guide

Kansas City, MO
Greetings Earthlings, We are from the future...or the past. We have a message. Everything you desire is on the other side of fear. And desire is the energy of evolution. The Liminal State is an intermediate phase or condit... 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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 floor. Once they are joined by ... read more

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Cat Meme-ologues

KCMO, 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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
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Past Events

Ticket Types Clone 2017

Ticket Types Clone 2017

Kansas City, MO
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Monday, June 19 2017 7:00 PM 8:00 PM

William Inge Festival Package

William Inge Festival Package

Independence, KS
Package includes: Admission to all Wed. evening through Friday night events Two VIP events — the President’s reception and the Honoree dinner.   $200 Early Bird Discount available until March 22 (Price increases to $250 After Early Bird Deadline)
Wed, Apr 19 2017 9:00 AM Sat, Apr 22 2017 12:00 PM

Fringe Presents: Audience

Fringe Presents: Audience

Kansas City, MO
Told as a verbal symphony, the playgoers will stand or sit on stage and look out into the theater seats. Four couples sit side by side and listen to the tale of each other's lives. The audience can choose to follow one of the four, change from one to the other, or experience the work in its sound...
Fri, Mar 3 2017 7:00 PM Sat, Mar 11 2017 9:30 PM

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Button

Kansas City, MO
Button
Sunday, July 31 2016 1:30 PM 7:00 PM

Best of The Fishtank: Life Laid Bare

Best of The Fishtank: Life Laid Bare

Kansas City, MO
Life Laid Bare
Sunday, July 31 2016 5:00 PM 6:00 PM

Best of Bolender Center: From this Pointe On

Best of Bolender Center: From this Pointe On

Kansas City, MO
From This Pointe On
Sunday, July 31 2016 4:30 PM 5:30 PM

Best of Phosphor Studio: There Will be Boobs

Best of Phosphor Studio: There Will be Boobs

Kansas City, MO
Highest attendance show at Phosphor Studio in the 2016 KC Fringe Festival!
Sunday, July 31 2016 4:30 PM 5:30 PM

Best of Unicorn Jerome Stage: Bingo on the Boulevard

Best of Unicorn Jerome Stage: Bingo on the Boulevard

Kansas City, MO
Highest attendance for a show at Unicorn: Jerome in the 2016 KC Fringe Festival!
Sunday, July 31 2016 4:30 PM 5:30 PM

Best of Buffalo Room: Burlesque on the Rocks - Queen

Best of Buffalo Room: Burlesque on the Rocks - Queen

Kansas City, MO
Burlesque on the Rocks: Queen
Sunday, July 31 2016 4:00 PM 5:00 PM

Best of The Living Room Theatre: Hacks

Best of The Living Room Theatre: Hacks

Kansas City, MO
Hacks
Sunday, July 31 2016 3:30 PM 4:30 PM

KC Fringe

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PO Box 415001, Kansas City, MO 64141-5001
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