Monday, December 16, 2013

Holiday Theater Picks in LFK: Kansas Nutcrackers, Christmas Boners, and Mamet!

If you want to see a reverent version of A Christmas Carol, you better head to the KC Rep, because LFK likes its holiday theater a little more strange.

If you want to see a ballet full of Kansas historical figures, you've got the annual Kansas Nutcracker at the LAC for another weekend.  Based on the review, we're thinking that Jerry Mitchell steals the show (but, sadly, he's not playing Victor Continental...oh, if only there were a few more boner jokes in this Nutcracker).

A much better chance for Christmas dick jokes will occur at Frank's on Saturday as Card Table Theater serves up A Very Shitty Christmas featuring LFK's beloved Shitty Deal Puppets, local comedians, and (of course) an ugly sweater competition, because contemporary Christmas events can't exist without an ugly sweater contest.  Details here on the FB event page.

If you prefer your theater without the holiday cheer, Third Thursday staged readings return to the Perc with  David Mamet's "Bobby Gould In Hell" and Kurt Vonnegut's "Sun, Moon, Stars."   Check out the great synopsis of the Mamet play below.

Oh, and Theatre Lawrence has a production of Shrek.  Despite auditioning, Chip did not get the role of Shrek.

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