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Kendra is living every black mother’s worst nightmare: her son is missing, it’s four o’clock in the morning and she’s at the police station trying to find out what happened. The officer working the nightshift is useless, her ex-husband isn’t picking up his phone and the speculations are beginning to consume her. This explosive new drama examines our nation’s racial divide through the eyes of parents searching for answers.

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Teisha M. Bankston as Kendra Ellis-Connor
Brian Paulette as Scott Connor
Bob Linebarger as Officer Paul Larkin
Lewis J Morrow as Lieutenant John Stokes

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How negotiable is a fact? The ultimate showdown between fact and fiction takes the stage in this unexpected comedy. In the world of fake news, one determined young fact checker is keen to make a name for himself. When his demanding editor asks him to review a groundbreaking piece by an unorthodox author, they search for the meaning of truth and the accuracy of art.

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Bill and Sherri are the white, progressive-and-proud headmaster and dean of admissions at Hillcrest, a New Hampshire boarding school. They work tirelessly to diversify the school’s mostly white population. However, when their own son’s Ivy League dreams are jeopardized, the family’s reaction blasts open a deep rift between what is said in public and what is done in private. The incendiary comedy takes a hard look at the privilege, power and the perils of whiteness.

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Inspired by real world events, Baghdaddy is a boisterous new musical that opens with a handful of government cronies at a support group for people who started the Iraq War. Crashing through time and remixing musical styles, Baghdaddy takes a witty and irreverent look at the questionable intelligence and hubris that led to one of the most colossal military blunders in recent history.

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Marc Liby* as Martin
Daniel Verschelden as Richart
Zach Faust as Curveball
John Cleary as Nelson
Brianna Woods* as Berry
Steve Hitchcock as Jerry
Darrington Clark* as The Man
Katie Karel* as Woman
Kelly Urshel as The Assistant

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After slamming the door on her family all those years ago, Nora is back with one really awkward favor to ask. This bitingly funny sequel to Ibsen’s revolutionary masterpiece explores family, motherhood and the roles people find themselves playing … a timely conversation with over 100 years of momentum behind it. Will the walls stand up to this reunion?  A must-see for anyone who’s ever tried to be married.

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Manon Halliburton* as Nora
Logan Black* as Torvald
Kathleen Warfel* as Anne Marie
Marisa B. Tejeda as Emmy

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In 1897, the international stage celebrity Sarah Bernhardt sets out to tackle her most ambitious role yet: Hamlet. This performance could catapult her to godly heights or be the end of Bernhardt’s illustrious career. All of Paris is wondering what will happen, and the indomitable actress will not allow anything to hold her back. In a fierce exploration of women, power and the desire to create a lasting legacy, Theresa Rebeck’s new play is full of high comedy and human drama.

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Carla Noack as Sarah
Doogin Brown as Edmond
Robert Gibby Brand as Constant
Todd Lanker as Francois
Keenan Ramos as Raoul
Khalif J. Gillett as Louis
Justin Barron as Alphonse
Shannon Mastel as Lysette/ Rosamond
JT Nagle as Maurice/ Worker

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A talking stork, lesbian moms, and the power to build your own baby… With a water shortage and violence on the increase, babies must be Pre-Certified in utero to ensure they have the purest genetic traits possible or risk banishment. It’s what humanity needs to survive. But when two couples conceive and face their own child’s results, things begin to look very messy indeed. This World Premiere production explores how far we are willing to go when we try to play god.

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Yetunde Felix-Ukwu as Ann
Jake Walker as Jamie
Amy O’Connor as Renee
Katie Gilchrist as Dani

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“If the art experience is supposed to challenge the viewer to peer into his/her soul, then the Unicorn provides an invaluable service not only to Kansas City audiences but also to the community itself.”

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IN-PROGRESS
NEW PLAY READING
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At Unicorn Theatre you can be a part of the next great play. Throughout the year we offer readings of exciting new scripts that have never been produced before. Talk Backs after each reading give audiences a chance to ask the playwright questions and discuss these in-progress manuscripts. Plays in our reading series often go on to receive full productions. Free and open to the public. Donations requested at the door.

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