Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Planting Time in Kechi!

Everyone driving by the corner of North Oliver and 61st Street knows the Kechi Playhouse is about to open when they see the flower pots filling up with new spring flowers, and this year is no exception. The cast of Rashomon is busy almost every night rehearsing and by June 2nd everyone should be ready to open our 150th production. David Dennis and Abri Geist have created some marvelous sword fights and Christy Railsback is stitching up costumes like mad. Our 29th season is opening with a bang and you don't want to miss it. Come take a mythical trip with us back to Old Japan. We'll see you at the theater!

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Coffee, Anyone??

This photo was taken at Crown Center in Kansas City May 14th when I went up to see the American Heartland's production of The 39 Steps. What a wild and crazy show! Five of us went Cyrstal Meek, Mark Schuster, Charlene Grinsell and sister Storme and we all had a great time.
On the Playhouse front, rehearsals for Rashomon are underway with David Dennis and Abri Geist creating and teaching the big samurai sword fight to Jason LaCoss and Paul Snyder. It is so exciting to see this Japanese folk tale come to life on our stage. Thanks to Mark Anderson and his brother we now have one of the tall plaforms from Wichita Community Theater's production of To Kill A Mockingbird on stage waiting to be turned into the Big Rashomon Gate, and all the actors are working hard on their parts. We should be ready to open by June 2nd so mark your calenders and come get in on all the fun! See You Soon!