Unicorn Theatre, under the artistic leadership of Producing Artistic Director Cynthia Levin, announced the 39th season starting in September 2012 earlier this spring. Now the Unicorn is adding a hilariously irreverent season extra to the mix. Kansas City based playwright Ron Simonian returns to the Unicorn this holiday season with the next play in his evolution of irreverent and sharp-tongued humor, but this time he’s also playing guitar.
The Unicorn will present, as a season extra, the world premiere of THE SOUL COLLECTOR December 6-23, 2012. The end of the world is on the horizon and Lester Dupree has a plan for your salvation. Lester infuses his fanatical takes on the word of God with his very own brand of music. It's time to build your home in heaven, so bring an open mind, an open heart, but most importantly, bring your soul. Your salvation is moments away! If you loved Next of Kin, Slight Defect: A Desert Holiday, Zone 3, At The Feet of Doves, Arms and Legs, or Thanatos, don’t miss The Soul Collector. Cynthia Levin directs and Ron Simonian stars as Lester Dupree. Subscribers can see the show for just $15. Single tickets prices will be announced later and go on sale November 19, 2012.
The In-Progress New Play Reading Series is your opportunity to catch a glimpse of new works we are developing from local and national playwrights. Many of the scripts you will hear read are being considered for our 2013-2014 season. In the last five seasons, seven of the plays read in this series have been produced in a subsequent season as a full production. Tickets or reservations not required. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. All readings are at 7:30pm Dates: Sunday November 11, 2012; Sunday February 10, 2013, Thursday March 14, 2013; Sunday April 7, 2013. This series is free to the public, though donations are accepted at the door.
Don’t miss the world premieres of The Soul Collector and BlackTop Sky next season at the Unicorn. They were first seen in the In-Progress Reading Series in Spring 2012.
More details on the season, including casting, and the gala will follow this summer. Subscriptions are on sale by calling the box office at 816-531-7529 ext. 10, in person at 3828 Main Street, Kansas City, MO 64111 or can be purchased online at www.UnicornTheatre.org. There are discounted subscriptions for students and patrons Under 35.
THE 39th SEASON
The Motherf**ker With the Hat by Stephen Adly Guirgis, Directed by Sidonie Garrett, September 5-30, 2012
Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, Written by Alex Timbers, Music and lyrics by Michael Friedman
Directed by Cynthia Levin, Musical Direction by Jeremy Watson, Co-Produced with UMKC Theatre, October 10-November 4, 2012
Inspecting Carol By Daniel Sullivan and The Seattle Repertory Theatre, Directed by Theodore Swetz, Co-Produced with Kansas City Actors Theatre in partnership with UMKC Theatre, November 28-December 23, 2012
A WORLD PREMIERE, BlackTop Sky by Christina Anderson, Directed by Mykel Hill, January 23-February 10, 2013
Good People By David Lindsay-Abaire, Directed by Mark Robbins, Co-Produced with Kansas City Actors Theatre, February 27-March 24, 2013
My Name is Asher Lev by Aaron Posner, Adapted from the novel by Chaim Potok, Directed by Cynthia Levin, April 17-May 12, 2013
The Mountaintop by Katori Hall, June 5-23, 2013
A Season Extra, A WORLD PREMIERE, The Soul Collector by Ron Simonian, Directed by Cynthia Levin, December 6-23, 2013
In-Progress Reading Series, All Readings are at 7:30pm, Sunday November 11, 2012; Sunday February 10, 2013, Thursday March 14, 2013; Sunday April 7, 2013