In a world premiere play Atypical Boy opening at the Coterie Theatre, audience members enter a funny, fable-like world that is created with color, expressive characters and puppets. In this world, conformity is valued and individuality is misunderstood. But in the midst of this is a young person who is disenfranchised because he cannot conform.
Photographer Homer Page is largely unknown today because he exhibited and sold few photographs during his lifetime. A new exhibition at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art displays nearly 70 of Page's rare black-and-white photographs of post-war New York.
With so many movies in the theaters, it can be hard to know which ones to see. That's why the Movie Critics join us every other Friday to share their reviews of the latest films, and to discuss cinema news.
By The Walt Bodine Show
Kansas City , MO – The Movie Critics are:
John Tibbetts, Associate Professor of Theatre and Film at the University of Kansas
Tom Poe, Associate Professor of Communication Studies at UMKC
Kansas City, Mo. – One question mark has been cleared in the March second death of a 7 year old boy when he was hit by a Kansas City Fire Department pumper. The question is about sirens. Others remain. Dan Verbeck reports.
Kansas City, MO – The Kansas City city council had hoped to have a finished budget ordinance, but didn't accomplish that. On the day the council had hoped to put figures on the table, it heard a report on an employee benefit package that was both a victory and a disappointment.
Budget Director Troy Schulte and others had hoped to self-insure city workers at substantial savings. Turnaround time was to short for self-insurance, but Schulte told how a committee avoided a 12 percent cost increase current providers were going to charge.
Kansas City, MO – Kansas City council members will advance a budget to meet an expected $85 million shortfall, but it is unlikely that it will be the final version.
A Kansas lawmaker is planning a hearing on a state agency's decision to provide additional funding to an organization that serves the developmentally disabled, but there's controversy about who is on the group's board.
A bill repealing Kansas's death penalty law is scheduled for debate in the Senate.