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Journeyman Theatre Takes on <I>Trainspotting</I>

Last week, a new theatre group announced itself with a production of the cult classic Trainspotting. As KCUR's Steve Walker reports, the show marks the premiere collaboration between two ascendant theatre troupes that have until lately flown under the radar. By Steve Walker


Kansas City, MO – Performances of Trainspotting, adapted by Harry Gibson from the novel by Irvine Welsh, by the Journeyman Theatre Company continue September 13, 14 and 15 at the Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre (MET) at 1824 Walnut, Kansas City, Missouri.

When most people hear the term "Trainspotting," they're immediately transported to the grungy heart of Danny Boyle's 1996 hit film about heroin addicts in Edinburgh, Scotland. But before Irvine Walsh's novel became a movie, it was adapted for the stage and is now getting one of its rare United States productions with the new Kansas City theatre troup called Journeyman.

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