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On The Fringe: From Kansas City To Edinburgh And Back Again

The roots of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Edinburgh, Scotland, can be traced to 1947, when eight theater companies showed up uninvited to another theater festival, hoping to capitalize on the crowds. Over sixty years later, the Fringe has become the biggest arts festival in the world, with groups from all over the planet.


Kansas City, MO – One such group who performed at the Fringe two weeks ago in Edinburgh was the Barstow School Theater Department, who gave a world audience a taste of what it means to be up to date in Kansas City.

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Since 1998, Steve Walker has contributed stories and interviews about theater, visual arts, and music as an arts reporter at KCUR. He's also one of Up to Date's regular trio of critics who discuss the latest in art, independent and documentary films playing on area screens.
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