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Kansas City Repertory Theatre Turns 50

The Kansas City Repertory Theatre

The Kansas City Repertory Theatre was founded in 1964 by Patricia McIlrath. The company has moved, the name has changed, and this non-profit theater group has expanded in the 50 years since.

On Friday's Up to Date, Rep director Eric Rosen and theatre critic Bob Trussell join Steve Kraske for a look back at the accomplishments of the venerable institution.  Then they turn to what lies ahead for The Rep.


  • Eric Rosen, artistic director for the Kansas City Repertory Theatre.
  • Robert Trussell, theatre critic for the Kansas City Star.

Event Info: The Kansas City Repertory Theatre celebrates 50 years at A Fearless Fête 2014 on Friday, May 30, at Spencer Theatre. Tickets are available though the KC Rep website

Hear More: The 2014-2015 season of The Rep begins with the opening of Our Town on September 5, 2014.


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Steve Kraske is the host of KCUR's Up To Date. Follow him on Twitter @stevekraske.
Jenny began her radio career in 1994 as a news reporter for KSMU in Springfield, Mo. at Southwest Missouri State University. She moved to Kansas City in 1996 and worked as an intern for New Letters On the Air.