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Past Events

"Return to the Forbidden Planet" by Bob Carlton

"Return to the Forbidden Planet" by Bob Carlton

Independence, MO
Blast off on a routine flight and crash into the planet D’Illyria where a sci-fi version of The Tempest set to rock and roll golden oldies unfolds with glee. The planet is inhabited by a sinister scientist, Dr. Prospero; his delightful daughter Miranda; Ariel, a faithful robot on roller skates; a...
Thu, Mar 30 2017 8:00 PM Sun, Apr 9 2017 4:00 PM

"Agnes of God" by John Pielmeier

"Agnes of God" by John Pielmeier

Independence, MO
Summoned to a convent, Dr. Martha Livingstone, a court-appointed psychiatrist, is charged with assessing the sanity of a novice accused of murdering her newborn. Miriam Ruth, the Mother Superior, determinedly keeps young Agnes from the doctor, arousing Livingstone’s suspicions further. Who killed...
Thu, Jan 5 2017 8:00 PM Sun, Jan 15 2017 4:00 PM

"Ravenscroft" by Don Nigro

"Ravenscroft" by Don Nigro

Independence, MO
This psychological drama is a thinking person’s Gothic thriller, a dark comedy that is both funny and frightening. On a snowy night, Inspector Ruffing is called to a remote house to investigate the headlong plunge of Patrick Roarke down the main staircase.
Thu, Nov 3 2016 8:00 PM Sun, Nov 13 2016 4:30 PM

"Crimes of the Heart" by Beth Henley

"Crimes of the Heart" by Beth Henley

Independence, MO
Three sisters have gathered in their small Mississippi hometown awaiting news of their grandfather who is dying in a local hospital: Lenny, unmarried, Meg, a failed singer and Babe, on bail having shot her husband. Their troubles, which are grave yet somehow hilarious, are highlighted by their co...
Thu, Sep 8 2016 8:00 PM Sun, Sep 18 2016 4:00 PM

"Play It Again, Sam" by Woody Allen

"Play It Again, Sam" by Woody Allen

Independence, MO
Overanxious film critic Allan sinks into a depression after his wife leaves him. Concerned, his married friends Dick and Linda encourage him to meet new women. Inspired by Humphrey Bogart’s dark persona, Allan attempts to emulate him in flirting with women. However, his frail personality ensures ...
Thu, Jun 2 2016 8:00 PM Sun, Jun 12 2016 4:00 PM

"Young Frankenstein" a musical by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan

"Young Frankenstein" a musical by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan

Independence, MO
Grandson of the infamous Victor Frankenstein, Frederick Frankenstein (pronounced “Fronk-en-steen”) inherits his family’s estate in Transylvania. With the help of a hunchbacked side-kick, Igor (pronounced “Eye-gore”), and a leggy lab assistant, Inga(pronounced normally), Frederick finds himself in...
Thu, Mar 24 2016 8:00 PM Sun, Apr 3 2016 4:30 PM

"The Trip to Bountiful" by Horton Foote

"The Trip to Bountiful" by Horton Foote

Independence, MO
The year is 1953.  The place is southeastern Texas.  Carrie Watts, an elderly widow, is spiritually suffocating in a small apartment with her son Ludie and his wife Jessie Mae.  Carrie desperately wants to renew her spirit by visiting Bountiful, the small town of her youth.  However, Ludie and Je...
Thu, Jan 7 2016 8:00 PM Sun, Jan 17 2016 4:00 PM

"Blithe Spirit" by Noel Coward

"Blithe Spirit" by Noel Coward

Independence, MO
The classic comedy finds a chilling new afterlife on the CTI stage! When fussy author Charles accidentally conjures up the restless spirit of his long-dead first wife Elvira, all bets are off for his new wife Ruth and their well-ordered life. Now Elvira’s ghost has taken up residence, Charles is ...
Thu, Nov 5 2015 8:00 PM Sun, Nov 15 2015 4:00 PM

"The Children's Hour" by Lillian Hellman

"The Children's Hour" by Lillian Hellman

Independence, MO
Critically acclaimed and award winning author Lillian Hellman’s, The Children’s Hour is a controversial, ground-breaking classic drama. The Children’s Hour is a powerful tale that centers on Karen Wright and Martha Dobie, two young women who have spent years working toward their dream of running ...
Thu, Sep 10 2015 8:00 PM Sun, Sep 20 2015 4:00 PM

"Seussical" a musical by Lynn Ahrens & Stephen Flaherty

"Seussical" a musical by Lynn Ahrens & Stephen Flaherty

Independence, MO
Based on the books of Dr. Seuss (mainly "Horton Hears a Who!", "Horton Hatches the Egg" and "Miss Gertrude McFuzz"), "Seussical" debuted on Broadway in 2000. The play's story is an amalgamation of many of Seuss's most famous books. After a Broadway run, the production spawned two US national tour...
Thu, Jun 4 2015 8:00 PM Sun, Jun 14 2015 4:00 PM
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