"An Octoroon" at Soho Rep. Pictured: Chris Myers, Amber Gray, Zoë Winters, and Danny Wolohan. (Photo by Pavel Antonov)

Unicorn Theatre Announces 2016–17 Season

The season will include contemporary dramas, musicals, and a world premiere play.

KANSAS CITY, MO.: Unicorn Theatre has announced its 2016–17 season, featuring eight productions.

The season will begin with Hand to God (Sept. 7–Oct. 2), by Robert Askins, a dark comedy about a teenager who creates a foul-mouthed hand puppet at the Christian puppet ministry in a small town in Texas.

Next up will be Neil LaBute’s The Way We Get By (Oct. 19–Nov. 13), about two people whose one-night stand after a drunken party makes them reevaluate their reckless dating habits.

The season will continue with An Octoroon (Nov. 30–Dec. 26), by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, a coproduction with UMKC Theatre, a comic reexamination of slavery in America inspired by Dion Boucicault’s 1859 play.

Following will be Application Pending (Dec. 7–26), by Greg Edwards and Andy Sandberg, a one-woman comedy about the cutthroat world of kindergarten admissions at a private school in New York.

Next will be the world premiere of Will Snider’s How to Use a Knife (Jan. 25–Feb. 19, 2017), about a chef in New York City whose unlikely friendship with an East African dishwasher helps turn his life around.

Danai Gurira’s Eclipsed (March 8–April 2, 2017) will take the stage next. The play follows five extraordinary women brought together by the civil war in their homeland of Liberia.

Next will be Halley Feiffer’s I’m Gonna Pray For You So Hard (April 19–May 14, 2017), about a fiercely competitive actress and her famous playwright father deliberating over whether or not to read the reviews of her Off-Broadway debut.

The season will conclude with Priscilla Queen of the Desert: The Musical (May 31–June 25, 2017), based on the film about three friends who board an old bus in search of an adventure.

Unicorn Theatre, founded in 1974, is committed to developing and producing new, provocative plays.

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