Photo Flash: bare At The Unicorn Theatre
bare plays at the Unicorn theatre April 24th through May 17th with previews on April 22nd and 23rd. The show plays Tuesday through Thursday at 7:30pm, Friday and Saturday at 8:00pm, and Sunday at 3:00pm. New this season is a Saturday Matinee at 3:00pm the first weekend of each run. Stay afterwards for a discussion of the play with the Director and Actors during special talk back performances on April 28th, May 3rd and 5th.
Tickets for bare are now on sale and can be purchased by calling 816-531-PLAY, online at www.UnicornTheatre.org, or at the box office located at 3828 Main Street, Kansas City, MO 64111.
Jason (Brandon Sollenberger) is the All-American boy, the envy of every guy in his class and every girl wants him, but he's having a secret love affair with his best friend, Peter. Peter (KC Comeaux) is trying to come out, but his mother (Missy Koonce)--and Jason--desperately want him to stay quiet and closeted. Ivy (Katie Karel), the most popular and experienced girl in school, thinks Jason may be her real-life Romeo. Matt (Shea Coffman), the perpetual second best, finds out Jason's little secret and can't wait to use it against him to finally get Ivy's attention. Nadia (Areli Gil), Jason's outsider sister, may have the best perspective of the tangled situation but gets lost in feelings of cynicism and solitude. Each of them questions how to move forward while trying to uphold the standards of their families, friends and the Church.
bare is directed by Jeff Church, the Producing Art Director from the Coterie Theatre coming back to the Unicorn after he most recently directed Sister Mary Ignatius, La Cage aux Folles, Loving Lucy, Santaland Diaries and The Laramie Project at the Unicorn. With musical direction from Anthony T. Edwards (Recently at Unicorn: The Women of Brewster Place, rightnextto me, The Great American Trailer Park Musical, Crowns, BatBoy: The Musical, Hedwig and the Angry Inch and Convenience). The cast includes Brandon Sollenberger as Jason (Previously at Unicorn: La Cage aux Folles), KC Comeaux as Peter (Unicorn debut), Katie Karel (Unicorn debut), Areli Gil as Nadia (Previously at Unicorn: The Women of Brewster Place), Shea Coffman as Matt (Unicorn debut), Francisco "Pancho" Villegas as Lucas (Unicorn debut), Missy Koonce as Claire (Previously at Unicorn: Loving Lucy, How I Learned To Drive, As Bees In Honey Drown, The Salvation of Iggy Scrooge, Unidentified Human Remains.., Expiring Minds and as co-director/choreographer for BatBoy: The Musical), Tony Humrichouser as the Priest (Unicorn Debut), Nedra Dixon as Sister Chantelle (Previously at Unicorn: The Women of Brewster Place).
The ensemble features Katie McCreary (Previously at Unicorn: The Women of Brewster Place), Craig Allen, Evan T. Dvorchak, Sarah Anne Goeke, Kelsea Victoria McLean, Zachary J. Parker, Jenn Peterson and Evan White.
The Design team includes scenic design by Gary Mosby (Recently at Unicorn: Rising Water, The Women of Brewster Place, Well, 9 Parts of Desire, rightnextto me, La Cage aux Folles and BatBoy: The Musical), lighting design by Jarrett Bertoncin, sound design by Benjamin G. Stickels (Previously at Unicorn: Rising Water), Costume Coordination by Cheryl Benge and Frankie Krainz, Choreography by Jennifer Martin and Nedra Dixon, Fight Choreography by Todd Schnake with Jinni Pike as Production Stage Manager (Recently at Unicorn: The Velvet Rut and Sister Mary Ignatius...)
Photos by Cynthia Levin.
The Student Company
(L to R) Shea Coffman (Matt), Brandon Sollenberger (Jason), Katie Karel (Ivy), Areli Gil (Nadia) and KC Comeaux (Peter)
Evan White, Fritz Hutchison, Anthony T. Edwards and Jeff Shipman
KC Comeaux (Peter) and Brandon Sollenberger (Jason)
Shea Coffman (Matt), Katie Karel (Ivy) and Areli Gil (Nadia)
KC Comeaux (Peter), Tony Humrichouser (Priest) and Shea Coffman (Matt)
Brandon Sollenberger (Jason) and Katie Karel (Ivy)
Shea Coffman (Matt), KC Comeaux (Peter) and Brandon Sollenberger (Jason)
Missy Koonce (Claire) and KC Comeaux (Peter)