Chicken Heart by Arch Oboler

Parry Luellen, Marcie Ramirez, Eric Tedder, and Andy Garrison in Chicken Heart. Photo by Shane Rowse. (click to embiggen)

Stage manager Ryan Puffer, Eric Tedder, Amy Hurrelbrink, and Marcie Ramirez do live sound effects for Chicken Heart. Photo by Shane Rowse. (click to embiggen)

Amy Hurrelbrink, Andy Garrison, Eric Tedder, and Marcie Ramirez in Chicken Heart. Photo by Shane Rowse. (click to embiggen)

Parry Luellen, Andy Garrison, and Eric Tedder confront the Chicken Heart. Photo by Shane Rowse. (click to embiggen)

Eric Tedder and Marcie Ramirez in Chicken Heart. Photo by Shane Rowse. (click to embiggen)

Andy Garrison, Amy Hurrelbrink, and Parry Luellen in Chicken Heart. Photo by Shane Rowse. (click to embiggen)

Chicken Heart Rehearsal
The cast in rehearsal. Left to right: Parry Luellen, Amy Hurrelbrink, Andy Garrison, Marcie Ramirez, and Eric Tedder. Photo by Bryan Colley. (Click to embiggen)

KANSAS CITY FRINGE FESTIVAL

"Just back from the Fringe Festival and saw Chicken Heart. In almost one word: 'a blast!' In two words: 'go see!'" - wornall, KC Stage

"I went to this play by chance, but I'm glad I did. It was a nice surprise, one of the best shows at Fringe that I've seen!" - Showrev, KC Stage

"This show is not just funny and nostalgic. It's an extremely clever update combining visual theater with radio performance. Colley/Varney has again created a new vision of what traditional theater can be, without sacrificing the entertainment value." - BrettV, KC Stage

"Wow. This takes me back to how sci-fi made it into the media. Great stage show. Wonderful performance from the cast, including the puppets and their masters." - tomeserole, KC Stage

"This is a highly entertaining production that will bring a sense of nostalgia to the older generation and hopefully introduce a younger generation to a form of entertainment that is passing into the mists of time due to constantly changing technology." - Rabid_Reviewer, KC Stage

"This pulls out every sci-fi cliche in the book and has so much fun with it! I can't imagine anyone not having fun at this show! And by the way, it is family friendly. Bring the kids! Bring the grandparents! Bring your friends! Bring your enemies, your frenemies, and everyone else you can fit in your car." - fluffysingler, KC Stage

UPDATE: We've added three more shows.

SAT JULY 20 @ 6PM
SUN JULY 21 @ 4:30PM
TUE JULY 23 @ 8PM

SAT
JULY 20
SUN
JULY 21
MON
JULY 22
WED
JULY 24
FRI
JULY 26
SAT
JULY 27
8:00PM 3:00PM 8:00PM 6:30PM 11:00PM 9:30PM

Off Center Theatre in Crown Center
Tickets $10 with a $5 Fringe Button.
FREE BUTTONS for kids 12 and under

FRINGE TICKET INFO | FACEBOOK EVENT

All ages show - great for kids and adults

The people that brought you Sexing Hitler are back with the chilling tale of a science experiment gone horribly wrong. A brilliant scientist keeps a chicken heart alive in a vat, but an accident causes it to grow until it threatens to devour the world. It's apocalyptic fun for the whole family.

Starring
Andy Garrison
Parry Luellen
Amy Hurrelbrink
Marcie Ramirez
Eric Tedder

Director and Producer: Tara Varney
Stage Manager: Ryan Puffer
Producer and Marketing: Bryan Colley

"Chicken Heart" is a theatrical adaptation of an episode of Arch Oboler's classic radio show Lights Out. "Chicken Heart" first aired in 1937, and enjoyed renewed popularity thanks to Bill Cosby's stand-up routin on his 1966 album Wonderfulness, which you can listen to below:

 

GO BACK TO JUPITER KANSAS