KC Fringe Festival, part 2

“Let Me Explain My Blackness: Addressing Black Women’s Thoughts Through Comedy,” was at the Just Off Broadway Theater, 3051 Penn Valley Drive, Kansas City, Missouri, on Friday night as part of this year’s Fringe Festival. This play enjoyed a packed house. The play includes skits depicting the growth of black women through comedy and tragedy. For more information, visit https://kcfringe.org/let-me-explain-my-blackness-addressing-black-womens-thoughts-through-comedy/. (Photo by William Crum)
“Let Me Explain My Blackness: Addressing Black Women’s Thoughts Through Comedy,” was at the Just Off Broadway Theater, 3051 Penn Valley Drive, Kansas City, Missouri, on Friday night as part of this year’s Fringe Festival. This play enjoyed a packed house. The play includes skits depicting the growth of black women through comedy and tragedy. For more information, visit https://kcfringe.org/let-me-explain-my-blackness-addressing-black-womens-thoughts-through-comedy/. (Photo by William Crum)

KC Fringe Festival in full swing

Scenes from a KC Fringe Festival performance on July 19 at the Black Box Theater, 1060 Union Ave., Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by William Crum)

by William Crum

Many people in Wyandotte County might remember Heidi Van, whose father taught at Kansas City Kansas Community College.

Now she has a new theater in the West Bottoms called the Black Box Theater, 1060 Union Ave., Kansas City, Missouri.

On Friday she did a major production called “Weirdo 2019.” The production includes adult language and contemporary themes.

The next performance is scheduled at 5 p.m. July 20. For more information, visit https://kcfringe.org/.

Scenes from a KC Fringe Festival performance on July 19 at the Black Box Theater, 1060 Union Ave., Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by William Crum)
Scenes from a KC Fringe Festival performance on July 19 at the Black Box Theater, 1060 Union Ave., Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by William Crum)
Scenes from a KC Fringe Festival performance on July 19 at the Black Box Theater, 1060 Union Ave., Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by William Crum)
Katherine Herrera performed at a KC Fringe Festival performance on July 19 at the Black Box Theater, 1060 Union Ave., Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by William Crum)

Scenes from the KC Fringe Festival

Cheryl Kimmi, executive producer, welcomed guests to the KC Fringe Festival opening night teasers event on Tuesday, July 16, at Union Station’s Extreme Screen in Kansas City, Missouri. A second event of opening night teasers will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 17, at the Extreme Screen at Union Station. Presentations at this Wednesday event are rated PG and R. The Fringe Festival runs July 14 through July 28 in theaters in Kansas City, Missouri. For more information, visit https://kcfringe.org/. (Photo by William Crum)
Scenes from the KC Fringe Festival, running through July 28 at Kansas City, Missouri, theaters. (Photo by William Crum)
Scenes from the KC Fringe Festival, running through July 28 at Kansas City, Missouri, theaters. (Photo by William Crum)
Scenes from the KC Fringe Festival, running through July 28 at Kansas City, Missouri, theaters. (Photo by William Crum)
Kitchen song to be performed at the Just Off Broadway Theater is part of the Kansas City Fringe Festival. (Photo by William Crum)
Kitchen song to be performed at the Just Off Broadway Theater is part of the Kansas City Fringe Festival. (Photo by William Crum)
A play held in the Fringe Festival. (Photo by William Crum)
Shift show at the KC Fringe Festival. To see a schedule for the KC Fringe Festival shows, visit https://kcfringe.org/. (Photo by William Crum)