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Ripcord- Starts June 6-17, 2018

A sunny room on an upper floor is prime real estate in the Bristol Place Senior Living Facility, so when the cantankerous Abby is forced to share her quarters with new-arrival Marilyn, she has no choice but to get rid of the infuriatingly chipper woman by any means necessary. A seemingly harmless bet between the …

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“Silent Sky” By Lauren Gunderson

Silent Sky by Lauren Gunderson-runs from April 18, 2018 to April 29, 2018. When Henrietta Leavitt begins work at the Harvard Observatory in the early 1900s, she isn’t allowed to touch a telescope or express an original idea. Instead, she joins a group of women “computers,” charting the stars for a renowned astronomer who calculates projects …

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Direct at Wichita Community Theater- 2018-2019 Season

Directors Needed for our Proposed 2018-2019 Season If you have wanted to direct at Wichita Community Theatre, we are accepting applications for the 2018-2019 Season.  All applications are due by April 21, 2018. Click here for more information on 2018-2019 proposed season Click here for more information on Directing       

Reader’s Theatre Playwright Competion 2017-2018

Wichita Community Theatre would like to congratulate Kayla Horning as the winner of the 2018 Reader’s Theatre Playwright competition with her original play in two acts “Something More”.   Kayla Horning is a recent graduate from Wichita State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Creative Writing. She has written several short stories including “Little Lace …

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Reader’s Theatre Performance for “Something More”- Written by Kayla Horning

Reader’s Theatre Winning Submission- “Something More” – Written by Kayla Horning Dahlia is 18 years old, and deaf. She’s grown up very isolated in a hearing household. And has taught herself sign language online and done exclusively online school. Her parents are loving but clueless as to how to be parents to an extraordinary child. …

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Celebrities Christen Theater Workshop, February 5, 1963

Ever wondered about the metal sign above our front doors? The one that says That sign has a long history, going all the way back to February of 1963, when dignitaries from all across the city came to 258 N. Fountain to dedicate the acquisition of WCT’s home. Here’s an article from the Wichita Morning Eagle on February …

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Stage Stars To Play Here, Wichita Morning Eagle 04 FEB 1963

Wichita Morning Eagle 1963FEB04  Maurice Evans and Helen Hayes in their “Program for Two Players” will appear before a capacity audience Monday night at the University of Wichita Auditorium. The one-nighter, sponsored by the Wichita Community Theater, was sold out in October. Miss Hayes, first woman of the American theater, and Evans, noted Shakespearean actor …

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Community Theater Taking Huge Stride in Its Move To Century II

Wichita Eagle and Beacon, January 5, 1969 Wichita Eagle and Beacon 1969 JAN 05 Community Theater Taking Huge Stride in Its Move to Century II From the corner of Topeka and Central to the theater of Century II doesn’t seem far, when measured in terms of city blocks. Yet the Wichita Community Theater has traveled …

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City’s Theatrical Outlook Considered Bright in ’64

City’s Theatrical Outlook Considered Bright in ’64 Wichita Eagle, December 28, 1963 Wichita Eagle 1963DEC28_01 Wichita Eagle 1963DEC28_02   This is the third in a series of articles by local civic leaders outlining some of the problems and areas of progress in Wichita as the end of the year approaches. Mary Jane Teall was one …

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The Boom in Off (‘Way Off) Broadway, Pageant, September 1964

WCT Newsletter 1964-1965 – Pageant Magazine Page 1 WCT Newsletter 1964-1965 – Pageant Magazine Page 2 WCT Newsletter 1964-1965 – Pageant Magazine Page 3 The Boom in Off (‘Way Off) Broadway BY CREIGHTON PEET Broadway‘s ailing, but excited audiences in Wichita and thousands of other U.S cities prove the boom is on the stage. The …

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