Kansas City Star review:
"Some people go to the theater for light entertainment, which can sometimes take the form of thin dramas or overwrought musicals. But a few folks go in search of something true, honest and meaningful. That's what I found at the Tuesday performance of "American Alphabet,"From the KCFreePress:
"The show is a must-see for the message it gives. It’s true that we don’t learn hate in the classroom, but there sure are a lot of people out there to teach it. And, Damien Torres-Botello and Lisa Cordes remind us that the only thing to do is to keep fighting those who try to teach hate by inventing words to do it."And from KC Stage blog:
"But where better than the theater to dramatize the high price we pay for our own American stories, and shine a light toward the future?
In all, "American Alphabet" offers up a fascinating and thought-provoking evening of theater. The only hickory stick involved in this teaching is our own difficult history: let the healing begin!"
A play by Lisa Cordes and Damian Torres-Botello
for the KC Fringe Festival 2010
July 27 @ 6:30 p.m.
July 30 @ 9:30 p.m.
July 31 @ 8:00 p.m.
@ The Fishtank in the Crossroads Arts District
Fishtank Resident Artists Lisa Cordes and Damian Torres-Botello replace the traditional "Rs" of 'Reading, 'Riting, and 'Rithmetic with the more timely Race, Religion, and Rant as they school the audience through their personal lessons on the subjects you're not supposed to talk about in polite company. They have a really big chalkboard and they're not afraid to use it.
Admission $5 with Fringe Festival Button ($5)