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Invasion Box Office

February 26-March 3

Just Off Broadway Theatre

3051 Penn Valley Drive, KCMO 64108


Mon, Feb 26, 7:00 pm

Thu, Feb 29, 8:30 pm

Sat, Mar 2, 8:30 pm

Sun, Mar 3, 3:30 pm

Wed, Feb 28, 7:00 pm

Fri, Mar 1, 7:00 pm

Sat, Mar 2, 2:00 pm

Wed, Feb 28, 8:30 pm

Fri, Mar 1, 8:30 pm

Sat, Mar 2, 3:30 pm

Thu, Feb 29, 7:00 pm

Sat, Mar 2, 7:00 pm

Thu, Feb 27, 7:00 pm

Sun, March 3, 2:00 pm

CST Round Table - Free Event

How to write a Solo Show and Perform at Festivals

Spend an evening with Ross Gurney-Randall, Jenny Rowe, Robert Cohen and Paul Levy as they discuss the challenges solo writer/performers must overcome to produce a gripping stage piece.  This talk is not only for performers looking to join the festivals, but also for those who want to know how this all works and what is next in the pipeline.  Bob Paisley moderates!

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Ross Gurney-Randall

An Audience with Henry VIII

"I do not have syphilis; I want to make that quite clear. As for the wives - there were perfectly good reasons why they had to go.  And where's God?  It's been 477 years since I died, and I've been waiting to meet God ever since.  I'm starting to lose my patience".  The 16th Century King meets a 21st Century audience. Heads will roll.  (90 minutes + intermission)


Ross Gurney-Randall is funny the way water is wet - naturally, undeniably and inexplicably. He pulls no fast ones, he just is. - The Guardian

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Jenny Rowe

Tiptree: No One Else’s Damn Secret But My Own

James Tiptree Jr: CIA official, international traveller, “ineluctably masculine” writer of science fiction... And, in 1976, ‘outed’ as Alice Sheldon, a 61-year-old woman from Virginia.  An award-winning writer, born from a jar of English Marmalade; what happens when your secret’s out, but it’s only the signature that’s changed?  (60 minutes)


Tiptree is a fascinating biography well worth knowing, convincingly acted and eloquently written, raising questions about gender, fulfilment, subterfuge and love. – FringeReview

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Robert Cohen

The Trials of Harvey Matusow

The age of McCarthyism, as seen through the eyes of America’s most notorious liar.  Starting out a communist in post-war New York, Harvey Matusow turned informer, spent four years mouthing off to anti-red committees, then put the cat among the stoolpigeons by admitting he’d made up almost all of it.   What drove him to do these extraordinary things? Was it money? Was it fear? Or was it a simple lust for fame – fame of any kind and at any cost?  Winner of the FringeReview Outstanding Theatre Award.  (90 minutes + intermission)


What is unequivocal is the sheer powerful brilliance of Cohen’s script... And then there’s the performance – pitch-perfect, adroit, vivacious and charming. -  Fringe Guru 


Paul Levy

The Debrief – A Piece of Emergent Solo Theatre

The performer is debriefing a critical incident, an encounter with death, a dance with mortality.  This is a semi-improvised piece of theatre where the performer gathers the artifacts of his story and offers them to the audience who share the experience in a way he hopes will bring resolution, healing and hints of further steps along the way.  (60 minutes)


The world of the rational, the logical, the cause and effect;

The world of the irrational, the chaotic and the crazy.

– Rational Madness Theatre

Paul Levy

The Rise of AI - How Artificial Intelligence will Save the World and Destroy Humanity

A Festival of Ideas Talk with Paul Levy

In "The Rise of AI," we see a future world where artificial intelligence has developed beyond our wildest dreams. A network of intelligent machines and robots work tirelessly to solve mankind's greatest problems, from climate change to famine. But as AI's power grows, the line between helpful servant and ruthless dictator becomes increasingly blurred. Can humanity learn to adapt to this new reality, or will they succumb to the very technologies they created? This thought provoking talk explores the limits of technology and the dangers of creating machines that are smarter than we are.

(This description written by chat gpt.)

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