Theatre Thursdays 2017



Wednesday, March 1, 2017 (All day) to Saturday, March 25, 2017 (All day)

Inaugurated in 2015, THEATRE THURSDAYS is a month-long live performance series featuring weekly premiere productions of contemporary plays, experimental and improv performances, and stage readings. The shows run the first four weekends in March, beginning on Thursdays, and are open to all ages; please note, however, that some of the subject matter may be challenging for small children. Email us at with any questions.

If you’ve been to one Fisch Haus event during the winter months, you are undoubtedly aware of our heating limitations, and we’re working on solving that problem, although a whole new system is more of a long-term goal at this point. In the meantime, we’re offering snazzy blankets for sale, both online and at the performances. All proceeds are pumped right back into our programming, via our not-for-profit 501(c)3 org, Fisch Bowl.

All performances start at 8PM, and admission is by a suggested donation of $10.

More info available in an article by Matt Riedl in the Wichita Eagle.


 March 2-4: A Steady Rain 

“A Steady Rain” tells a dark, moody, brutal and humorous story of two Chicago cops who are like brothers. A Steady Rain examines the toll the job can take on those who are sworn to serve and protect. Adult material.

Written by Keith Huff 
Co-Directed by Crystal Meek and Mary Lou Phipps-Winfrey 
Characters played by Lewis Mize and Bryan Welsby
Stage Manager: Deb Goin 
Lights & Sound: Torin Andersen & Nick Brown

[Contrary to the poster information, and other promotional materials that may have already been disseminated, a public preview of this performance will not be available during the dress rehearsal on Wednesday the 1st of March.]

 March 9-11: Re-Versed Word-Play 

Written and directed by students and Poets of the Roundtable from Confluence Community Center. These productions are primarily performed in poetry styles:

THU | MAR 08 | CreativeRush OrangeCouch Poetry Open Mic 
— must submit performer application here:

FRI | MAR 09 | Word-Play 
will combine elements from the Slam/Spoken Word Poetry, Theater, Local Art, and Educational Sciences

SAT | MAR 10 | Poetry Edition Vol 1

For more information on Re-Versed/Word-Play visit:

 March 16-18: The Literary Concierge 

A new play-development project with collaborators Paula Maker and Stacy Chestnut about smart people doing dumb things.

Burned by love, scholar Katherine Alcott buries herself in her new business as a “literary concierge,” coaching Wichita’s social climbers on how to appear intelligent without having to crack a book. But then her former client, Vicki Tiara, shows up hawking her new book promoting her husband, a politician Katherine loathes. With the help of seasoned Kansas Senator Odella King—and over the objections of close friend and bookstore owner, Sarah Best—Katherine plots to exploit a guileless waitress, Brenda Dunn, as an undercover agent to destroy Vicki’s husband’s campaign for House. Katherine will soon learn the hard way that she has underestimated both Vicki and her student Brenda, and that the person she most needs to educate is herself.

 March 23-25: I am an Emotional Creature: The Secret Life of Girls Around the World 

Performed by an ensemble of young women, EMOTIONAL CREATURE is made up of original monologues—and irresistible songs—about and for girls. Placing their stories squarely center stage, it gives full expression to their secret voices and innermost thoughts, highlighting the diversity and commonality of the issues they face. EMOTIONAL CREATURE is a call, a reckoning, an education, an act of empowerment for girls, and an illumination for parents and for us all.

Written by Eve Ensler
Directed by Mark D Anderson

Series Organization: Stacy Chestnut and Kylie Brown

Graphic Design and Promotion: Kylie Brown and Jillian Clough

Sound and Light Design: Torin Andersen and Nick Brown