July 7, 2015

Fringe Preview: "Bird in the Hand" by Dave Hanson

All week, we’ll be previewing the shows by MDC writers that will be featured in the upcoming Kansas City Fringe Festival, July 16-26. Click here for a complete schedule of Fringe shows by MDC playwrights (and staff!).


Bird in the Hand

By Dave Hanson

This cinematic immersive experience is set literally at Union Station, where, over three different spaces, three separate cat-and-mouse games interact and cross paths as two brilliant sisters who have created a device that can decrypt anything in the world are hunted by two governments desperate to keep the secrets of the world secret. One part, Rear Window; one part, Third Man. Each audience member will be assigned one of the three spaces and experience the story from that location. Each location has its own secret only that audience will know. You will decide to keep or share. It's up to you...

When Bird in the Hand was first presented as a staged reading at MDC in March, it made for one of the more rousing evenings yet as nearly every free space, upstairs and downstairs, became a scene in the spy thriller, featuring the largest troupe of actors MDC has hosted.

"Bird in the Hand is the experiment that I've always wanted to try," Hanson explains. "A big venue with a big idea."

Venues don't get much bigger than Union Station (30 West Pershing Road), where Bird in the Hand can be seen--and seen and seen throughout various locales within--at the following times:

7/17- Friday- 6:30 pm
7/17- Friday- 9:30 pm
7/22- Wednesday- 6:30 pm
7/22- Wednesday- 9:30 pm
7/25- Saturday- 6:30 pm
7/25- Saturday- 9:30 pm

Purchase tickets HERE.