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Well, He’s Dead,Running Through Fringe Festival 2017

Whim Productions is back in the KC Fringe Festival with Well, He’s A Dead.  Dead tells the story of a paranoid internet sleuth, Diane, and her best friend, Nicole, who find a suspicious bag hidden in the bedroom of their cabin. Before the arrival of Nicole’s boyfriend, Troy, and Diane’s on again off again partner, Alex,  the women discover a mysterious bag hidden in the bedroom. Once everyone arrives, answers lead to more questions and suspicion as the women accuse the Troy of illicit deeds. Whose bag is it? Who will solve the Snake River Mystery? Do any of those things matter?

Whim Productions, the company who brought you Pastiche, Alphabet Soup: Stories from Queer Voices, Flowers in The Wardrobe, Bard on Booze , and Bad Auditions returns to the KC Fringe festival with a fresh new play about paranoia, the internet, dirtbag boyfriends, and huge bags of drugs!

Kevin King directs a script co-written by himself, Chloe Robbins, James P. McNamara. The Producing Artistic Director of Whim Productions, he is currently holding down double residencies at The Charlotte Street Foundation and The Buffalo Room. Robbins is a production assistant who dabbles occasionally in writing. You’ve seen her writing in The 12 Plays of Christmas at The Fishtank Theater. Currently, she’s working backstage (and a bit on stage) on Garfield: the Musical with Cattitude at the Coterie Theater. McNamara is a poet, collage artist, and playwright who is new to theater community of Kansas City. Also a Charlotte Street Foundation Studio Resident, McNamara released his collection of poetry Poems From The Turn Around as one of Spartan Press’ POP Poets.

The actors are Diane Bulan as Diane, the internet cold case detective; Nicole Hall as Nicole, devoted friend and girlfriend; Alexandria Walters as Alex, Diane’s beleaguered partner; and Christopher Steinauer as Troy, the reformed dirtbag boyfriend -or is he?



Unicorn Theater, Levin Stage. 39th and Main Street.


  • Saturday, 7/22, 6:00 pm
  • Sunday, 7/23, 3:00 pm
  • Monday, 7/24, 7:30 pm
  • Wednesday, 7/26, 6 pm  
  • Thursday, 7/27, 9 pm
  • Saturday, 7/29, 9 pm


Doors open 30 minutes prior to show.


Tickets are $10, plus a one-time purchase of a Fringe festival button. Tickets are available online at and at the door. Watch for details.

About jamespmcnamara

I'm a poet who lives in Kansas City, Missouri. I'm currently and always working on new idras. Anybody wanna buy some? You should. I've been told by a few folks that aren't my mom that it's pretty good.

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