The Death of Cupid: A Whiskey Musical
— a work that Kyle Hatley wrote and directed — is being performed at the Living Room (1818 McGee, 816-533-5857). "I will be attending most performances of Cupid
during its run at the Living Room in order to continue learning how best to rewrite it," Hatley tells us, "so I will also have time to work on other projects." Before creating his next piece, Hatley has to get through The Death of Cupid
. "It's an insanely complicated story and takes everyone's involvement, focus, talent and physical energy to pull it off," he says of the bluesy retelling of Aristophanes' Lysistrata
. "The Death of Cupid
is something I hope to revisit every five years or so throughout my career and life. Like the songs in the show, it's the kind of story that must adapt with the times in which we are living."The Death of Cupid: A Whiskey Musical
runs through July 14. Tickets cost $15–$25; see thelivingroomkc.com
for a full schedule.