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Two comedic plays take to the stage this weekend

By Ben Hopper

Follow two pairs of parents this weekend as they gather to discuss their children’s playground altercation and amicably resolve it in the K-State Theatre production of the triple Tony-Award-winning comedy “God of Carnage” by Yasmina Reza.

The conversation soon devolves to chaos and spirals into a savage comedy of bad manners. Directed by Jerry Jay Cranford and featuring many talented K-State students, the show opens at 7:30 p.m. tonight in Chapman Theatre, formerly Nichols Theatre. It is also playing at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, as well as 7:30 p.m. February 13-15 and 2:30 p.m. Feb. 16. Purchase tickets at or call (785) 532-6428.

Down the road in Wamego, things will be a little more divine, but just as hilarious as the Historic Columbian Theatre presents the musical comedy “Nunsense.”

The musical starts off with the five remaining Little Sisters of Hoboken. They have just discovered that their cook accidently killed the other 52 occupants of the convent with her contaminated bowl of vichyssoise.

This production is directed by Brent Sigman and stars Krysten Day. Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for students and children. The show opens 7:30 p.m. Friday. It is also showing at 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday, as well as Feb. 13-14 and Feb. 16. For tickets and information, visit or call (785) 456-2029.

Here’s a look at other area events.



Manhattan High Chamber Choirs presents Serenade, 7 p.m. Featuring several small groups that are led by students. Free but accepting donations for the Manhattan High choirs. Manhattan High School.

Open Mic Poetry/Spoken Word Night, 8 p.m. Aggie Central Station.





Flint Hills Discovery Center Adventure Camp: Evolution of Football, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. For 3rd-6th grade. Learn about the history of football in an exciting experience, which will involve Football: The Exhibit in the FHDC Temporary Gallery. Registration includes morning and afternoon snacks, as well as all supplies for activities and access to exhibits. Lunch is not provided; full day registrants must bring their own sack lunch. To register, visit


McCain Performance Series present Quixotic, 7:30 p.m. A hypnotic fusion of dance, live music, aerial acrobatics, visual effects and high fashion. For tickets, visit or call (785) 532-6428.


Blue Key presents Tim Elmore, 5:30 p.m. Lecture on personal development, integrity and leadership. K-State Student Union Forum Hall.


UPC Film: “Last Vegas,” 8 p.m. for $2. Also 7 and 9:30 p.m. Saturday and 8 p.m. Sunday for $3. K-State Student Union Forum Hall.


K-State After Hours: comedian Ron Funches, 10 p.m. Featured on “Conan” and “Esquire” magazine’s best new comics list and Buzzfeed’s “14 New Comedians You Should Pay Attention To.” Free. Student Union Forum Hall. 


L.A. Price with Sarah Mammoliti, 9 p.m. Aggie Central Station.


Hobo Nephews of Uncle Frank, 9 p.m. Auntie Mae’s.





Putters and Pancakes, a benefit for The First Tee, 8:30-10:30 a.m. Cost: $15 adults, $8 youth. Includes a pancake buffet and nine-hole miniature golf tournament. Prizes for women, youth and men. Colbert Hills Clubhouse.


Kansas State University Day at the FHDC, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Show your school pride by joining the FHDC for this special football-themed event including a meet and greet with KSU alumnus Veryl Switzer, the first African American to play for the Green Bay Packers, and other local football celebrities. Jordy Nelson memorabilia will be on display in the Football exhibition on this date only. Discounted admission is available with current student ID. Visit to purchase admission tickets.


Harry Potter Back-to-School Feast, 7 p.m. Harry Potter buffet and activities and entertainment Tickets: $12 K-State students, $16 non-students. Order tickets at (785) 532-6571 by noon Friday. Limited seats remain. Sponsored by UPC, K-State Libraries, and the Harry Potter Alliance. The Great Room, a.k.a. Harry Potter Room, Hale Library.


Josh Abbott Band, 8 p.m. Purchase tickets at Wareham Opera House.


F-14: Abe’s Birthday Bash! 9 p.m. Aggies Central Station.


Terror Tractor and Dark Apostle, 9 p.m. Blackstone.





Jazz Brunch, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Bluestem Bistro.


Riley County Genealogy Society presents “Miller House: History and Reconstruction” Ron Wells, 2 p.m. Wells, currently serving as a Riley County Commissioner, was born and raised on a farm in Riley County. He is a graduate of the Manhattan Catholic Schools. He served in the 891st Engineer Battalion of the Kansas National Guard. Public Library. 


Read to Dogs, 2-4 p.m. Read to a certified therapy dog. The dogs have been trained to listen, and they help children relax while reading. Avid readers welcome also. No sign up required. Manhattan Public Library Storytime Room.


McCain Student Showcase, 4 p.m. K-State students share their creativity and achievement. McCain Auditorium.


Jazz Trio, 6-8 p.m. dellaVoce.

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