Summer theater at Kechi Playhouse

Kechi Playhouse opens its 29th season this weekend with the comedy "Crossing Delancey." The playhouse at 61st North and Oliver will offer five shows throughout the summer and fall. The theater, owned by Misty Maynard, is housed in a converted 1920 Methodist church that holds about 100 people.

Here's the season lineup:

1) " Crossing Delancey," today through June 27. A timeless tale of a woman struggling to find happiness and independence, while her loving grandmother wants her to stick with Old World traditions.

2) " 'Til Beth Do Us Part," July 1-Aug. 1. A humorous look at a marriage turned upside down by the wife's new assistant, who will stop at nothing to get her boss' job.

3) " Nobody's Perfect," Aug. 5-29. A feel-good romantic comedy about a man who disguises himself as a woman to get his novel published by a feminist publishing house.

4) " An Improbable Pride and Prejudice," Sept. 2-26. Written by Misty Maynard, this comedy loosely parallels the story of "Pride and Prejudice" as a theater troupe prepares to put on a show.

5) " IX'TICHA** SPIDER-GOD of the AMAZON!!!" , Sept. 30-Oct. 31. In this parody of B movies from the 1950s, scientists investigating a rain forest get caught in the web of a local tribe's legends.

All performances are at 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays and 2:30 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are $9 for Thursdays and Sundays and $10 for Fridays and Saturdays. Reservations may be made at 316-744-2152.