October 22, 2014

MDC to host staged reading of "Intermission" on November 10

Following its successful run at this summer's Kansas City Fringe Festival, Dave Hanson's new play Intermission is slated for a full-length staged reading at MDC on Monday, November 10, at 6 p.m.

Intermission explores the curious courtship of Harry and Debbie, two single people who meet and get to know each other 12 minutes at a time--the 12 minutes that covers each intermission during a season of theater at a local regional playhouse. Harry, a man whose fiancee left him at the altar on their wedding day, only attends first acts because he doesn't believe in happy endings. Debbie is a young widow who only attends second acts because beginnings are too painful. What happens over the course of six intermissions is a microcosm of the foibles of adult dating, the manners of the theater, and two people trying very hard to move on from the intermission of their current lives.

Intermission will be directed by Hanson, and features
Mike Ott, Melody Butler, Kelli Morford, and Frank Oakley III..

For more information and to RSVP, please visit the event page on Facebook.

October 14, 2014

"Rights of Passage" draws passionate, pensive crowd

It would be an understatement to say that Michelle T. Johnson's Rights of Passage, which had its world-premiere reading at MDC last night, is thought-provoking. After all, the 50-minute one-act about issues surrounding the shooting of an unarmed black teenager by a white police officer lead to a thoughtful conversation between the audience, playwright, director, and cast that lasted significantly longer.

MDC congratulates Michelle on creating new work, and a new dialogue. And we extend our sincere thanks to director Bob Paisley, actors Linnaia McKenzie, Jordan Fox, and Sean Hogge, and stage manager Teresa Leggard for bringing it to life; and most of all, each audience member that helped shaped the conversation and, ultimately, the play.


October 13, 2014

Tonight: "Rights of Passage" -- Rain or Shine!

Just a friendly reminder that the world-premiere reading of Michelle T. Johnson's Rights of Passage takes place tonight at 7:30 p.m. at MDC.

The forecast calls for rain--which may delay our beloved Royals' quest for the World Series crown, but new theatre will not be stopped. Join us!

Rights of Passage is directed by Bob Paisley, and features Jordan Fox, Sean Hogge, and Linnaia McKenzie.

For more information and to RSVP, please visit the event page on Facebook.