February 16, 2018

MDC Playwright Michelle Tyrene Johnson Interviewed on KCUR

Kansas City playwright uses murders of Leon Jordan and James Townsend as inspiration to connect 1960s civil rights movements to today's. In the long history of Kansas City's Green Duck Lounge, two of its owners, both considered icons in the community, were each was shot dead, one in 1970 and the other in 2015. The murders are the basis for a new work, which couples the civil rights activities of the 60s to those of today.

​Michelle Tyrene Johnson's 'The Green Duck Lounge' runs at the Rhynsburger Theatre on the University of Missouri campus in Columbia from February 21 to 25. For times and tickets, visit Theatre.Missouri.edu.

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