A Kansas City Premiere & 2008 Pulitzer Prize Finalist
ASHLEE LAPINE and TODD CARLTON LANKER
The time is July, 2005. A year after her husband’s death in Iraq, Kelly, a young therapist, confronts his identical twin brother, who shows up at her apartment unannounced. A Kansas City premiere, DYING CITY is a staggering and intimate drama about dealing with loss in our post 9/11 world.
"It's like adult story time -- and sometimes very adult, "says series curator Philip blue owl Hooser. "Some very talented and funny performers gather to read from literary heavyweights like Suzanne Somers, Marilu Henner, and Keith Richards. We will also premiere a selection from a very special collective autobiography which is not just beyond belief, it is Beyonce belief."
The books are brought to life by a revolving cast of some of the area's best comedic performers, including Bess Wallerstein, Mel Neet, Pete Bakely, Gail Bronfman Bunch, and Samantha Silveira.