2017/18 Season

SEASON 3-PACK!

The special season 3-pack is available through March 4. Each ticket is $85 and includes one ticket to each of the remaining three shows in the regular season: The Colored Museum, Passing Strange and Memphis. Buy your season tickets here.

After purchasing your season tickets, please call email BRTKC at info@brtkc.org to specify your show dates.


AUDITIONS

Additional audition and callback dates for The Colored Museum and Passing Strange will be coming soon. For character breakdowns of both plays, visit wikipedia.org.


A Soldier's Play

A Soldier’s Play takes place at United States Army’s Fort Neal, Louisiana, in 1944 during the time when the military was racially segregated. Captain Richard Davenport, a rare black Army “officer”, has been sent to investigate a killing. Ultimately, Davenport discovers the killer was one of the black soldiers under Waters’ command.

Waters’ men hated him because Waters himself treated Southern black men with utter disdain and contempt. As Davenport interviews witnesses and suspects, he finds out the light-skinned Waters was highly intelligent and extremely ambitious and loathed black men who conformed to old-fashioned racist stereotypes. For that reason, Waters persecuted black soldiers like Private C.J. Memphis, whose broad grin and jive talk made Waters’ blood boil.

The play uses a murder mystery to explore the complicated feelings of anger and resentment that some African Americans have toward one another, and the ways in which many black Americans have absorbed white racist attitudes.

An evening of intrigue, and questions of race, class and soul searching is A Soldier’s Play.

DATES: September 14 thru October 8, 2017
LOCATION: The Arts Asylum, 1000 E. 9th Street, Kansas City, MO 64106
TICKETS: No longer available
SPECIAL EVENTS:

BRTKC is proud to host organizations at the following special performances.
The general public is invited to attend all shows.

September 14 is Buffalo Soldiers night.
September 15 is Hallmark night.
September 17 is Howard University Alumni Association night.
October 5 is The Writers Place for Veterans night.

The Colored Museum

The Colored Museum electrifies, discomforts, and delights audiences of all colors. This satirical comedy by George C. Wolfe redefines our ideas of what it means to be black in contemporary America. In eleven “exhibits” it undermines black stereotypes old and new and examines questions of blackness.

This show contains strong language and adult situations.

DATES: February 15 thru March 4, 2018
LOCATION: ArtsTech, 1522 Holmes Street, Kansas City, MO 64108
TICKETS: Click here
SPECIAL EVENTS:

BRTKC is proud to host organizations at the following special performances.
The general public is invited to attend all shows.

February 16 is The Links Night.
February 18 is Alpha Phi Alpha Night.
February 19 is Black Archives Night.
February 23 is Sisters’ Circle Night.
March 4 is Howard University Alumni Association Night.

Passing Strange

Passing Strange is a comedy-drama rock musical about a young African American’s artistic journey of self-discovery as he travels through Europe!

DATES: March 21 thru April 8, 2018
LOCATION: TBA
TICKETS: Click here


Kansas City Kids in Action 2nd Annual Benefit

The KANSAS CITY KIDS IN ACTION 2nd annual benefit for The Black Repertory Theatre of Kansas City’s Educational Component UEI – Urban Educational Initiative – will be held on December 21, 2017 @ 7pm. Watch here for more news about this event.

DATES: TBA
LOCATION: The Gem Theater, 1615 E. 18th Street, Kansas City, MO 64106
TICKETS: Not Yet Available


Memphis

Memphis is a musical by David Bryan (music and lyrics) and Joe DiPietro (lyrics and book). It is loosely based on Memphis disc jockey Dewey Phillips, one of the first white DJs to play black music in the 1950s. It played on Broadway from October 19, 2009, to August 5, 2012. The production won four 2010 Tony Awards, including Best Musical.

This musical looks at a time when the music business had drawn the line between Music and Race!

DATES: May 31 thru June 24, 2018
LOCATION: TBA
TICKETS: Click here

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