“Mother/son” Lewis Morrow’s new play opens at Melting Pot


KANSAS CITY, MO. (September 7, 2022) KC Melting Pot Theatre is proud to present, Mother/son by Lewis Morrow

KCMPT opens the 2022-2023 season with Mother-Son– Written by Lewis Morrow. Directed by Nicole Hodges Persley. Mother-Son engages the aftereffects of parent-child  relationships in this compelling story about race, redemption, and recovery. Lydia, a white woman who is  married to a Black man, comes to live with their son, John, who reluctantly stages an intervention for his mother’s drug addiction. As John helps his mother in her latest efforts to get clean, we discover that Lydia’s  drug addiction is just the beginning of the issues this family must face and hopefully overcome.

Performance Dates/Times:
Thursday, 9/15/22 7:30 pm – Preview/Press Night
Friday, 9/16/22 7:30 pm – Opening
Saturday, 9/17/22 7:30 pm
Sunday, 9/18/22 2:00 pm*
Wednesday, 9/21/22 7:30 pm
Thursday, 9/22/22 7:30 pm*
Friday, 9/23/22 7:30 pm
Saturday, 9/24/22 7:30 pm

* Talk back following performance

Lydia – Jan Rogge
John – Lewis Morrow
Tisha – Jackie Price

*Jann Rogge is appearing courtesy of Actor’s Equity under a Guest Artist Agreement.

Production Team:
Director – Nicole Hodges Persley
Scenographer – Doug Schroeder
Stage Manager – Lynn King
Assistant Stage Manager – Desmond Jones
Sound Designer – Dennis Jackson

General admission – $25.
Seniors (60+) and students – $20
Community Nights (Wednesday and Thursdays) – $15
Group discounts and press comps available

COVID-19 Guidelines
Properly worn masks are required.

As the premier African American theater company in Kansas City, our primary goal is to explore theatrical
works, old and new, that feature complex stories of African American life. We seek to build coalitions and
partnerships across the diversity spectrum that can create bridges that facilitate opportunities to
understand and celebrate our similarities and our differences.

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