EARTh announces upcoming season

  • EARTh (Equity Actors’ Readers’ Theatre) has exciting news:

     A new season with a new presenting partner!

     For the 2018-’19 Season, EARTh will present it’s FREE, one-night-only, script-in-hand, concert-style stage readings in partnership with The Kansas City Public Library!!

     We have an exciting series of offerings to celebrate the printed word with our friends at KCPL: (Please note the different start times and locations for each of our events):

    ·      Downtown/Central Branch:  14 W. 10th Street, Kansas City, MO 64105

    ·      Plaza Branch:  4801 Main St, Kansas City, MO 64112

     Studs Terkel’s Working

    6:30PM, Monday, September 10th, The Truman Forum, Plaza Branch:  

    In (a slightly belated) celebration of Labor Day and The Labor Movement we will present selections from Studs Terkel’s non-fiction masterpiece in which he explores what makes work meaningful for people in all walks of life.

     Josh Logan and Thomas Heggen’s Mr. Roberts

    6:30PM, Monday, November 12th, The Truman Forum, Plaza Branch:  

    In celebration of Veteran’s Day and in honor of the men and women who have served and continue to serve in all branches of the military, we present, once again, this view of life in the Navy in the backwaters of the Pacific during World War II—one of the finest testimonies to courage and survival ever written.

     Dylan Thomas’ A Child’s Christmas in Wales

    2:00PMSUNDAY, December 9th, back at The Helzberg Auditorium,  Downtown/Central Branch:  

    Sure to become an annual event, this is an encore of last season’s holiday gift to all of our supporters, donors, and reading veterans and attendees:  a reading of this EARTh-commissioned adaptation of Dylan Thomas’ masterwork.  It’s sure to make you ready for sleigh bells and candy canes and a cup of hot wassail.

     August Wilson’s The Piano Lesson

    6:30PMMonday, February 4th, back at The Truman Forum, Plaza Branch

    In celebration of Black History Month, in collaboration with and in recognition of Black Repertory Theatre of Kansas City, we present this remarkable family drama, the fourth in Mr. Wilson’s historic 10-play Pittsburg Cycle, which delves into the lives of an African-American family grappling with the question, “Can one come to evaluate one’s self-worth truly—while denying the legacy of one’s past?”

     And “watch this space” for more information about possible Spring and Summer attractions.

    Meanwhile, put these presentations (dates, times, and locations) on your calendar and be sure to let your friends, family, neighbors, and co-workers know about EARTh. You are the reason we have been able to present six—now seven—seasons of readings of remarkable works—featuring the talents of a Who’s Who of The Greater Kansas City Theatre Community.  We do it for YOU, but we—quite literally—couldn’t do it without you.


          Kip Niven                                                                   Doug Weaver

    EARTh’s Production Coordinator                 EARTh’s Resident Director


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