JOB opens holiday play

Harvey Williams/KC Melting Pot

To inspire you this Christmas season, and provide a twist to your holiday traditions, KC Melting Pot Theatre presents the original stage play On Shoulders Now.  This holiday story, is written by Harvey Williams and directed by Dr Nicole Hodges Persley.

On Shoulders Now is a powerful holiday family story about one man’s memory of life and resilience from beyond the grave.  Vernon is a homeless man from Kansas City who saw the good and bad in his community and still loved it, even though community members never saw him as anything more than a homeless man without a job.  After his recent passing, Vernon haunts the present, unable to rest in peace until he shares his fondest reflection on a Christmas past that reveals the true meanings of the season: love, friendship and family.  Flashing back to the undocumented, homeless and victims of the street in our community, Vernon asks how can Christmas be a season of caring, sharing and holiday cheer when some citizens remain as invisible as ghosts.

All productions held on the Keairnes stage at:
Just Off Broadway Theatre
3051 Central in Penn Valley Park
Kansas City MO.  64108

Performance Dates/Times:
Friday, November 30 at 7:30 pm – Opening
Saturday, December 1 at 7:30 pm – Press Night
Sunday, December 2 at 2:00 pm – Talk Back following performance
Thursday, December 6 at 7:30 pm – Talk Back following performance
Friday, December 7 at 7:30 pm
Saturday, December 8 at 2:00 pm – Talk Back following performance
Saturday, December 8 at 7:30 pm
Thursday, December 13 at 7:30 pm – Talk Back following performance
Friday, December 14 at 7:30 pm
Saturday, December 15 at 7:30 pm – Closing

Melting Pot

General admission $25.00
Seniors (60+)/Students – $20.00
Community Nights – $15.00 (Thursdays Only)
Group discounts and Press comps available
Tickets can be purchased online: or calling 816-226-8087

About KC Melting Pot Theatre
KCMPT, currently in their 5th season, has become Kansas City’s premier African American theater company.  The creative team at KCMPT is leading the way by providing opportunities for local acting talent, and a playwright in residence program to develop the work of emerging playwrights.  By exploring new and classic theatrical works, the company features complex stories of African American life that offer audiences a lens through which we realize our shared humanity.

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