KC Melting Pot Theatre presents the third offering of their 2017-2018 Season, which is inspired by empowering communities to action with works focused on resistance, figuring out our voice and calls to action.
Single Black Female by Lisa B. Thompson (Samuel French, 2012) is a hilarious two-woman show that deftly uses comic sketches à la Saturday Night Live to look inside the lives of thirty-something middle class Black women as they search for love, clothes, and dignity in a world that fails to recognize their beauty, power and strength outside of stereotypical images in theater, film and television. The play presents a time capsule of the early 2000s at the height of the “Oprah” era before there was a Black Bachelorette and an African American president, and the beginning of a new wave of Black cultural production that continues to challenge static representations of Blackness in the 21st century. In a climate where the voices of women across racial lines rise to challenge systemic inequality, Single Black Female offers audiences insights into the long history of Black women negotiating gender, race and class in acts of survival in order to achieve success.
This production features the performance of Karis Harrington as Single Black Female 1 and Lanette King as Single Black Female 2.
Teresa Leggard joins KCMPT as the director for this production.
All productions will be held at:
Just Off Broadway Theatre
3051 Central in Penn Valley Park
Kansas City Mo. 64108
Friday, February 23 at 7:30 pm
Saturday, February 24 at 7:30 pm
Sunday, February 25 at 2:00 pm
Thursday, March 1 at 7:30 pm
Friday, March 2 at 7:30 pm
Saturday, March 3 at 7:30 pm
Thursday, March 8 at 7:30 pm
Friday, March 9 at 7:30 pm
Saturday, March 10 at 2:00 pm
Saturday, March 10 at 7:30 pm
Contact: Linda Williams
General admission – $25.00
Seniors (60+)/Students – $20.00
Community Nights – $15.00 (Thursdays only)
Group discounts and Press comps available
To purchase tickets online visit http://www.kcmeltingpot.com/
To reserve or purchase tickets by phone call 816-226-8087