Meredith Wolfe, Victor Raider-Wexler, and John Rensenhouse
A brand new episode of the classic “Suspense” radio series returns to Kansas City Actors Radio Theatre with “August Heat” by W.F. Harvey, this FRIDAY at noon on KKFI 90.1 FM.
Originally aired May of 1945, “August Heat” tells of the artist Withencroft who, struck by sudden inspiration, draws a picture of a criminal at his trial. Across town, the stonemason Atkinson carves a gravestone for a man who has yet to die. Although the men are unknown to each other, they each get a glimpse into the other’s future… but hopefully that future is not so set in stone.
Featuring John Rensenhouse, Victor Raider-Wexler, and Meredith Wolfe. Directed by Gary Heisserer with sound design and engineering by Mary Robinson.
KCART is made possible in-part by, the Richard J. Stern Foundation for the Arts, the Estelle S. and Robert A. Long Ellis Foundation, ArtsKC, the Missouri Arts Council, the National Endowment for the Arts, Theatre League, and the Breidenthal-Snyder Foundation, and supporters like you!
Only FOUR chances left to see KCAT’s return to the stage
This world premiere play draws from the personal diaries of four children affected by genocide. Dawid Sierakowiak, a Jewish boy growing up in Lodz, Poland during the Holocaust. Chanrithy Him, a young Cambodian girl who survived the harsh conditions of the Khmer Rouge. Nadja Halilbegovich who survived the Bosnian Genocide in Sarajevo. Vahram Dadrian, a young Armenian boy who lived during the Armenian genocide who was sent to the wastelands South of Aleppo.
Featuring Kathleen Warfel, Marisa Tejeda, Vi Tran and Victor Raider-Wexler reading passages on stage, directly from the diaries of these children. “Four Children” is a reader’s theatre performance with music, projections and a lighting design that shifts the focus onto the emotionally charged words of the children affected by these atrocities.
Four Children is as poignant now as ever, it reminds us that these tragedies aren’t a part of the past. They are widespread and happening today.
Four Children is produced in conjunction with Union Station’s Auschwitz exhibit.
Four Children runs until October 24th at the City Stage in Union Station. Only FOUR chances left to see the world premiere production: Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 7:30 PM and Sunday at 2:00 PM. Don’t miss out!