New company highlights veterans

334
image_pdfimage_print

A new theatre dedicated to engaging the community with active duty military, military veterans, police, fire, and EMS through theatrical production, education, and outreach began May 1st, 2018.

With an original production performed at KC Fringe Festival to rave reviews, written by a local veteran its debut performance engaged the community in a dialogue about civil rights and veterans. Charlie Mike Theatre Company is unique in its approach of being a theatre specifically dedicated to hiring performers with a military or first responder connection.

The first of its kind being founded by a female military veteran, it hopes to connect the community to those who serve it through the medium of theatre. Their upcoming performance is a readers’ theatre production of “Women and War” written by Jack H. Cunningham, performed at the National WWI Museum and Memorial.

A history lesson of sorts, the play brings to light the varying roles of women during America’s 20th century wars from World War I into the current conflicts in Afghanistan. Letters between soldiers and their loved ones, monologues of women who bravely persevere on the home front and on the battlefield.

Filled with music, dance, laughter and a few tears this production promises to be one of the best shows of the season, continuing the tradition of bringing quality theatre performed by community service members to Kansas City.

Performance Dates and Times: October 20; 7pm and October 21; 2pm at the National WWI Museum and Memorial, JC Nichols Auditorium 2 Memorial Drive, Kansas City, Missouri 64108

For tickets visit www.charliemiketc.org under upcoming performancesThe theatre’s debut performance was a one-act play based on true events- written and directed by Amanda S. Cherry an Iowa Army National Guard veteran and former EMT/Firefighter. For more information about Charlie Mike Theatre Company’s mission and purpose, please contact Amanda S. Cherry Founder/Artistic Director at amandac@charliemiketheatrecompany.org

Image courtesy of Charlie Mike Theatre Company



Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Visit Us On TwitterVisit Us On FacebookVisit Us On PinterestVisit Us On Linkedin