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Join Kansas City Public Theatre on Dec. 3 at Uptown Arts Bar and Dec. 6 at Prospero’s Books for BANG by Daniel Born, an experimental telling of the story of Joan Vollmer, the pivotal Beat Generation figure and wife of William S. Burroughs, who infamously murdered her. Admission is Free!

Featuring Emmy Panzica-Piontek as Joan Vollmer and live music by Nathan Bowman

BANG! by area playwright, Danial Born, picks up the moment Joan Vollmer gets shot in the head by William Burroughs, her common law husband, in Mexico City in 1951. As she waits for the ambulance to arrive, she reflects on her relationship with the famous writer, on the passionate nucleus that launched the Beat movement, and on a murder in that close-knit group of artists, presaging her own death. This play breathes life back into this pivotal muse of the Beat Generation.


December 3rd, 2018 7:00 pm


Uptown Arts Bar

3611 Broadway

Kansas City, Missouri 64111


All KCPublic events are FREE and open to the public

December 6th 2018 7pm

Prospero’s Books

1800 W 39th Street

 Kansas City, Missouri 64111

All KCPublic events are FREE and open to the public



Kansas City Public Theatre provides access to the arts through year-round theatre entertainment free of charge to the public. This mission is carried out in two activities: first, through producing aesthetically and ideologically diverse new works and reimagined classics which reflect the unique history and concerns of the Kansas City community; and second, to cultivate civic-minded artists, audiences, and citizens through community-based devised theatre workshops.

CONTACT: Elizabeth Bettendorf Bowman// // 402-443-7295

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