Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre kicks off the new year with DEFYING GRAVITY, a clever and uplifting fantasy written by Jane Anderson, with ear catching musings about art, religion and the outer limits of human possibility.
Runs Jan 18th to Jan 28th
Thu Jan 18th @ 07:30 PM Fri Jan 19th @ 07:30 PM Sat Jan 20th @ 07:30 PM Sun Jan 21st @ 02:00 PM Thu Jan 25th @ 07:30 PM
Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre kicks off the new year with DEFYING
GRAVITY, a clever and uplifting fantasy written by Jane Anderson, with ear
catching musings about art, religion and the outer limits of human possibility.
MET’s production is directed by Bob Stewart, featuring: Bailey Rose Steinke,
Laura Jacobs, Bob Brand*, Lewis J. Morrow, Shawna Peña-Downing, Nancy Nail, and
This free structured look at the 1986 Challenger disaster artfully
interweaves the past with the present and the lives of participants and
bystanders, drawing parallels among painter Claude Monet's artistic quest and
the zest of the teacher selected to be the first civilian astronaut. The story
is told through the voice of Elizabeth, the daughter of the teacher, Ed and
Betty, two retired tourists who drive their Winnebago to Florida to watch the
space shot and who dream of hotels in space, C.B., a NASA mechanic, and his
girlfriend, Donna, a bartender and friend to the astronauts, who (ironically)
has a fear of heights. A play for everyone exploring our need to reach beyond
ourselves and dare the universe.
DEFYING GRAVITY runs through January 28 at Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre, 3614
Main St, Kansas City, MO. Adult tickets are $39, with discounts for students,
artists, young professionals, seniors, and groups. For tickets, call
816-569-3226. Visit www.metkc.org for more information or to purchase tickets