THE GREEN BOOK WINE CLUB TRAIN TRIP - OCTA's New Works Playwright Competition Winner Workshop

Olathe Civic Theatre Association (OCTA)

500 E Loula St, Olathe, KS 66061

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Local playwright Michelle Tyrene Johnson, winner of OCTA’s recent New Works Playwright Competition, returns with director Teresa Leggard for two Winner Workshop full-length staged readings of the wildly popular THE GREEN BOOK WINE CLUB TRAIN TRIP.


Runs Jul 7th to Jul 8th

Fri Jul 7th @ 08:00 PM
Sat Jul 8th @ 08:00 PM

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7th Jul 8th Jul Performance Duration Approx. 2 hours Hours


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12 and up (strong language)

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Olathe Civic Theatre Association (OCTA)

500 E Loula St
Olathe, KS 66061

(913) 782-2990

Box Office Hours : 1 hour before each show



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Local playwright Michelle Tyrene Johnson, winner of OCTA’s recent New Works Playwright Competition, returns with director Teresa Leggard for two full-length Winner Workshop full-length staged readings of the competition’s wildly popular The Green Book Wine Club Train Trip on July 7 and 8 at 8 pm.

ABOUT THE SCRIPT: Five contemporary black women in the Kansas City area take a weekend train trip to St. Louis as part of the book and wine club they are in together. Marie, a librarian, in addition to arranging the trip, is also doing research for the memory book she is putting together for her grandmother's 80th birthday. Part of Marie's research involves looking through "The Negro Motorist Green Book,” the guidebook used by African-Americans in pre-segregation America to know the safe and welcoming places to stay and patronize while traveling. Marie accidentally time travels to the 1940s, where she stays in a boarding house mentioned in the “Green Book”. (The four women in the boarding house are also played by actresses playing Marie's friends on the train trip.) Marie discovers family secrets as well as gets an up-close view of how the present and the past compare, contrast, and converge.

THE CAST
Rasheedat "Ras" Badejo (Saige/Lucy)
Marica Davis (Marie)
Lanette King (Alicia/Cotton Blue)
Amber McKinnon (Toni/Henrietta)
Aisha Ogbeh (Lynn/Bertha)
Earl McWilliams (Stage Directions/Male Voices)

LIGHTS/SOUND TECH
Alexa Cioffi

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