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

Olathe Civic Theatre Association (OCTA)

500 E Loula St, Olathe, KS 66061

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See the full-length workshop presentation of the New Works Playwright Competition winning script, THE GREEN BOOK WINE CLUB TRAIN TRIP by Michelle Tyrene Johnson

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 Hours

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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


Olathe Civic Theatre Association is pleased to present a full-length staged reading from the winner of the New Works Playwright Competition which was held in March, The Green Book Wine Club Train Trip by Michelle Tyrene Johnson.

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.

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