Story of the Century | Full-Length Staged Reading

Story of the Century at The Goppert Theatre-Avila University

11901 Wornall Rd, Kansas City, MO 64145

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Hear the rest of the story! The show that won Best of Venue at the Unicorn Levin Stage and played to three sold out performances at the 2016 KC Fringe Festival is back as a complete, two act script for a free staged reading!


Runs Aug 19th to Aug 20th

Sat Aug 19th @ 07:30 PM
Sun Aug 20th @ 03:00 PM

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19th Aug 20th Aug Performance Duration Approximately 2 hours Hours


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Story of the Century at The Goppert Theatre-Avila University

11901 Wornall Rd
Kansas City, MO 64145

(913) 669-7434

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Written by - David O. Hill

Directed by - Chris McCoy

Musical Director - Brant Challacombe

Hear the rest of the story! The show that won Best of Venue at the Unicorn Levin Stage and played to three sold out performances at the 2016 KC Fringe Festival is back (with most of the original cast) as a complete, two act script. Be among the first to see a free script-in-hand workshop staged reading of this original musical about the invention of the Ezekiel Airship, an airplane designed and built by Burrell Cannon that flew one year before the Wright Brothers' historic flight. Set in Pittsburg, Texas in 1902, the musical captures the spirit of the era with rollicking melodies, social consciousness, and heart. Was Cannon a revolutionary inventor, a visionary prophet, or a misguided dreamer? This is the question that newspaper reporter Elmer Baker hopes to answer in writing the “Story of the Century”.


CAST
Steven Ansel - Elmer Baker
Heather Lawler - Ivey Compton
Matthew Henrickson - Rev. Burrell Cannon
Valerie Bracken Dykes - Amanda Cannon
DeMarcus Howell - Oliver Perry
Ashley Jones - June Perry
Joshua Gleeson - Paul Thorsell
Maureen Hill - Lucy Thorsell
Connor Eastman - Dean Culpepper
Michael Scahill - Louie Brannon
Doug Jones - Mr. Lockhart
Halley Sageng Hale - Ida Compton
Laura Schwartz - Daisy Flowers
Courtney Koval - Nell Brannon
Carrie Lenahan - Belle Culpepper

CREATIVE/PRODUCTION TEAM
Chris McCoy - Director
Brant Challacombe - Music Director/Accompanist
David O. Hill - Original Book, Music, and Lyrics
Sarah Hill - Additional Music, Arrangements, and Lyrics
Marybeth Sorrell - Production Manager
Erin Hill - Production Assistant and Graphic Design

FREE ADMISSION
However, please consider "investing in the airship" at our Indiegogo campaign page to cover costs for this workshop and for further development of this script at:www.indiegogo.com/projects/story-of-the-century-musical Donations of any size are welcome, consider it pay-what-you-can!

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