Apr 5 – Apr 21, 2019 – Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm | Sundays at 2 pm
By Kansas City playwright Michelle Tyrene Johnson*
Directed by Teresa Leggard
The Washingtons, an African-American family, have lived next door to the Levy family in a Philadelphia neighborhood for a few generations. In the wake of the death of the Washington family matriarch, a brother and sister come together to bury their beloved grandmother. The finding of old stock, by the Washington family, in the Levy family business, triggers the revelation of secrets, tensions, and reckonings.
*Michelle Tyrene Johnson, author of Pass Over, was the winner of Olathe Civic Theatre Association’s inaugural New Works Playwright Competition for her play The Green Book Wine Club Train Trip in 2017!
Opening night, April 5, 2019: Guests will be treated to a post-show celebration with the cast and crew!
Saturday, April 16, 2019 : Guests are invited to a post show talk back with playwright Michelle Tyrene Johnson.
Michelle Tyrene Johnson is a public radio journalist, author, and speaker who lives in the Kansas City, Missouri area. As a playwright, Johnson’s plays have been staged nationally, including in California, Texas, Illinois, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Michigan, and Kentucky. Several of her plays, such as “Wiccans in the Hood,” “The Negro Whisperer,” “Trading Races: From Rodney King to Paula Deen,” and “Echoes of Octavia” have been seen in several New York City festivals and competitions. “The Green Book Wine Club Train Trip” seen recently at Kansas City’s Melting Pot Theatre was the inaugural winner of OCTA’s New Play Competition in 2017.
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