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In commemoration of the 50 year anniversaries of
the assassination of John F. Kennedy and the March
On Washington, MeltingPot KC, in association with
Westport Center for the Arts (WCA), is proud to
announce the world premiere of "JFK - A Ghostly
Evening," written by Kansas City playwright Scott
Myers, and presented at Just Off Broadway Theatre.
While the play is based on a historical time-line,
"JFK - A Ghostly Evening" centers on a fictional
evening of dinner and conversation between the
Kennedys (John Fitzgerald & Jacqueline) and the
Kings (Martin Luther, Jr. & Coretta Scott )
shortly before Kennedy's assassination. The
tormented ghost of Medgar Evers appears to Kennedy
during the evening's activities. The opening of
"JFK - A Ghostly Evening," Friday, November 22,
2013, at 7:30 PM, coincides with the 50 year
anniversary of Kennedy's assassination.
Performances will run through Sunday, December
MeltingPot KC, a Kansas City theater company,
announces our first outside production of an
original work by a local playwright. On November
22nd, in association with the Westport Center for
the Arts, we will premiere "JFK - A Ghostly
Evening", by Scott Myers. The play honors the
memories of President John Fitzgerald Kennedy,
civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. and
activist Medgar Evers and reflects on the pivotal
role each man played on the stage of history. "JFK
- A Ghostly Evening" and future MeltingPot KC
productions will be presented at Just Off Broadway
Theatre, 3051 Central in Penn Valley Park, Kansas
Preview: Thursday, November 21, 2013
Premiere: Friday, November 22, 2013
Runs through Sunday, December 1, 2013
Curtain: 7:30 PM Thursday* - Saturday
(*No performance on Thanksgiving Day)
2:00 PM Sunday
Tickets: Regular $25.00; Seniors $20.00; Group
discounts and press comps are available.
To Reserve or Purchase tickets online visit:
To Reserve or Purchase tickets by phone call:
816.226.8087 or 816.914.1520
Just Off Broadway Theatre
3051 Central in Penn Valley Park
Kansas City, MO 64108
KC Stage cardmembers receive a discount of:
BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION—SCOTT MYERS
Scott Myers has been a minister for over 30 years
in the Presbyterian Church. He is starting his
20th year as pastor of Westport Presbyterian
Church and is deeply involved in the effort to
rebuild the church after a catastrophic fire just
after Christmas in 2011.
He served previously in urban congregations in St.
Louis and in a farming community in Ohio, his
native state. Previous to being a minister, he ran
a small business and was a community organizer in
He received a Lily Endowment grant in 2005 to
explore "Arts and Spirituality". He is one of the
founding board members of the Westport Center for
the Arts and co-creator of a long running
children's peacemaking program—Peace Quest.
He is married to Jeanne Reiss, M.D., and has three
daughters and eight grandchildren.
Scott Myers attended the University of Michigan
(B.A. History, English Literature), University of
Dayton (Masters of Education, Counseling) and Eden
Theological Seminary (Masters of Divinity).
Since writing JFK: A Ghostly Evening, he has
written two new plays: Star Over Our Tree House
and Stealing Kandinsky. He has also written a
number of narrative poems and jazz poems,
including: Hey Ron Brown, Stan the Man, Tree
Climbing, Grandpa is Magic, The Art of Serious
Conversation, Brevity's Liabilities and The Big
Bang Begins to Bang.
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