In the third season of the Script-in-Hand series of stage performances, the Kansas City Public Library and Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre present the John Kander and Fred Ebb classic, Chicago.
The fourth play in the Law & Literature series is scheduled for Sunday, May 3, at 2 p.m. in the Truman Forum at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
In 1920s Chicago, murderesses Velma Kelly and Roxie Hart both covet fame. When the two find themselves on death row, Hart’s celebrity rises after hiring slick lawyer Billy Flynn, much to the dismay of Kelly.
In its exploration of murder, greed, and corruption, the Kander and Ebb musical is a clever and timely satire of the justice system.
The Script-in-Hand series is sponsored by The Friends of the Kansas City Public Library with additional funding provided by the Richard J. Stern Foundation for the Arts.
Remaining plays in the series include Antigone (June 7) at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St., and The Devil and Daniel Webster (June 26) at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
Admission to all performances is free. Click here or call 816.701.3407 to RSVP.