The Real Thing
The Kansas City Public Library and the Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre kick off the fifth season of the Script-in-Hand series with Sir Tom Stoppard’s play The Real Thing.
This Tony Award-winning comedy follows a successful playwright as he negotiates relationships with his wife and mistress, who are both actresses. Its play-within-a-play structure – coupled with the fact that most of the characters work in theater – calls into question when the actors are performing (if at all). Stoppard’s trademark wit and precise language are on full display.
The Script-in-Hand series is sponsored by the Friends of the Kansas City Public Library.
The Kansas City Public Library launches the fifth season of its popular Script-in-Hand series with performances presented by the Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre that focus on Big Ideas.
What are the Big Ideas? They could be the subtle equation of American identity or the science that makes energy from exploding relationships. Maybe they constitute the formula for a timeless song. Whatever their form, the Big Ideas are powerful drama for the 2010-2011 Script-In-Hand season.
Admission and parking are free for all performances. Call 816.701.3407 or RSVP online.
The Script-in-Hand series is sponsored by the Friends of the Kansas City Public Library, which has provided generous support of library programs and projects for more than 20 years. The Friends organize used book sales, enable the Library’s purchase of needed equipment and supplies, provide scholarship funding to Library personnel for continuing education, and sponsor special events.
To join the Friends and participate in the ongoing enhancement of the Kansas City Public Library, call 816.701.3402.