Six Degrees of Separation
Ouisa Kittredge is an affluent New York socialite in love with culture, so much so that her conversation is teeming with references to art, international politics, and contemporary cuisine. A young con man enters her home, speaking her language so fluently that his soliloquy on the virtue (and death) of imagination alters her self-perception to the point that her prized Kandinsky painting takes on new meaning. This tragicomedy confronts issues of identity and the commercialization of art as well as racial and sexual politics.
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.