Script-in-Hand Series Presents Compelling Female Leads with ‘Women of the Years’

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For Immediate Release:
December 28, 2011
Contact: Paul Smith
816.701.3668
Script-in-Hand Series Presents Compelling Female Leads with ‘Women of the Years’

The Kansas City Public Library presents the sixth season of its signature Script-in-Hand performances, with the Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre returning for a series of plays that feature some of the most compelling female leads in drama.

Operating under with the theme Women of the Years, the 2012 Script-in-Hand season begins with Three Tall Women by Edward Albee on Sunday, January 22, 2012 at 2 p.m. at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St. In the aftermath of a stroke, a dying woman in her 90s lies incapacitated as three versions of herself (each one a different age) argue about her frustrated life, with the youngest straining futilely against the woman she has no choice but to become. Far from the cryptic and absurd Albeegories that defined his aesthetic, Albee presents an autobiographical exorcism that earned him a third Pulitzer Prize and ignited a critical reappraisal of his work.

Admission is free. RSVP online or call 816.701.3407. Free parking is available at the Library District Parking Garage at 10th & Baltimore.

The Women of the Years series continues on Sundays at 2 p.m. with:

  • Master Class by Terrence McNally on February 26, 2012, at the Central Library;
  • The Sisters Rosensweig by Wendy Wasserstein on March 25, 2012, at the Central Library;
  • For Colored Girls... by Ntozake Shange on April 22, 2012, at the L.H. Bluford Branch, located at 3050 Prospect;
  • My Fair Lady by Lerner & Lowe on May 13, 2012, at the Plaza Branch, located at 4801 Main St.;
  • Anne of Green Gables by Jon Jory on June 10, 2012, at the Plaza Branch.

Visit kclibrary.org/scriptinhand for additional information about the 2012 Script-in-Hand series.

Funding for the 2012 Script-in-Hand series is provided by a grant from the William T. Kemper Foundation - Commerce Bank, Trustee, with additional support from the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.