Television, movie and theatre star Greta Ogelsby returns to Kansas City to star in the new musical, Broke Open. Kansas City audiences will remember Greta’s staring performances in KCRep’s productions of Fences and A Raisin in the Sun.
Set in 1960’s Alabama, the trajectory of two families is altered when an unlikely friendship is forged between two college students of different races. Tragedy ensues when false perception of the nature of their friendship is made. This deeply moving show is relatable today as society continues to struggle with racism, sexism and homophobia. Broke Open, a story of forgiveness and reconciliation, engages our spirit and challenges us to believe change will indeed come, and that there is hope, if we simply love.
Performances are as follows:
Thursday, August 12th, 7:00 pm
Friday, August 13th 7:00 pm
Saturday, August 14th 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm
Sunday, August 15th 3:00 pm
Performances will on the Charles Fillmore stage at the Unity Performing Arts Center, 708 W. 47th St. Kansas City, MO 64112.
For additional information and to purchase ticket go to Brokeopen.com.
Proceeds from Broke Open will benefit further development of the Unity Performing Arts Center. The Unity Performing Arts Center is a separate not-for-profit organization housed in the former theatre space located in the lower level of Unity Temple on the Plaza. It is the goal of UPAC to provide an affordable venue for socially-and historically conscious performances.
The musical reading Broke Open is a new musical co-written by Keith Andrews and Dr. Keith Curington. Original music by Keith Andrews, Dr. Keith Curington and Robert Pherigo.