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November 30 - December 9

KCMPT presents a revival of James Baldwin's classic play The Amen Corner, directed by Melonnie Walker. The Amen Corner, Baldwin's first work for the stage written in 1954, chronicles the story of a Black female pastor in Harlem, Margaret, who must grapple with the social, cultural and gender limitations of pastoring a store front church when she is suddenly confronted by the secular life that she left behind. When her long-lost husband Luke, a jazz musician, and the father of her only son, returns to address unreconciled questions of their past love, and the impact of his absence on their estranged son, David. The Amen Corner asks relevant questions about the Christian faith, the Black family, gender roles, and race that resonate in the 21 st century, almost 70 years after Baldwin's play premiered.

Thursday, November 30, 2023, 7:30pm
Friday, December 1, 2023, 7:30pm
Saturday, December 2, 2023, 7:30pm
Sunday, December 3, 2023, 2:00pm
Wednesday, December 6, 2023, 7:30pm
Thursday, December 7, 2023, 7:30pm
Friday, December 8, 2023, 7:30pm
Saturday, December 9, 2023, 7:30pm

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2023-2024 SEASON

In Black and White

Is God Is
The Amen Corner
The Session
Who is Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

KCMPT’s 2023 – 2024 season selection, explores what W.E.B Dubois called the “problem of the color line” in American social relations. The playwrights selected this season will probe important questions about striving for the American dream and the right to pursue life, liberty, and happiness. Our season will examine the ways in which race, gender, sexuality, and class shape how we¬†understand equality and our capacity to affirm those unalienable rights during such a fragile socio-historic moment in time.

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