KCAT Announces Award to Offer Affordable First-Time Subscriptions

The Kansas City Actors Theatre, in partnership with The Edward Earls Legacy Fund, is offering first-time subscribers under 30 a first-of-its-kind, five-show subscription to its 2017-2018 season for just $45. This "Next Generation" subscription is being offered to help expand access to professional theatre in Kansas City for younger patrons by drastically reducing the cost of subscribing.

Under this program, a limited number of subscriptions are being underwritten by The Edward Earls Legacy Fund to reduce the cost of a subscription by more than half. "For a lot of young people, quality theater experiences are financially out of reach," says Kansas City Actors Theatre Board President Darren Sextro. "David Earls and The Edward Earls Legacy Fund want to change that dynamic, and their generous, forward-thinking gift is going to change the lives of many young arts lovers in the coming years."

The Edward Earls Legacy Fund operates under the John C. Griswold Foundation, which is focused on enriching the lives of others through education and support of the arts. The John C. Griswold Foundation has been an important part of the Kansas City non-profit community for 20 years.

Kansas City Actors Theatre's 2017-2018 season consists of Agatha Christie's "And Then There Were None" in August, Sam Shepard's "A Lie of the Mind" in September, Shakespeare's "King Lear" (produced in cooperation with UMKC Theatre at the Spencer Theater) in October, Gardner McKay's "Sea Marks" in January, and David Hare's "Skylight" next May and June. More information about the season can be found at www.kcactors.org/season13.

The "Next Generation" subscriptions are available to first-time subscribers to Kansas City Actors Theatre who are 30 and under by contacting the Central Ticket Office at (816) 235-6222.

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