Kansas City Actors Theatre Partners with New Letters on the Air for Special Event

Kansas City Actors Theatre is partnering with New Letters on the Air, the longest continuously-running broadcast of a national literary radio series, to present local author Alan Proctor in conversation before the January 18th performance of Gardner McKay's play, "Sea Marks" at the H&R Block City Stage in Union Station.

Angela Elam--host of New Letters on the Air (produced at UMKC and aired locally on Sundays at 6:30 a.m. on KCUR 89.3 FM)-will talk with local author Alan Proctor before the performance from 6:45-7:15 p.m. "Sea Marks" tells the story of a romance that first blooms by mail between an isolated Irish fisherman and the object of this affection. In turn Alan Proctor's book, "The Sweden File," uses letters to tell the story of fraternal love between him and his late brother, an expatriated conscientious objector to the Vietnam War. Angela and Alan's conversation, which will be recorded live for broadcast, will be a reflection in celebration of the power of the written word by letter.

This is a free event, but a ticket to the January 18th performance of "Sea Marks" is necessary to attend. Tickets can be purchased at www.kcactors.org or by calling the Central Ticket Office at 816-235-6222.

"Sea Marks" will perform at Union Station's H&R Block City Stage starring Darren Kennedy and Cinnamon Schultz under the direction of Jan Rogge. Previews start January 10th, opening night will be January 13th, and performances will conclude on January 28th Audience talk-backs will follow performances on January 14th, 17th, and 26th.

Tickets are between $15 and $40 and are available by contacting the Central Ticket Office at 816-235-6222 or online at www.kcactors.org.

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