STORY OF THE CENTURY Script-in-Hand Full-Length Workshop Staged Reading By David O. Hill w/ Sarah Hill | Directed by Chris McCoy Music Direction by Brant Challacombe
ABOUT THE SHOW Hear the rest of the story! The show that won Best of Venue at the Unicorn Levin Stage in the 2016 KC Fringe Festival is back (and with most of the original cast) as a complete, two act script. Be among the first to hear this script-in-hand workshop staged reading of the original musical about the invention of the Ezekiel Airship, an airplane designed and built by Burrell Cannon that flew one year before the Wright Brothers' historic flight. Set in Pittsburg, Texas in 1902, the musical captures the spirit of the era with rollicking melodies, social consciousness, and heart. Was Cannon a revolutionary inventor, a visionary prophet, or a misguided dreamer? This is the question that newspaper reporter Elmer Baker hopes to answer in writing the “Story of the Century”.
WHEN Saturday, August 19 - 7:30 PM Sunday, August 20 - 3:00 PM Talkbacks with the playwright at both performances
WHERE The Goppert Theatre- Avila University 11901 Wornall Rd (at 118th St.) Kansas City, MO 64145
CAST Steven Ansel - Elmer Baker Heather Lawler - Ivey Compton Matthew Henrickson - Rev. Burrell Cannon Valerie Bracken Dykes - Amanda Cannon DeMarcus Howell - Oliver Perry Ashley Jones - June Perry Joshua Gleeson - Paul Thorsell Maureen Hill - Lucy Thorsell Connor Eastman - Dean Culpepper Michael Scahill - Louie Brannon Doug Jones - Mr. Lockhart Halley Sageng Hale - Ida Compton Laura Schwartz - Daisy Flowers Courtney Koval - Nell Brannon Carrie Lenahan - Belle Culpepper
CREATIVE/PRODUCTION TEAM Chris McCoy - Director Brant Challacombe - Music Director/Accompanist David O. Hill - Original Book, Music, and Lyrics Sarah Hill - Additional Music, Arrangements, and Lyrics Marybeth Sorrell - Production Manager Erin Hill - Production Assistant and Graphic Design
FREE ADMISSION However, please consider supporting the development of this script at our Indiegogo campaign page (it includes a wonderful video of our playwright and director, complete with clips from the 2016 KC Fringe Festival performance) at: www.indiegogo.com/projects/story-of-the-century-musical