Letters from Freedom Summer


Join Congregation Kol Ami for KC Repertory’s Performance of
LETTERS FROM FREEDOM SUMMER

Sunday, May 6th at 2 PM
Kol Ami Reception at 1 PM

Directed By Ricardo Khan

This fundraising event supports the Congregation’s financial stability and high quality programming such as our high holiday services.

In the charged summer of 1964, college students from across the U.S. came together to fight for voting rights in Mississippi, a state known for intimidating and terrorizing Black Americans out of their right to vote. Letters from Freedom Summer celebrates the courage and resilience of the young people who changed the fate of this nation.

Letters from Freedom Summer is a production of the UMKC Theatre department.

Tickets are $35 per adult and $25 per child. Ticket cost includes a Kol Ami nosh and mingle reception. PLEASE CONTACT LIZ EPSTEIN AT liz.m.epstein@gmail.com TO RESERVE YOUR TICKETS. Our ticket block at the KC Repertory Theater is limited and will be distributed on a first come, first serve basis. Please reserve your tickets early!

Payments can be made online via PayPal or by check made out to “Congregation Kol Ami” and mailed to:

Liz Epstein
5907 West 78th Terrace, Prairie Village, KS 66208

Feel free to email Liz with any questions at liz.m.epstein@gmail.com.

Ricardo Khan is a director, writer and Tony Award-winning Artistic Director. He co-founded the Crossroads Theatre Company, one of history’s few African American theatres to rise to national prominence. On June 5, 1999, it became the first black theatre ever to receive the Tony Award for Outstanding Regional Theatre in America. During his time at Crossroads, he nurtured over 100 new plays, working with artists including Ntozake Shange, former US Poet Laureate Rita Dove, George C. Wolfe, August Wilson, Anna Deveare Smith, Melba Moore, Leslie Lee, Kathleen McGhee-Anderson, Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee. On Broadway in 2000 he was on the producing team of the Tony Award-nominated “It Ain’t Nothin’ But the Blues”, and in 2005 returned to Broadway to write, stage, and with co-producer Woodie King, Jr., present the Broadway tribute to August Wilson in the theatre that now bares Mr. Wilson’s name.

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