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Wed June 4, 2008
Storm Stories Explores Impact of Katrina
Following Hurricane Katrina, writers and filmmakers fairly quickly revisited the region to produce works like Douglas Brinkley's "The Great Deluge" and Spike Lee's documentary, "When the Levees Broke." This week, a new play opens in Kansas City that addresses the storm's devastation in a way that's both theatrical and personal.
By Steve Walker
Kansas City, MO – Playwright Judi Ann Mason hails from Louisiana and had just returned from there, back to California, when Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast in 2005. She says the storm and its aftermath hit her first as a native and then as the author of "Storm Stories," a play that Kansas City's InPlay Productions opens this week.
A Kansas City Premier
by Playwright Judi Ann Mason, in Collaboration With BJ Mason
June 6 - 14, 2008
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Just Off Broadway Theatre
3051 Central, Kansas City, Mo
in Penn Valley Park