Neal LaBute

Performance
10:55 am
Wed September 7, 2011

Two Plays Explore Themes of 9/11

Chris Roady (as Ben) and Crystal Gould (as Abby) in "The Mercy Seat."
photo: courtesy of MD Photography, LLC

Along with journalists and historians, playwrights can serve an important role in helping people make sense of national tragedies. And the results can weave narratives other sources might miss.

Kansas City, Mo. – This week, two Kansas City theater companies are staging plays coinciding with the 10 year anniversary of the terrorist attacks on September 11, yet they utilize that historic day in very different ways.

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