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Just Off Broadway Theatre's Summer Festival '23

Presented by Just Off Broadway Theatre at Just Off Broadway Theatre, Kansas City MO

Jun 02 - 10 2023
Just Off Broadway Theatre's Summer Festival '23

Just Off Broadway Theatre’s Summer Festival ’23 | June 2 – 10 at 2:00p & 7:30p | Just Off Broadway Theatre | Summer Play Festival

Just Off Broadway Theatre is proud to announce its Summer Festival ’23 featuring two plays, two play readings, and some of the finest local actors. The festival will run from June 2nd to June 10th at the Just Off Broadway Theatre located at 3051 Central St.


Tickets for each play are $25.00, and each reading is $10.00.

A Festival Pass is available for $50.00, and a Plays Only Pass is available for $40.00.

Contact: (816) 513-8980

Email: info@justoffbroadway.org

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The festival opens with This Random World by Steven Dietz, one of the newest plays by the nationally acclaimed playwright. First produced at the Humana Festival of New American Plays by Actors Theatre of Louisville, This Random World follows a group of seven connected people whose paths cross and intersect without their knowledge of those connections.

A reception with complimentary drinks and snacks will be held after each performance.

The Phoenix KC Theatre company of Marilyn Lynch, Elizabeth Hillman, Meghan Newman, Emmy Panzica-Piontek, Mahryn Rose, Jordon Fox and Derek Trautwein are under the direction of Warren Deckert.

Performance dates/times are:

Friday, June 2 – 7:30 pm

Sunday, June 4 – 2:00 pm

Saturday, June 10 – 2:00 pm

Saturday, June 10 – 7:30 pm



Like Six O’clock by local playwright Lewis Morrow is the second play in the festival. The play is set in the early morning after a mass shooting has taken place not too far from Bennie’s business. The shooter is still on the loose and the city has been shut down. With every passing hour, a new detail emerges regarding the tragedy and the victims it left behind. While Bennie, Claudette, and Roderick sit around discussing it and a little bit of everything else, their ideas on who’s to blame challenges one another’s sense of right and wrong and everything has shades of gray . . . especially when it hits close to home.

The Friday performance of Like Six O’clock will feature a Talkback with complimentary drinks and snacks.

Like Six O’clock is directed by Ile Haggins, featuring Harvey Williams, Dennis Jackson, Lynn King, Lewis Morrow, Craig Lindsey, and Ashley Kennedy.

Performance dates/times are:

Saturday, June 3 – 2:00 pm

Saturday, June 3 – 7:30 pm

Thursday, June 8 – 7:30 pm

Friday, June 9 – 7:30 pm



As part of the Just Off Broadway Summer Theatre Festival, Phoenix KC Theatre revives its “Out Loud!” series of script-in-hand play readings. There will be two one-night-only readings featuring cast members from the festival shows, directed by Warren Deckert


Fettered, a new play by William Kovacsik. Part love story, part history lesson in the spirit of the 1619 Project. Fettered builds off a little-known footnote to the account of slavery in America as Kovacsik creates a multi-layered story with compelling characters.

Cast members include Lewis Morrow, Mahryn Rose, R. Kevan Myers, Jordon Fox, Derek Trautwein and Elizabeth Hillman. The reading will be on Monday, June 5 at 7:30 pm.


The Batting Cage, a comedy/drama by Joan Ackermann is set at a Holiday Inn in romantic St. Augustine, Florida.  Two estranged sisters on a journey to scatter the ashes of their much-loved third sister struggle to regain their bearings. Their efforts at reconnecting with each other are both poignant and humorous. A dashing conquistador, a lost suitcase, and a bellhop with a barnacle growing inside his ear are but a few of the twists and turns in this unusual and moving story.

Cast members include Elizabeth Hillman, Emmy Panzica-Piontek, Jordon Fox, and Nancy Marcy. The reading will be Wednesday, June 7 at 7:30 pm.

* Event durations (if noted) are approximate. Please check with the presenting organization or venue to confirm start times and duration.



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3051 Central in Penn Valley Park , Kansas City, MO 64141

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