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Story of the Century | Free Staged Reading

Presented by Story of the Century, LLC at Goppert Theatre at Avila University, Kansas City MO

Aug 19 - 20 2017
Story of the Century | Free Staged Reading presented by Story of the Century, LLC at ,

Set in 1902, Story of the Century is an original musical about Burrell Cannon, the inventor of the Ezekiel Airship. From his small town in Pittsburg, Texas, Cannon invented and flew the Ezekiel Airship a year before the Wright Brothers.

Combining historic events with fictional characters, Story of the Century captures the spirit of the turn of the 20th century with rollicking melodies, social consciousness, and heart.

For our free staged reading, the cast will perform the complete two act musical but without sets, costumes, or choreography. The staged reading will allow us to see how the performance plays to an audience before we add all the extras. It’s a sparkling, captivating production with new songs and a full script with

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Free Admission.


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We invite you to stay after the performances for a discussion and feedback session about the play.

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


  • Playwright/composer David O. Hill and director Christ McCoy discuss the process of developing this original musical.


Goppert Theatre at Avila University

11901 Wornall Rd, Kansas City, MO 64145

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