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Freedom Summer - UMKC Theatre
UMKC Theatre
  • UMKC Theatre
  • Freedom Summer
  • Event Hall: Spencer Theatre 4949 Cherry KCMO 64110

    Running Time:  50 mins Act 1 / 1.5 hours Act 2
    Intermissions:   15mins
    Classify Content:  Recommended for HS and older

    Short Description:    
       When the hate and inhumanity of man against man makes it seem sometimes like the bad guys and
    bullies are winning, don’t fret. For there are always some who will stand up in the face of it, and with
    courage, love and a belief that we are better than that, prove the best of who we truly are. In the summer
    of 1964, groups of college students, black and white together from across America, gave up their summer
    vacations, their sense of comfort and safety, and travelled south into the very mouth of one of the most
    frightening, racist places imaginable at that time, Mississippi, where black Americans were being
    systematically terrorized and intimidated out of their right to vote, and good people were being killed just
    for trying to help. That summer, Mississippi burned and the country saw and bore the spiritual cost. But
    because of the efforts of these brave and beautiful young people, the light in us prevailed and history was
    made. And in the process, united for a cause greater than themselves, they also found joy, love, and
    music. Freedom Summer.

        CTO Per Order:  $  4.00
        WEB Event Per Order: $ 4.00

    Emergency Phone for Event Time:    816 235 1515    UMKC COPS
    Contact Name & Number for Patron Concerns:   Tom Mardikes 816-235-2784, Cynthia Stofiel 816-235-6683, Sadie DeSantis 816-235-2783

    Special Notations:  
    Preview #1 Friday, May 4th  7:30p
    Preview #2 Saturday, May 5th 7:30p
    Preview #3 Sunday, May 6th 2:00p
    Preview #4 Tuesday, May 8th 7:30p
    Opening Night Wednesday, May 9th 7:30p
      Thursday, May 10th 7:30p
      Friday, May 4th 11th 7:30p
      Saturday, May 5th 12th 7:30p
    Closing  Sunday, May 13th 2:00p

    Pay What you Can nights- PWYC is only at the door at show time, if tickets are available for sale.
    Freedom Summer: May 4, 5, 6, 8

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