A must-see new play by homegrown talent is playing now at KCRep’s downtown Copaken Stage thru April 2.
Hailed as an “instant classic” (The Daily Californian) by critics, the ripple, the wave that carried me home was the 2022 recipient of the Horton Foote prize. This moving exploration of a family’s response to injustice has critics raving: Bay Area News Group called it “powerful…and brilliantly evocative”; Variety praised Anderson as “a gifted playwright you want to pay attention to. She has the voice of a poet.”
Written by KCK-native Christina Anderson, the ripple, the wave that carried me home follows Janice, who’s parents were prominent activists fighting for the integration of public swimming pools in 1960s Kansas. As injustice penetrates the warm bubble of her childhood, Janice grows apart from her family and starts a new life far away. When she receives a call asking her to speak at a ceremony honoring her father, she must decide whether she’s ready to reckon with her political inheritance and a past she has tried to forget. A deeply moving story about justice, legacy, memory and the ultimate challenge of forgiveness, the ripple, the wave that carried me home is a joyful and poignant story that you must-see. Get tickets now at kcrep.org!
The origin of jazz lies in another great Black American art form: the blues. But the relationship that Kansas City jazz has with the blues is unique, maintaining a strong association throughout the past century.…