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Kansas City playwright takes a journey based on ‘The Negro Motorist Green Book’

Kansas City playwright Michelle Tyrene Johnson’s new work, The Green Book Wine Club Train Trip, gets a staged reading at the Olathe Civic Theatre Association’s this weekend, after winning the OCTA’s New Works Playwright Competition, when audiences voted for the winning script over the course of two nights in March. That same month, it was staged in the New York City at the National Black Theatre.

The play’s main character is a soft-spoken librarian named Marie, played by Marica Davis, a senior in theater and costume design at UMKC Theatre. Read more…


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