Tradewind Arts presents:
Edith Can Shoot Things and Hit Them
By A. Rey Pamatmat
Directed by Andi Meyer
RUNS June 14-19
Mon (Industry Night)/7:30p
Student rush tickets: $15 cash only, 10 minutes before curtain with student ID
UMKC Grant Hall, Room 105
5298 Charlotte St. Kansas City, MO 64110
«Utterly sincere and winning drama about three good kids that sparkles with moments of gentle comedy. Pamatmat's struggling but goodhearted young characters are neither disengaged nor cynical, and they feel all the more real for it.» – Louisville Courier Journal
Brother and sister Kenny and Edith have been in charge of themselves ever since their father abadoned them on a Midwestern farm. Joined by their friend Benji, the kids make their own meals, get themselves to school, fly by the seat of their pants, and try to construct a life for themselves. But that tenuous structure begins to crumble as Benji and Kenny become more than friends, and Edith shoots something--and hits it.
Recipient of a 2012 Steinberg/American Theatre Critics Association Citation
NOMINEE — 2013 GLAAD Media Award, Outstanding Los Angeles Theater
Featuring Drea DiCarlo, Julian Rivera, and J. Will Fritz
Set Design: Mark Exline
Stage Manager: Ashley Dover
Lighting Design: Pamela Meadows
Music Consultant: Amado Espinoza
Sound Design: Sean Bailey
Hosted by UMKC Theatre
EDITH CAN SHOOT THINGS AND HIT THEM was first developed in the Ma-Yi Writers Lab, read a a part of thePublic Theatre's 2010 New Work Now series, and was originally presented by the Victory Garden Theatre, (Chicago, Illinois) as a part of Ignition 2010 (Dennis Zacek, Artistic Director; JanKallish, Executive Director).
EDITH CAN SHOOT THINGS AND HIT THEM was first produced in a rolling world premiere by Actors Theatre of Louisville in the 2011 Humana Festival of New American Plays, Actor’s Express Theatre Company, Atlanta, GA, New Theatre, Coral Gables, FL, and Mu Performing Arts, Minneapolis, MN as part of the National New Play Network’s Continued Life Program.
This show is produced with generous support from Amado Espinoza, Karen Lisondra, Victor Tan, and the UMKC Department of Theatre.
***This show includes adult themes and strong language. May be suitable for viewers 12 years and older.***