For Immediate Release:
KANSAS CITY, MO. (August 2, 2022) KC Melting Pot Theatre is proud to present, Dying to Party by Shashone Lambert Short. The show runs ONE Week Only!

Trish and Allen, a married couple in their 60’s, plan an unforgettable party for a special occasion. As the festivities get underway, they discover that their night of celebration has quickly turned into a test of their love, as secrets are unburied and trust is questioned. Dying to Party is the soiree that is not to be missed!

This play is written by Shashone Lambert Short, born and raised in Staten Island, New York. Lambert Short is the winner of KCMPT’s 2021 Black Playwright Festival.

The show is directed by Melonnie Walker and will star two of KC’s favorite actors, Lynn King (Begetters) and Dennis Jackson (Two Trains Running).

Performance Dates/Times:
Thursday, 8/24/22 – 10:00 am Opening
Thursday, 8/25/22 – 7:30 pm*
Friday, 8/26/22 – 7:30 pm
Saturday, 8/27/22- 2:00* and 7:30 pm Closing

* Talk back following performance

General admission – $25.
Seniors (60+) and students – $20
Community Nights (Wednesday and Thursdays) – $15
Group discounts and press comps available

COVID-19 Guidelines
Properly worn masks are required.

As the premier African American theater company in Kansas City, our primary goal is to explore theatrical
works, old and new, that feature complex stories of African American life. We seek to build coalitions and
partnerships across the diversity spectrum that can create bridges that facilitate opportunities to
understand and celebrate our similarities and our differences.

For interview requests and general questions, contact Linda Williams at 816-226-8087 or
All productions will be held at:
Just Off Broadway Theatre
3051 Central in Penn Valley Park
Kansas City Mo. 64108