News Release

KC Melting Pot Theatre

3051 Central
Kansas City, MO 64108
Media Contact:
Linda Williams
General Manager
(816) 226-8087

For Immediate Release: 
KANSAS CITY, MO. (April 25, 2023) KC Melting Pot Theatre is proud to present the, Award-Winning Stage Play “STEW” by Zora Howard..

KC Melting Pot Theatre is excited to bring “STEW” to Kansas City audiences. The production will be directed by local theatre veteran, Ile Haggins, and will feature a talented cast of actors from the Kansas City community.

This play follows three generations of Tucker women who come together at their mother’s home  to prepare a traditional stew for a very important day that the family celebrates annually. As the stew  simmers, so do the family secrets that boil over in this exploration of family trauma that effects Black families from generation to generation.

“We are thrilled to be bringing ‘STEW‘ to the stage,” said Artistic Director, Nicole Hodges Persley. “Zora Howard has written a powerful and moving story about family, tradition, and the struggle to find one’s place in the world. We can’t wait for audiences to experience this incredible play.”

Tickets for “STEW” are on sale now and can be purchased on KC Melting Pot’s website, Don’t miss your chance to see this powerful production and experience the work of one of America’s most talented playwrights.

Performance Dates/Times:
Friday, 5/12/23 7:30 pm – Opening/Press Night
Saturday, 5/13/23 2:00 pm & 7:30 pm
Wednesday, 5/17/23 7:30 pm*
Thursday, 5/18/23 7:30 pm*
Friday, 5/19/23 7:30 pm
Saturday, 5/20/23 7:30 pm
* Talk back following performance

Anaya Morrow – Lil’ Mama
SyKnese Fields – Nelly
Jackie Price – Lillia
Lynn King – Mama

Creative Team:
Director – Ile Haggins
Stage Manager – Desmond Jones
Assistant Stage Manager – Laura Burt
Set Design – Doug Schroeder
Lights – Warren Deckert
Costumer – Daniella Toscano
Sound Design – Dennis Jackson
Dramaturg – Melonnie Walker

General admission – $25.
Seniors (60+) and students – $20
Community Nights (Wednesday and Thursdays) – $15
Group discounts and press comps available
*Processing fee applied to credit/debit purchases

COVID-19 Guidelines
Properly worn masks are not required, but highly suggested for the safety of all

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