2012 KCCAA Events

Meet the Past with Crosby Kemper III Returns for a conversation with Edgar Snow

Click here to reserve your FREE ticket to the Kauffman Center on March 1, 2012

Meet the Past with Crosby Kemper III returns for a conversation with Edgar Snow, as portrayed by actor Robert Gibby Brand, on Thursday, March 1, 2012 at 7 p.m. on the Lyric Opera set for Nixon in China in the Muriel Kauffman Theatre of the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts.

Snow, born in Kansas City in 1905, was a journalist best known for his writings about China in the 1930s, most especially Red Star Over China, a largely favorable account of Mao and his Communist Red Army guerrilla forces. The book introduced Mao and his “agrarian reformers” to the western world and made Snow famous.

The program will be taped by KCPT for later broadcast as part of the Meet the Past series.

Although admission is free, this special engagement of Meet the Past at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts is a ticketed event. Call the Lyric Opera at 816.471.7344 or RSVP online. If you do not already have an account with the Lyric Opera, you will be asked to create one. Click the “Create an Account” button and follow the on-screen instructions. Once you have an account, you will be able to RSVP for the event and choose from three ticket delivery options: print at home, standard mail delivery, or will-call.

Parking is available in the KauffmanCenter for the Performing Art’s underground parking garage. Entrances are located south of the Center on 17th Street and east of the Center of Wyandotte Street. Garage parking is $7 per vehicle. Street parking is metered but not enforced after 6 p.m.

This event is co-sponsored by the Lyric Opera of Kansas City and KCPT. Additional event support provided by the Edgar Snow Memorial Fund, Diastole Scholars’ Center, the Confucius Institute of the University of Kansas, and the Kansas City Chinese American Association.

Major funding for this season of Meet the Past has been provided by the Courtney S. Turner Charitable Trust, Ken and Cindy McClain, and the J. B. Reynolds Foundation.

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