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Playwright James Still Shaped by Years at KU

Kansas playwright James Still hasn't lived in this area in years, but his plays make regular appearances here and throughout the U.S. He has a new one about Abraham Lincoln, opening at the Ford Theatre in D.C. in February for the 200th birthday anniversary; but tonight (Friday, January 30), another play, The Velvet Rut, receives its world premiere right here in Kansas City at the Unicorn Theatre.

By Danette Alexander and Angela Elam


Kansas City, MO – New Letters on the Air host Angela Elam recently visited with James Still to find out what shaped him as a playwright.

The Velvet Rut,
January 30-February 22, 2009
Directed by Joseph Price
Featuring Jim Korinke and Matthew Jayson Weiss

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