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Hurricane Katrina Backdrop For KC Playwright's Debut Work

 A young couple living in New Orleans are expecting a baby any day when Hurricane Katrina separates them. That’s the premise of Gumbo House, a new play debuting at the Metropolitan Ensemble Theater.


  • Keion Jackson is a Louisiana native who currently lives in Kansas City. He wrote Gumbo House.

"Gumbo House" will run March 11-13 at the Metropolitan Ensemble Theater in Kansas City, Missouri. For Tickets and information, visit


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