In an enduring collaboration, Kansas City Actors Theatre with UMKC Theatre and the National World War I Museum present R.C. Sherriff’s Journey’s End, February 14-March 2, 2014, at the National World War I Museum. The production, directed by mark Robbins, will run February 14-March 2 with evening and matinee performances in the J.C. Nichols Auditorium, National World War I Museum, 100 W. 26th Street, Kansas City, MO. Previews run February 14-19 with opening night, February 20, 7:30pm.
English playwright, Robert Cedric “R.C.” Sherriff served in World War I from 1916 to 1917 as a second lieutenant. He was wounded at Passchendaele. He wrote Journey’s End in 1927 about C Company which served as his surrogate family during the war. Journey’s End premiered in 1928 at the Apollo Theatre featuring Laurence Olivier and directed by James Whale. Within a year of opening, the play was performed by 76 companies in 26 languages. In 2007, Journey’s End received a Tony Award for Best Revival of a Play. Conversations with the cast after the performance will be held February 16, February 21, and February 26.