Pictured: Cast of “King Hedley II.”
KC Melting Pot Theatre has announced the cast for its season opener, August Wilson’s “King Hedley II,” directed by KC Melting Pot founder Harvey Williams.
The cast includes Sherri Roulette Mosley (Ruby), Dennis Jackson (Stool-Pigeon), Jerron O’Neal (Mister), Lewis Morrow (King), Lanette King (Tonya), and Theodore (Priest) Hughes (Elmore).
Set in the year of 1985 in Pittsburgh’s Hill District; King, recently released from a seven-year prison sentence must transition back to civilian life to make a way for himself in an economy that is moving a mile a minute. He quickly learns that society sees ex-convicts as invisible citizens who must find a way to make a living against impossible odds. Desperate to start his own business, King resorts to a side hustle selling stolen refrigerators only to find himself frustrated and tired of his circumstances. As he tries to plant seeds to change his life we see the ways his mother Ruby, his wife, Tonya, his best friend, Mister, his next-door neighbor, Stool-Pigeon, and Ruby’s ex-lover, Elmore are affected by his choices.
“King Hedley II” runs September 20 – October 5 at Just Off Broadway Theatre, 3051 Central in Penn Valley Park, Kansas City. For more information visit kcmeltingpot.com.