Kicking off the Fall and Winter Season
What happens when you take a classic supernatural-themed TV sitcom of the 1960s-70s about witches marrying mortals and living in suburbia, and combine it with an all African-American cast and the sounds of Motown Funk?
You get BLACK BEWITCHED! It is the latest in Late Night Theatre Aug. 28-Sept. 28 at Missie B’s, 805 W. 39th St., Kansas City.
In Black Bewitched, the husband, Darrin, is in advertising. Samantha is his perfect suburban housewife. Tabitha is their cute little daughter.
But not everything in this idyllic suburban household is as it seems. That’s because Samantha is also a witch. Her mother, Endora, is tired of the cookie-cutter life her daughter has chosen and decides to shake things up with a spell! Endora’s spell converts the black and white series into full 1970s psychedelic color!
Uncle Arthur, Aunt Clara, Serena (Samantha’s twin cousin) and Gladys Kravitz take the wild ride into Funk!
This is true Late Night CAMP – parody, bawdy, raunchy, and FUN!
It stars Ryan Webster (aka Moltyn Decadence) as Samantha, Kory Burch (aka Regina LaRae) as Darrin #1, Ray Fry (aka Widow Von du) as Endora, Christopher Barksdale (aka Christa Collins) as Uncle Arthur and Stephonne Singleton (aka Kita Rose) as Aunt Clara.
Black Bewitched was written by Ron Megee and Jessica Dressler and is directed by Ron Megee.
This show kicks off Late Night Theatre’s fall and winter season, and Black Bewitched can be seen on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays. Friday, Saturday, and Monday shows start at 8 p.m. Sunday shows start at 6 p.m. The box office opens one hour before showtime. Doors open 30 minutes before the show.
General admission seating for Sundays and Mondays is $15, and Friday and Saturdays is $20. The show is rated R and you must be 21 to enter.
Tickets are on sale at the Central Ticket Office. Orders can be charged by phone at 816-235-6222, or at www.umkc.edu/finadmin/cto/events/late-night.asp.