It’s a walking theater production that spans a few blocks, from City Hall to a local restaurant.
In other words, it’s “Well Played,” a production written and directed by former Lee’s Summit and Lee’s Summit West theater director Ben Martin, president of Summit Theatre Group.
“Well Played” shadows the chance meeting and trek of two local street musicians through downtown Lee’s Summit, starting at Lee’s Summit City Hall before traveling on foot to Neighborhood Café for dinner and concluding at the Amtrak Depot.
Matthew Silvers, Lee’s Summit, and Shawna Downing, Kansas City, Mo., join Lee’s Summit’s Kenny Taylor in the adventure that includes original music from Jon Tucker, Amy Laemmli and Meredith Kay Clark.
“This entertaining production combines the best of street theater, dinner theater and musical accompaniment,” Martin said. “This will be a theater event unlike any our audience has been to.”
Also an STG creation, “Cellular Cenes” returns to downtown Lee’s Summit, 7 p.m. Friday, July 28. A walking theater production done in five unique scenes, “Cellular Cenes” follows a love story throughout downtown Lee’s Summit. The twist? The audience is only alerted to the next scene via text message to their cell phones.
“Cellular Cenes” stars Brittany Braswell, an Oak Park High graduate, and Jeremy Edwards, with local Lee’s Summit student Seth Garrett performing stage manager duties. Downtown Lee’s Summit Main Street and STG are the producers of the show, with a nod to local businesses Red Door Wine Store (where the play begins), Got Art Gallery, Bricks Pub & Grub and Blue Heron Design.
“We love putting on this type of performance throughout the streets of downtown Lee’s Summit,” Martin said. “This love story is always fascinating to follow and our patrons rave about the uniqueness of this type of theater experience.”
Tickets for “Celluar Cenes” are $10 and available on the Downtown Lee’s Summit Main Street website.