Truth Stands by Cynthia Hardeman
At the intersection of addiction, family, hopes and dreams, estranged siblings find each other through their love of hip-hop and inherited musical abilities. Their chance encounter on a dark street corner begins to unravel their lives as they know it and leads to a revelation of secrets. Father, mother, children alike, no one here will be spared from the truth. Will it set them free or will they sulk back into their familiar cocoons of oppression?
The Cast of "Truth Stands"
John (Brother John) Anderson
Directed by Jacqueline Gafford
Playwright Cynthia Hardeman is a graduate of Spanish and Theatre from The University of Missouri Kansas City. Born and raised in Kansas City Cynthia traveled the world serving in the United States Air Force. Currently a family advocate for families in crisis and mentor for at-risk youth.
Cynthia's love of the theatre led her to begin playwriting classes in 2011 at UMKC under the instruction of renown playwright Frank Higgins. In 2012, her one act play Jack and Jill was produced in InTENsity: 10 Bite-Sized Plays by 10 KC Writers at the Fishtank Performance Studio. Her first full length play Truth be Dead was chosen as a finalist to be workshopped in the 2012 WordBRIDGE Playwrights Laboratory, at CenterStage Theatre in Baltimore, MD. In the fall of 2012 Cynthia was selected to participate in a Gala for The Unicorn Theatres' playwright showcase with her short politically themed play Like Me. Which led to the subsequent reading of her play aka Truth at the Unicorn Theatre. Cynthia was the 2013 Winner of Kansas City's Project Playwright 2.0, having three of her Ten minute plays produced There Goes Brazil, Ready to Go and A Soldier's Return. That same year Truth Stands had its original production at Coppin State University in Baltimore, MD. Cynthia then joined Michelle T. Johnson and Teresa Leggard in writing and producing the Girl on Girl production for the 2014 KC Fringe Festival. Grateful to Harvey and Linda Williams with KC MeltingPot Theatre for it's KC Premiere of Truth Stands at Just Off Broadway Theatre.
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3051 Central in Penn Valley Park
Kansas City, MO 64108
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