Theatrical productions

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Play Production at the Boys Hotel

Photograph of six boys performing a play at the Boys Hotel at the southeast corner of Admiral Boulevard and Flora Avenue.

"Womanless Wedding" Cast

Photograph of the cast of "Womanless Wedding," the all-male production performed at Memorial Building in Independence, Missouri on April 20 and 21, 1933. The cast was made up of local civic leaders including Judge C. Jasper Bell and Independence Mayor Roger Sermon, and the production was directed by Frank W. Rucker, assisted by Blevins Davis. All of the female characters are played by men, and some of the actors appear in blackface.