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A Celebration of Harold Pinter

Julian Sands, well known British actor, will present a series of Harold Pinter's poems in a special production titled, A Celebration of Harold Pinter. Sands' performance will be at Polsky Theatre on the campus of Johnson County Community College in Overland Park, Kan.

ESU members and Friends of ESU--Don't miss this rare opportunity to be part of a program you will not soon forget. Harold Pinter (1930-2008) was one of the most influential modern British dramatists, his writing career spanned more than 50 years.

Learn more about Harold Pinter and Julian Sands at the end of this announcement.

Friday, December 5, 2014
8:00 pm
Polsky Theatre
$30 per person

 

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Spotlight on ESU Kansas City’s Newest Member: Bambi Shen

Meet ESU Kansas City's newest member, Bambi Shen.  The harrowing life story of Bambi stretches across cultures and continents.

Daughter of a Chinese diplomat, Shen was born in French Indochina (now Vietnam). For much of Shen's young life, her mother berated her and repeatedly told her how she wished she'd been born a boy. When Japan took over Vietnam, she and her family endured internment in concentration camps, surviving hunger and bombing air raids, which twice came precariously close to taking her life.

 

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Gerald Charles Dickens presents “A Christmas Carol” In-Person

Charles Dickens' literary masterpiece, A Christmas Carol, continues to shape the way we celebrate Christmas over 150 years after the story of Ebenezer Scrooge and the three spirits of Christmas first touched hearts in 1843.

The ESU Kansas City Branch invites members and Friends of ESU to a group outing to see this special performance by Gerald Charles Dickens.

When: Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Where: The Pavilion at John Knox Village
             520 NW Murray Rd, Lee's Summit, MO
             Click here for map

Time: 7:00 pm (Show time approximately one hour)

Watch video preview:  Click here

Admission: Free, however, RSVP required. Click here to RSVP online or call (816) 524-0567

 

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29th Annual British Faire

The ESU Kansas City Branch joined 40 other vendors at the 29th Annual British Faire in Lenexa, KS on Saturday, November 15, 2014.  Many purveyors of British goods and services were displaying their merchandise including food, cheese, tea, Celtic & Scottish jewelry, antiques, books and holiday goods. There was a traditional British Afternoon Tea that sold out for six sittings.

 

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The Questionable Identity of William Shakespeare

When: Monday, November 10, 2014
Time: 3:30 to 4:45 pm
Where: Royall Hall, Room 111 on UMKC Campus, 800 E. 52nd St., KC. Mo.
Admission: Free, RSVP not necessary
Parking: Metered visitor parking south of Royall Hall. Click here to see a map for parking.  Click on the map image to view a full-size map. The yellow block labelled A44 is the best place to park.  The metered parking fee is nominal.

 

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