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ESU KC Rep Group Night

Mary's Wedding

ESU's Outdoor Group Night events have been popular, and we have a very special ESU Group Night planned on Sunday, September 19 at 7:30 PM. You won't want to miss this production of Mary's Wedding produced by KC Rep Theatre. The play takes place during World War I in 1914, just four years before the ESU was founded.

On the night before her wedding, Mary dreams of a thunderstorm, during which she unexpectedly meets Charlie. With innocence and humor, the two discover a charming first love. But the year is 1914, and the world is collapsing into a brutal war. Together, they attempt to hide their love, galloping through the fields for a place and time where the battle can't find them. A play with a heart as big as the skies that serve as its stage, Mary's Wedding is an epic, unforgettable story of love, hope, and survival.

This outdoor production is on the south lawn near the entrance to the National World War I Museum and Memorial. This is a casual show. BYOC—Bring Your Own Chair (or blanket). 

Seating will begin 1 hour before the performance. The show runs approximately 90 minutes with no intermission.


When: Sunday, September 19, 7:30 pm

Where: South lawn of World War I Museum and Memorial

Bring: Your own chair or blanket, bring food, snacks, drink if you wish

Tickets: $30 non-reserved seating. Click here to purchase tickets.

Arrive: Please arrive about 60 minutes before play begins to get best seating. Look for Jeff or Ben and Roxanne. We'll try to save an area for our group if we can.


Inclement Weather Policy

If a performance is cancelled due to inclement weather, we will try to get you into a later performance of the same production based on your availability. If that is not possible, we will offer you a credit, refund, or the opportunity to donate your tickets to support our 501c3 nonprofit theatre company.


Safety Guidelines

This performance takes place outside, and we have limited capacity to ensure that there is proper space for adequate social distancing between groups.

To protect our staff, we respectfully ask that you wear your face mask when entering and leaving the performance space. Once seated with your party and socially distanced from others, you may remove your mask.

Per CDC guidelines, patrons will be REQUIRED to wear face masks when entering indoor spaces, such as using the restroom facilities inside the Museum.


Please be advised that this production features gunshots and war sounds as part of the soundscape.

Watch this one-minute promotional video:

Watch this two-minute video of Stuart Carden, Artistic Director, talks about Mary's Wedding.

Note: Please call or email Jeff Schnabel after purchasing tickets so we have a list of those attending and we can look for you when you arrive. Thank you. (816) 878-1239

email:  Thank you and hope to see you there.


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