TKC BREAKING AND EXCLUSIVE NEWS!!! KANSAS CITY HEART OF AMERICA SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL WARNING: SOUTHMORELAND CRIME SPREE COULD ENDANGER UNSUSPECTING PATRONS!!!
This weekend the annual production of Kansas City Shakespeare's 12th Night is earning rave reviews but the promotion hasn't focused at all on a spate of recent violence in the area that surrounds the park hosting the performance that could pose a clear and present security danger to theatergoers.
To wit . . .
OUR TKC BLOG COMMUNITY WARNS KANSAS CITY SHAKESPEARE PATRONS THAT THE SOUTHMORELAND AREA HAS BEEN HOME TO A RECENT SPIKE IN ARRESTS, VIOLENCE AND ROBBERIES!!!
Last month police were forced to roundup a gang of violent teen flash mobbers who had been causing trouble around the neighborhood for weeks. The area behind QT seems to be impacted worst of all but our blog community has been FIRST in the metro to report that violent nighttime chaos has plagued all of the Midtown Corridor this Spring/Summer from Main St. down to Hyde Park.
Accordingly . . .
KANSAS CITY MEDIA HAS FAILED TO WARN SHAKESPEARE FEST PATRONS ABOUT THE DANGEROUS SITUATION SURROUNDING SOUTHMORELAND PARK THAT POTENTIALLY PUTS PEOPLE AT RISK!!!
Parking is always a hassle at this event and people move further away from the park grounds in order to find a decent spot . . . The Nelson-Atkins paid lot is probably the best option but that fills up quickly and folks coming to the festival after dark have always had a hard time getting to the event.
So, we offer this post not to scare but simply to warn and make folks aware of an uncomfortable fact that neighborhood violence is once again threatening a beloved Kansas City tradition while local news is content to ignore the problem. Hopefully, this bit of waring will make locals more aware of their surroundings and increasing crime in Kansas City overall.
You decide . . .